Released in 2014 by Morrison Bowmore Limited, Bowmore Gold Reef is named after the glow of the sun’s rays reflecting off the coral sunbed. It is matured in ex-bourbon casks, which infuse the whisky with vanilla, citrus and sea salt. It also lends to the colour, which in keeping with the name, is bright gold. This Islay single malt has an aroma of tropical fruits, such as coconut, peach and citrus. On the palate are the peat and vanilla as well as the salt, with a long honeyed finish, with a hint of zest. This truly is a delightful coastal dram.