Insider knowledge: Bowmore 15 Year Old 1996 (cask 8034) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Bowmore 15 Year Old 1996 (cask 8034) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Sweet and buttery with notes of cinnamon, soft smoke, pepper and gingerbread.
Palate: Sweet smoke, iodine, malt, cocoa and barbecue sauce. Cool wood ashes and peat.
Finish: A long, sweet, cocoa-led finish.