Bowmore

1985

ABV 52.3%
REVIEWED Issue 107
Specifications
Brand: Bowmore
Expression: 1985
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 52.3%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Editor's Choice
Issue 107
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Bowmore Distillery, Bowmore, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Gentle burning bracken notes and deep earthy tones. Distant peat fires, but also a juicy fruit edge, mango and passionfruit. Lemon zest. Coal tar soap and horse tack.
Palate: Sweet and honeyed, fresh fruit sorbet then the peat hits with coal tar soap and a meaty edge.
Finish: Sweet peat, demerara sugar and hospital wards.
Comment: This is not to be missed, a gorgeous dram.
8.7
Taster   Neil Ridley
Nose: Earthy peat notes, hint of medicinal bandages, a distinctly floral/heather note, Parma Violets, hazelnuts and cocoa powder.
Palate: Charred pork chops, more of the Parma Violet and medicinal throat lozenges. With water, some tannic orange pekoe tea notes emerge.
Finish: A return of the medicinals, some tablet and lingering floral peat notes.
Comment: Distinct, robust and delightfully elegant in the same glass. A classy offering indeed.
8.6
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