Bessie Williamson was a pioneer of Islay whiskies, becoming the first female owner of a Scottish Distillery in the 20th Century. That distillery was Laphroaig and this dram is a homage to Bessie's influence on not just Laphroaig but also on Islay itself.
Bottled from a single Refill Sherry Cask this expression is limited to only 950 bottles. It is classed as a Blended Malt but merely as a precaution, the producers are almost 100% certain this liquid contains only Single Malt spirit.
It has a lovely, warming tobacco smokiness on the nose and a sweet, soft mouthfeel which leaves a cracking glow on the finish. Certainly a great dram for a cold winter night.