For me, this is a surprise whisky for a big plus. Alcohol well hidden. It's nice to drink it. It seems different with each sip, encouraging further tasting. Finally, a ripe raspberry appears in the aftertaste. Something nice and fun.
intense, smoked, quite smoky, sea salt
sweet, peaty, peppery, citrusy, ash, traces of oak
Campfire smoke mixed with fresh lemons and digestive biscuits. It’s a little briny and quite maritime. Kiwi in the background. Minerals too. Later I also get green apples and pears. Then vanilla custard too and lemongrass. Sweet pastry and a hint of barley sugar.
Young-ish, but very nice. A touch of oats and that campfire smoke again, but actually it’s rather integrated. It’s a cask strength whisky, but it’s not as aggressive as I would have thought. A hint of vanilla. Minerals again. A pinch of sea salt. Kiwi and limes. Green apples. Followed by a sugary sweetness and a touch of white pepper.
Medium+ peated Bowmore at a very affordable price. Peaty arrival but also fruity. Very powerful, but in spite of the young age, the peat-smoke remains acceptable. Strong and full taste and a very long finish.
A beautiful accessible Bowmore! Maritime and fruity. Those distinctive sweet salty malted barley flavors show themselves perfectly. It takes me back to moment I was the Bowmore kiln shortly after they dried some barley. This dram is priced very friendly and gives more then enough compared to the price you pay. The age is just under 10 years. I expect 8 or 9. The arrival on the palate is rather smooth and builds up very nice. It is a classic bourbonized Bowmore profile which works really well at CS. Definitely something I’d buy. Wishlist here it comes.