Dram Review: Bowmore Vault Edit1°.n First Release Atlantic Sea Salt

[51.5%・NAS・Bottled Circa 2016・Original Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Some mild actions of tropical fruits on the nose, lime squeeze with a seaweed-y peat gently sweeping across. Creamy coconut milk, dried apricots and banana jam laid over wee hints of oyster shells seasoned with sea salt and pepper. Palate & Finish: Sea salt and honey with some sound…

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Dram Review: Bowmore Feis Ile 2006 Aged 6 Years

[57.4%・6 Years Old・Distilled in 1999・Bottled in 2006・Official Bottling・Limited Release of 600 Bottles] Nose: A bit sharp on the nose, some citrus marmalade but really just quite youthful. Good doses of lemongrass and char with a brush of paint stripper. Honeyed cereal follows with some fish sauce and smoked almonds Palate & Finish: Lemon and citrus,…

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Dram Review: Bowmore Aged 25 Years Distilled in 1969

[43.0%・Distilled in 1969・Bottled Circa 1994・Official Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Such immaculate fragrances on the nose, stately and graceful aromas with the velvet-esque waxiness well integrated into the oak.  The cask led sweetness is expressive, from a bouquet of soft ripe fruits to a floral status with the malt gradually developing.  Such balance with the dram releasing…

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Dram Review: Moon Import Samaroli “Dreams” Bowmore 1984

[45.0%・Distilled in 1984・Bottled in 1999・Moon Import and Samaroli Joint Bottling・Release of 798 Bottles] Nose: Some raspberry lollies to go with some sea salt, ginger flower teases as the malt mildly moving with sprinkles of limestone, soft caramel and roasted capsicum in time. Palate & Finish: The brush of dark berries I normally associate with Bowmore…

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Dram Review: SMWS 3.307 Bowmore “A Journey Into Joy”

[55.9%・ 20 Years Old・Distilled in 1997・Bottled in 2018・SMWS Bottling・Single Cask Release of 564 Bottles] Nose: The nose is surprisingly and rather incredibly meaty with some burnt and deeply roasted barley notes lurking, perhaps living on the edge of sulfur street..  The obligatory deep, dark Sherry inspired dried fruits are there and are gorgeous.  Running parallel…

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Dram Review: Bowmore 15 Years Old (Hong Kong Whisky Bars Special Joint Bottling 2018)

[52.0%・15 Years Old・Distilled in 2002・Bottled in 2018・Butler, Club Qing, Ginger, Nocturne, Tiffany’s New York Bar Joint Bottling ・Cask No. 135・Single Cask Release of 100 Bottles] Nose: Very clean and towards the light side, wood staves torched carefully to give a delicate smoke that moves really well with mild floral note and some ocean breeze.  There…

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Whisky Review: Bowmore 1988 Vintage Edition

Style: Soapy and Complex Nose: Sea spray, then immediately there is the er… Parma violet soap on the second layer. Behind we have tropical fruits rolling in – bright pineapple, coconut and passion fruits. Vanilla milk, chilli heat followed by a second wave of martime notes, seaweed and gentle tar smoke to finish. A rather…

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Dram Review: Bowmore Bicentenary

[43.0%・NAS・Bottled in 1979・Official Bottling・Limited Release] For those who are keen to know, this Bicentenary is the version with the lion facing left. Nose: Robust maltiness intertwined with a dried floral note.  The nose is gentle but shows finesse, a fine layer of anise and iodine with the smoke well held in place by a wee…

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Dram Review: Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish

[53.9%・Bottled in 2016・NAS・Original Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: The maritime influence arrives in strides alongside notes of chargrilled vegetables, the subdued smoke pairs well with the translucent woodiness.  The ashy note has been kept at bay. Palate & Finish: The dram conveys a mellow honey sweetness with a sprinkle of lemony note that lays down a path…

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Whisky Review: Bowmore Hand-Filled Single Cask #32161 2015 Aged 17 Years

Style: Fragrant and Maritime Peat Nose: Dynamic fragrance, beautiful ripe garden berries in the form of balmy candle, deep tobacco leaves impressions, followed by a dash of iodine and sea salt. Maritime influence taking over at deep. Distinct seaweed, mineral touches as blurry vanilla and malt lying underneath. Palate: Massive sweetness with a twinge of…

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