So ... an absolutely not overrated barrel, I think.
Really great taste experience and therefore inexpensive.
What I’m missing in contrast to some other bowmores,
is the stinky rubber (by the way, my wife disagrees on this point ;-)) It is not tasty - sweet. For me it has no sulfur and no violets.
But does that bother me? No, not at all.
There is the darkest chocolate and black currants as if freshly picked from the bush.
Dry, unobtrusive sherry and still black currants after more than 20 minutes in the finish.
Delicious. A little water is recommended.