N.V. Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish 53.9%

A truly fascinating and rare single malt Scotch whisky from Bowmore. This release offers something genuinely unique: the fusion of East meeting West. Mizunara oak is rare and only grows in northern Japan, China and Russia. The trees are very slow growing and take 200 years to reach full size.  Mizunara casks were exported from Japan for the very first time in order to finish this rare bottling made of whiskies distilled in the 1990s (15-25 years old). Production was limited to just 2000 bottles and it is sold out just about everywhere.
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£1,313.00 DP

Average critic rating : 90.5 points



Nose: a very different Bowmore nose: unique, in fact. Curious mix of rose petal and bubblegum, lightly coated with soft phenol; gun smoke with a metallic edge. Taste: a tight delivery. Hard, crisp, unyielding and biting on the palate. Much more spice and oomph than the sleep nose warns of. Finish: dry sooty cocoa with an assertive spice burn. Balance: a Bowmore like no other: not always happy in its own skin, but when it relaxes towards the finish, it positively pulses its Islay credentials. 53.9%. 2,000 bottles.

On the eye: Warm amber.

Breathe in: Spicy, mellow sweetness carried on a fresh ocean breeze.

Sip: Sweet vanilla, cedar wood, exotic mango and honey rose blossom.

Savour: Floral spice and fragrant smoke.


FINE+RARE offers UK home delivery through our logistics partner London City Bond, with next day deliveries available for Central London addresses.
We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
For delivery charges to Highlands, Islands and outlying areas, please contact our Customer Service Team.


For deliveries into Hong Kong and Singapore, we offer a dedicated air and sea service.
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Our storage costs are highly competitive. We will happily accept cases or single bottles, charging pro-rata based on the number of bottles and length of storage period.
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FINE+RARE can arrange delivery of your wines to your personal fine wine storage account:
Deliveries within London City Bond or to a Vinotheque storage account are charged at £ 8 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
Deliveries to all other storage providers are charged at £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).

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