This is very quaffable stuff and a nice dram for christmas time - more of such editions please, Bowmore!
The colour is tawny and the texture shows just slow legs and tears. The nose is very winey and reminds me of old Ben Nevis from the sixties/early seventies: It owns this adorable "rum pot" profile with raisins, cinnamon, plums, cherries and many more.
The taste again is very sweet winey with raisins, the Bowmore trademark currants and some spices (peppers, nutmegs, a hint of salt). Water is not needed as the whole dram gets unpleasantly bitter (like so often with heavily sherried whiskies).
The mouthfeel is warming and a little coating (could be more) but slightly astringent from heavy tannins (wine drinkers know this from Bordeaux barrique wines). The finish is sweet and of medium length and gets a little bitter at the end (tannins, but not too bad).