Surprising for the age, a heavy surge of smoke only after pouring. However, this disappears quickly and changes into slightly charred old wood that has just been sanded and is now freshly polished. As a refreshment after working with the wood, there is lemonade and fresh oysters garnished with lumps and orange zest.
A great mix of fresh, grassy coastal whiskey style with citrus and light but always present smoke and on the other hand old wood and furniture polish.
It spreads creamy and fully aromatic in the mouth. Mild and "old" first play the orange zest note and a light leather note in the foreground. Then a subtle ashy smoke and coarse ground black pepper and salt fight their way forward. To the rear, it is getting sweeter with lemonade and now also a strange floral note. Oh the Bowmore is coming through. Unfortunately, from sip to sip, this floral note now dominates the taste. Somehow a strange mixture of bitter wood and charred violets. It's a shame.
In the finish this note remains briefly at the beginning - but is more pleasant here than in the taste. In addition, there is a slight honey and raisin sweetness. Very maritime again with a hint of smoke and ash. The sweetness remains from the medium to long and a note of coffee beans from the oak with a subliminal smoke. Very tasty and almost tasty ^^