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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1999 CWC
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points
- Maltstock 2017
N: smoky, sweet, oranges briny (reduced: more fruit)
P: briny, sweet smokyness, fruity (reduced: mild and more maritime flavors)
F: warm with some spices
- Punchy textbook Bowmore. Instant
The bittersweet, soft nose offers
a whole lot of citrus up front. Think lemon and grapefruit. Some apples and
maybe some gooseberries. Turns slightly tropical after a few minutes. Think
pineapple and mango. And the peel of a green banana. It then turns somewhat
mineral. Fatty coals and some medicinal touches, although those are certainly
not in your face. Finally some farmer’s butter.
Good body. A bit piquant and
immediately all kinds of citrus appear on the palate, followed by sweet vanilla
and ashes. Becomes somewhat dirty on the tongue, which I can appreciate. The
smokiness becomes quite big all of a sudden. Pepper rears its head. Hint of sea
salt. Leaf of mint? Lime juice and oyster juice go hand in hand. Some garden
herbs and green tea towards the end.
In the long, warm finish sweet
and salty go head to head. It leaves the mouth dry.
- After the smokinesses there's exceptional citrus fruits in the long finish. Brilliant bottling!