Insider knowledge: Bowmore 34 Year Old 1971 whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Bowmore 34 Year Old 1971 whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: A cornucopia of winter spice. Rich and thick.
Palate: Mouth-filling malt. Dundee cake, aged rum. Little flitters of smoke and peat. Cigar leaf, mixed peels and ground ginger.
Finish: Dry, woody, warming.