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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Bw8 ElD
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.78 points
- A nice whisky
Caraway, dried moss, cold kiln, hay, salt and sea, a small bit of dried seaweed, a touch of hand moisturizer, lemons, cut grass. With water becomes more seaside
Palate: vanilla, lemons, small citrus hard candies. With water improves, less candy more bitter herbs and guava, vanilla weakens a bit.
Finish: green licorice, lime rinds, crushed daisies, slightly medicinal which outlasts the rest
- Nots by producer:
This multi-layered Bowmore is a vatting of whiskies distilled between 2001 and 2003. Left to age in ex-bourbon barrels and ex-sherry butts for sixteen to eighteen years, it showcases its classic true-Islay character through a window of tropical fruits and coastal freshness. 1320 bottles produced.
Grapefruit mixed with brown sugar. A hint of charcoal smoke with baked lemons developing into richer, more pronounced tropical notes of under-ripe mango drizzled with lime juice.
Old-fashioned chocolate limes. Citrus and salt blend together and further richness is delivered by papaya and kiwi. Buttered samphire lends a coastal feel.
A dry, herbaceous finish lingers with wave after wave of kiln smoke.
- Unfortunately, the nose brings far too little. The distillery character can be heard clearly in the taste, also a pleasant sweetness and tropical fruits. But overall too little sherry content. Unfortunately way too overpriced.