...and Bowmore definitely is back on the road of success. This is another excellent Traditional Scotch maturation of the adorable fruity-peaty-maritime Bowmore profile and it is very quaffable. But to be honest, as a drinker I would not spend more than 99 Eurobucks on a bottle like this...
The colour is pale gold and the nose offers the modern Bowmore profile at its best - fruity and peaty aromas in a delicious combo. There are additional maritime and summer floral impressions as well as earthy notes. Quite complex and balanced, but this fine nose vanishes rather quickly upon breathing...
Same on the palate: A tasty fruity-peaty-maritime mix of flavours without any off-note or imbalance. This dram is nicely layered and greatly chewable, I like that! Later some bitter-spicy notes join in which add a new impression. Water releases more aromas in the nose (again, after they vanished before) and turns the taste smoother - I like this dram both neat and reduced to about 46% abv.
The dram arrives a little peppery-hot on the palate (56.1% abv) and immediately coats all of the mouth without distracting feelings. The finish is long and turns more bitter (ashes) with a minor drying moment that is not distracting.