Speciality Drinks

Elements of Islay

Bw3 (Bowmore)

ABV 51.6%
REVIEWED Issue 119
Specifications
Brand: Elements of Islay, Speciality Drinks, Bowmore
Expression: Bw3 (Bowmore)
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 51.6%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Speciality Drinks
Awards
Recommended
Issue 119
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Bowmore Distillery, Bowmore, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Sweet barley and sweet apricot fruit. Even the peat smoke is sweet! Quite phenolic and slightly medicinal with peat, light tar, malt and coffee. A light chlorinated note freshens.
Palate: Opens with the sweet barley, followed by malt, coffee and a touch of tar. The herbal peat builds and leads into a roasted meat and charcoal middle.
Finish: Finally the salt arrives and clings to the inside of the mouth, whilst the herbal peat notes linger and are joined by a light violety note.
Comment: An excellent Bowmore. The finish lasts for minutes.
8.6
Taster   Annabel Meikle
Nose: Gammon with a crust of maple syrup and golden castor sugar. A gentle smoke of lapsang souchong tea with a slice of lemon. Warm sand and driftwood emerge with water.
Palate: Burning heathery peat and more of the lapsang souchong tea - it made me think of a brew up on a West Coast beach. Water softens the smoke and brought out warm wooden floor boards.
Finish: Robust and bracing with a dry heat and rolling smoke.
Comment: Cracking. Takes you to Islay in a heartbeat.
8.6
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