Another day, another discovery in the TTB Public Registry. This time it's a cask strength NAS whisky from Bowmore called Bowmore Vault Edition First Release. The name refers to the legendary N°1 vaults, a Bowmore warehouse below sea level. The first release seems to bare a descriptive nickname (a bit like those Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottlings): Atlantic Sea Salt, uncovering the different layers created by the alchemy of the No.1 Vaults.


Bowmore Vault Edition First Release



Identity Card Bowmore Vault Edition First Release




  • Bowmore Vault Edit1°n First Release

  • Bowmore Distillery, Bowmore (Isle of Islay)

  • Alcohol: 51.5% ABV


Label Description



Discover the flavours of sun-ripened fruits, salted honeycomb, zingy spiced cocoa and iodine-soaked blood orange, all bathed in Atlantic sea spray. Awash with blackberry, sea salt and kumquat, the lasting finish opens out like the vast ocean itself.

[caption id="attachment_1269" align="aligncenter" width="225"]Bowmore Vault Edition First Release Bowmore Vault Edition back label[/caption]

Entries from the TTB Public Registry  (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau) are  a fairly reliable source for upcoming new whiskies. Although not all entries make it to the market. There's always the possibility a brand decides not to launch a whisky, even if the label has been approved.  Until the distillery sends out a press release, this whisky should be considered a rumour...

Source: TTB Colas Online