Bowmore 21 Y v 1989 The Nectar of the Daily Dram Written by Dave | | The whisky: Bowmore 21 Y vintage 1989
Released by: The nectar of the daily dram.
Year in bottle: 2011
Alcohol percentage: 48.1%
Tasted for you by Dave and Jürgen together
Sweet smoke, peat, citrus (especially lime), christmas cake, barley. Spicy and earthy.
Sweet peat, smoke, orange, apple, banana, vanilla, nesquik
Sweet peat, smoke, orange, muscat, pepper, vanilla, apple, berries, grape.
A bowmore from the good side of 1989, so without any violets. A whisky with balls, less fruity than some other bowmore's but very tasty and honest. You feel like you on Islay on a fun autumn day. The fact that bowmore made good things especially from 1989 is unfortunately also more and more known, and the result for the prices is obvious: even for 10-year-old independent bottlings (albeit at barrel strength) expect prices around 100 euros for a bottle. That's why you better hit all still affordable good bowmore's now you still have the chance. We were already very happy to find this bottle somewhere for a super reasonable price ... all too bad it was already the last one.
Reminds us of:
Jason Statham: Talent but with punch, no-nonsense.