Then with a half to a whole teaspoon of water to 2 cl and another 10 to 15 minutes in the glass he was finally good. And pretty good. Like a unleashed, undyed Bowmore Darkest to tinker yourself. Although the sherry holds back pleasantly and shows itself mainly in the nose with a little later violets and tropical canned fruits. In the mouth again nice crisp and dry Bowmore smoke with sweeter, nutty notes.
If I had had the last impression at the beginning, I would not find that difficult to judge. But should (should?) Be a 20-year-old sherry whisky for € 150 so "impetuous"? Is this evaluated with or is it just the impression of optimal respiratory duration and dilution? Does the malt win with decreasing bottle level and loses the alcohol sting?
After the second tasting, the impression did not improve. After optimal breathing time, dilution and careful smelling, the Bowmore potential shows good to very good whisky. However, with the incredibly poorly integrated alcohol, the malt heals everything here and there are no classes to what one might expect from a top-notch whisky. That's too much of experimentation. Too bad.