Wemyss Malts

Bowmore

1982, Loch Indaal Catch

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 124
Specifications
Brand: Bowmore, Wemyss Malts
Expression: 1982, Loch Indaal Catch
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 31 years old
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Wemyss Malts
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Bowmore Distillery, Bowmore, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Aromas of moist honey coated barley and sawdusty, mature American oak. Grass, minerals, pepper and earthy smoke. The fruit takes on the aged, tropical demeanour.
Palate: The mature honey is to die for! Luscious and sweet with a balancing minerality. Again slightly tropical: melon, apricot and banana. Tannins creep in but it’s still fresh.
Finish: Long, lightly smoked and dry. The oak begins to bitter a little but there’s still some honey attempting to offset.
Comment: Stunningly mature. There may be a wrinkle or two, but wrinkles come with age!
9.5
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Malty. But with an unusual lactic note which makes me think of Reblochon cheese (an alpine cheese with wild herb notes). A yeasty note (raw bread dough). Vanilla yogurt.
Palate: Crisp. Another unusual note. Fruit flavoured candy. And a cardboardy touch.
Finish: Short, quickly fading with a gingery aftertaste.
Comment: Something different here. The flavours are unusual. The structure is perhaps not well balanced. A young whisky? Special finish? I am not sure.
6.8
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