The first nose immediately promises "it has remained a bowmore" great! Despite the 21 years and the very intense influence of the barrel, the character of the distillery is recognizable. If you continue to smell it, you will simply be overwhelmed by the variety of flavors: “a lot of sherry, furniture polish, a little sweet mango in the background and the typical smell of Bowmore. I'm in heaven! "
It lies heavy and full on the tongue and fills the entire mouth. Despite the 51.7% ABV, the alcohol is barely noticeable and well integrated into the distillate. “Old leather and slightly sweet fruits spread on the tongue, more the tropical than the typical oranges! A couple of violets are not annoying. All water is removed from the tongue, after swallowing the black liquid, the entire mouth is covered and the tongue sticks to everything ... amazing! Sweetness, leather and some smoke remain!
Long, just long! You can taste this malt in your throat the next morning after enjoying it in the evening.
Not for connoisseurs of balanced malts and definitely not an all day dram!
Is he good? Yes, without a doubt one of the best! Is it the best? No, there is no such thing as the best!