...and it is a weak 25-years old Bowmore. All previous editions I tasted so far were clearly better, so I advice to rather go for these at auctions than to buy this pricey bottle.
The colour is russetmuscat and the nose offers a rather shy profile for a 25-years old Bowmore. Yes, it shows the typical fruity and peaty aromas but usually they are much stronger and more complex. This is a little disappointing...
The taste is less fruity than I hoped for but shows more bitter-peaty flavours than usual (campfire smoke). It is very sweet mainly on sugars and neither complex nor impressive. A rather weak taste given its price tag! Water is not needed as it just flattens the dram.
The initial mouthfeel is warming but not realy coating with a drying-bitter moment that is somewhat distracting (bitter tea, metals). The finish is short and adds no new impressions. It gets bitter-astringent towards the end, again.