Magnificent whisky, which cannot leave indifferent.
One of the best old Bowmores I've tasted.
What a nose! A slap.
I think that with a degree of 40.6%, we are on a natural reduction, and tasting this 68 after the It 65, the sensation is really different.
It's much creamier here, with juicy orange, mango, ugli grapefruit, passion fruit, papaya.
All these fruits are integrated, mixed, and form a beautiful multivitamin juice.
There is sea spray and a slight mineral austerity.
Wood, light clove.
After the fruit, the zest, which adds a nice presence and complexity.
On the palate, we start with a nice dose of sweetness and honey.
The fruit is rolled up in sugar, with mango, passion fruit, orange, grapefruit.
It's round, creamy, generous.
We also have guava, pineapple, starfruit, granny apple... I can't name them all.
Light wood, cinnamon, toffee, pepper. Slight Barba Papa.
It's all velvet.
The finish is long, with a chiseled and precise exoticism.
Passion fruit, mango, pineapple, grapefruit. Superb.
Pepper, wood, clove, light toffee.
Rather saline, with a nice spray.