Bowmore

Claret

ABV 56%
REVIEWED Issue 8
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Specifications
Brand: Bowmore
Expression: Claret
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 56%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 8
Tasting notes
Taster   Doug McIvor
Nose: Intensely perfumed, ripe summer fruits, bubble gum and honey melon? Evolving to show base notes of peat and more concentrated fruits.
Palate: Delicate to medium bodied. A gentle oiliness carries initial bursts of fruit to drier complexities.
Finish: Teasing, lingering, quite feminine until that Islay smoke kicks in.
Comment: An elaborate malt which enhances Bowmore's association with perfume. Good enough to wear!
9.0
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Very big in both departments. Lots of recognisably claret-like fruit-and-cedar notes-and a powerful response from Bowmore smokiness.
Palate: Bowmore beats Bordeaux.
Finish: Toffeeish (more port-like) fruit fights back convincingly. Oak keeps the contestants apart. Finally a salty battle is won by the distillery character.
Comment: The fighter beat the boxer, but it was a wonderfully enjoyable contest.
9.0
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Bowmore Distillery, Bowmore, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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