Dram Review: Elements of Islay Bowmore Bw7

[53.2%・16 Years Old・Distilled in 2001・Bottled in 2017・Elixir Distillers Bottling・Limited Release]

Nose:

The brine combines with big Sherry, a meaty base with all the glorious characters of chocolate mud cake drizzled in dark plum sauce; dirty smoke adding such an interesting facet to things, rounding off with sweet smoke, molasses and barley sweetness on full show later.

Palate & Finish:

Chocolate dust and toffee syrup with this almost drying, oily Demerara sugar note, with a splash of cinnamon seasoning the peat driven herbal note. It becomes earthy and smoky from the mid-palate with some burnt toast note.

Chocolate sauce, sea salt and iodine in the finish, lasting rather long.

Thoughts:

Aye! this is one feisty little dram!

Size doesn’t matter in this case I suppose..

☆ [Recommended]

-Nicholas