29 Years Old, 1981

ABV 49.6%
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Brand: Bowmore
Expression: 29 Years Old, 1981
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 29 years old
ABV: 49.6%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Floral, very perfumy. Freesia, carnation. A hint of geranium. Green pepper.Blancmange. New calfskin. Barley sugar. Quite complex and multilayered. Very enticing.
Palate: Silky, gently flowing. Parma violet. Salty.
Finish: Lingering, nutty. Smoked almonds.
Comment: So difficult to assess when you have only a half a tablespoon sample! Thenose is more complex than the palate, overwhelmed by parma violet.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Lavender mixed with salt and dried sweet orange peel and lime jelly. Watermanages to tone down the perfume.
Palate: Dry and then the lavender along parma violet and chalk. Pretty dry andlight on mid-palate with barley and then saved by juicy fruits.
Finish: The perfumed note hangs in, but isn't as overt as the nose suggests.
Comment: That perfume problem that bedevils old MBD malts knocks this back.
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Bowmore Distillery, Bowmore, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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