This 14-year-old Bowmore is a great Italian release by independent bottler Sestante. It’s a late 1980s non-vintage release that was sourced from from Islay’s oldest single malt whisky distillery. The Sestante company was founded in the 1970s by Ernesto Mainardi. Just like his contemporary, Silvano Samaroli, Mainardi pioneered by giving customers a choice of both standard 40-46% bottlings and cask strength releases from the same casks. Along with his other and more famous brand Silver Seal, Mainardi’s single malt whiskies are incredibly rare and sought after.