What I do know is that I recently have had some Glenlochy and Glenugie SV that would smash this Bowmore out the park.
Another whisky on here and particularly Bowmore that has a massive score it does not deserve IMHO.
Just to be sure I will re try the 1964 Bowmore Gold next to compare,
The nose is by far the best part.
You can smell the depth of profile on show here, it is a bowl of stewed exotic fruits with mango & peach to the fore mixed with a little banana and guava.
Lots of sticky tears on the inside of the glass, I am expecting good things here but lets leave it pen to the air for a minute.
There is something akin to sweet creosote here and then I find some orange and freshly sawn wood.
Yes this is a nice old nose.
The more you leave the glass open to the air, the more it evolves.
Slightly flat and not that sweet to be honest so I will add a little water.
Yes, water has opened this up and its definitely sweeter, with the fruit coming through but its also a little dry.
Faint bitterness from the wood which is growing but it is old, so to be expected.
Quite creamy with a little water and some sweet peat with the fruit coming back but more bitter fruit now, maybe bitter is the wrong word more stewed to death which has reduced the sweetness somewhat, that sort of thing.
Finish is ok, but the wood is starting to sing now and pushes the fruit away,