Dark yellow with a transition in light amber, the Bowmore rests slightly dull in the Premium Snifter. On the glass wall sticks an oily streaks from the very leisurely and as in slow motion dissolves a variety of small syrupy drops. Minimal peat and smoke notes slowly rise from the glass, sweet vanilla and mirabelle plums rise. Caramelized sugar and slightly floral echoes are briefly replaced by a light sea breeze, followed in seconds by fruity sweetness with caramelized sugar. Sweet apricots, velvety vineyard peach and a few drops of orange juice merge with sugar, vanilla and creamy caramel to make a sticky sweet melange. I imagine myself perceiving a subtle touch of glue, as well lightning a light "Sprittigkeit" now and then by the beguiling sweetness. Slowly, the fruity elements retreat and discreetly tart and spicy wood tones come to light with minimal smoke and peat. Again, my salivation is stimulated ...
Sweetness and fruit flash briefly, then the entire mouth filled with cold smoke and warming peat. Tart wood tones rise, creamy, slightly greasy and oily elements come out, a few grains of salt dissolve on the tongue while pleasant wooden sharpness envelops the tongue. Minimal citrus aromas and barely perceptible liquorice dissolve from spicy woody notes and slightly earthy hints. The taste is extremely mild yet powerful and voluminous. Just a little salt and pepper is distributed on the tongue, from slightly burned wood chips dissolves mint and eucalyptus. The salivation is stimulated again, fly ash and echoes of bananas and lemons prepare for the aftertaste.
Herb and spicy swim creamy pieces of wood in the saliva, a touch of cold smoke dissolves from fruity peat. Fly ash and burned wood provide a rougher and darker aroma, creamy sweetness lies in the background. With spicy wood tones and old walnuts the aftertaste comes to an end and leaves a chubby warm mouthfeel on the palate and creamy wood under the tongue.