12 Years Old

ABV 40%
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Brand: Bowmore
Expression: 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
Year of bottling: 2002
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 22
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Emphatic burnt grass. Peaty. Soft smokiness.
Palate: Fragrant smokiness seems to waft against an oily, earthy, background. Some seaweed. Some sherry.
Finish: Not only is the smokiness sustained all the way through, it surges in the finish. Lots of salt, too.
Comment: Glad to see a Bowmore with an age rather than a brand-name.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Attractive, perfumed fairly intense maritime nose: dark chocolate, orange peel, quite buttery with dry lavender-tinged smoke.
Palate: Rounded, and soft, then it dries half-way as the peaty notes (hessian, smoke) take over, then comes flowers, parma violet, rose and always those soft fruits.
Finish: Nut and fragrant smoke. Light touch of buttered kippers (a breakfast dram?)
Comment: Great balance between dry smoke and soft fruits.
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Bowmore Distillery, Bowmore, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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