John Hansell from Malt Advocate Magazine wrote about this new Bowmore expression already in August, and today Just Drinks reported about the same new Bowmore limited edition: "The premium vintage single malt is bottled at its natural cask strength of 53.5% ABV, and the whisky has been aged principally in Bordeaux wine casks, Bowmore said yesterday (18 September). It is to be sold exclusively through specialist retailers in the UK, with a recommended retail price of GBP59.99 (US$107.80). "Bowmore 16 Year Old Wine Cask Matured is the fine result of a hand-crafted process which began back in 1992," said Bowmore brand director Glen Moore. "Since then the spirit has had time to slowly mature in our cellars near the shores of Loch Indaal on Islay."
Back in August John tasted the new whisky and wrote the following: "Aged for six years in bourbon casks, then aged an additional ten years in Bordeaux wine casks. Classic Bowmore peat smoke and red berried fruit (raspberry, strawberry) are the main components of this whisky, with additional notes of plum, grape skin tannins, currant, caramel, and marzipan. Good grip from the Limousin oak (wine casks). Some brine and damp cellar notes emerged occasionally, with the smoke lingering long on the finish."