Dram Review: Signatory Vintage Bowmore 1972 Aged 36 Years

[45.4%・Distilled in 1972・Bottled in 2008・ 36 Years Old・Signatory Vintage Bottling・Cask No. 3890・Single Cask Release of 540 Bottles] 

Nose:

Exceptionally theatric and captivating, rich prunes and figs mingle with a stately leather featured vintage mahogany piece, think Finn Juhl’s Chieftain.. creamy red tea leaves giving off that tannic aroma, whilst an earthy espresso is being topped with cream froth and dark chocolate dust. In time the savoury umami note really sips out, bringing along hints of peppered bak kut teh, curry powder and fennel seeds.

Palate & Finish:

Thick, intense mouthfeel of prunes, red oak, raw dark chocolate; rich gooey delivery of nutmeg coated molasses balanced by the leathery texture. Dark plum sauce bringing about a savoury edge as the late arriving peat smoke makes for a much more three dimensional experience.

The puff of peat smoke expands with subtle notes of candied oranges, European oak and tannins drawing long, finishing like a satisfying cigar session.

Thoughts:

Thrillingly Sherried beyond the wildest expectations and drams like a perfect perfecto.

To quote Messr Styles.. it’s so wonderful and warm..

☆☆☆ [Most Recommended]

-Nicholas