Small Batch Reserve

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 105
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Brand: Bowmore
Expression: Small Batch Reserve
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Perfumy. Floral and herbal. Gillyflower, lemon balm. Enticing and refreshing. Hint of fresh coriander. Then opens on sweeter notes. Vanilla syrup.
Palate: Velvety and round. White fruit, stewed peaches and pears. Lemon curd.
Finish: Medium long, drying on spices with a clean astringency.
Comment: A delicious dram, appetising and well structured. A Bowmore? An unpeated one then.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Sappy/fresh wood. Light touches of Shreddies and very light smoke. Cool and porcelain like. Gentle, but also hard to get into.
Palate: Better than the virtual neutrality of the nose. Direct with citrus zest, seashells. Clean with good length which slowly reveals light fleshy fruits, tinned fruit salad. Still light.
Finish: Gentle and short.
Comment: Strangely demanding as you try to extract what is there.
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Bowmore Distillery, Bowmore, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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