40 Years Old, 1969

ABV 44.8%
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Brand: Bowmore
Expression: 40 Years Old, 1969
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 40 years old
ABV: 44.8%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 92
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Clearly old. Reduced into thick toffee, heathery smoke then stewing quince, rum-soaked sultana and mixed peels. Then it starts to lighten, becoming sumptuously elegant.
Palate: Gentle, sweet start with good layered complexity. Barley sugar, oak, peat,tinned apricot this time.
Finish: The fruit rises gently once more. Long and lightly smoky.
Comment: Superb balance. Classic distillery character retained after four decades- no mean achievement.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Intense, complex, elegant. Damp warehouse; Lots of 'antique'
Palate: Rich, all flavours so well melted. Exotic fruit. A seaweedy note..
Finish: Dry, gently spicy, with a hint of tar and marzipan.
Comment: A superb dram but given the price...
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Bowmore Distillery, Bowmore, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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