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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Whisky Review: Bowmore Hand-Filled Single Cask #???? 2016 Oloroso Sherry Cask

Style: Sweet and Sherry Nose: Starts with plenty of smoke floating around. An alluring sweet and sour element on the nose… Red fruits, raspberries, sour plums, hawthorns with a touch of sea salt. Slightly floral, blue berries and stew fruits emerge from the spirit as the tone slowly descends. Almond and walnuts undertone. Clean, fresh…

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Dram Review: The Black Bowmore

[40.5%・42 Years Old・Distilled in 1964・Bottled in 2007・Original Bottling・Limited Release] The  Black Bowmore, so often trotted out as the whisky that symbolises the “illuminati” aspect in whisky appreciation, is somewhat of an enigma. The fact is that there has been a decent outturn over the years and you are bound to come across an opened bottle at…

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Whisky Review: Bowmore “Tempest” Aged 10 Years Batch VI

Tasting Notes: Bowmore “Tempest” Aged 10 Years Batch VI Style: Bright and Feisty Nose: Delicious coconut cream and aromatic tropical fruits big on the nose. Beaming sweetness from freshly sliced pineapples and passionfruit pulp. Maverick spices blitz with white oak notes, opens up a soft layer of sea salt thinly cloaked with a whip of…

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Dram Review: Bowmore Aged 18 Years

  [43.0%・Bottled Circa. 2013-2014・18 Years Old・Original Bottling・General Release] Nose: An addictive blackcurrant note on the nose. A dose of sea breeze, the artificial lozenge sweetness is there. Rather refreshing eucalyptus and mint. There is an underlying hint of toffee, with a hint of burnt toast. The seaweedy peat is just noticeable on the back end.…

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