Scotch By Nino Kilgore-Marchetti / April 3, 2014 The last time I looked in on new releases from the popular Scottish distillery Bowmore, it had just released a 50 year old expression costing nearly $27,000 a bottle. We now travel back to this venerable whisky institution for a much more mundane release, known as Bowmore Small Batch. Small Batch, as the distillery explains it, is a “perfect combination of flavours that encapsulate scotch from the Southern Isles.” To get to this place, the non-age statement whisky was first matured in first and second-fill ex-bourbon casks before being blended together. Tasting notes for this gold color whisky, bottled at 45 percent ABV, are below from the distillery. Nose: vanilla fudge, sea air and peat smoke, balanced beautifully by honeycomb and cinnamon spice. Palate: mouth-watering citrus, gentle saltiness and vanilla with flakes of coconut. Finish: wispy smoke, bourbon vanilla and lime. Get Jefferson's Ocean at ReserveBar. Shop now!