Bowmore
7.9

Bowmore

29 Years Old, 1981

ABV 49.6%

That perfume problem that bedevils old MBD malts knocks this back.

Dave Broom

Specification

Bowmore

Brand

29 Years Old, 1981

Expression

Single Malt

Type

29

Age (Years)

49.6%

ABV

Scotland

Region/Country

Standard (Distillery or blended)

Bottling Type

Tasting Notes

Dave Broom

Taster

Nose: Lavender mixed with salt and dried sweet orange peel and lime jelly. Water\rmanages to tone down the perfume.

Palate: Dry and then the lavender along parma violet and chalk. Pretty dry and\rlight on mid-palate with barley and then saved by juicy fruits.

Finish: The perfumed note hangs in, but isn't as overt as the nose suggests.

Comment: That perfume problem that bedevils old MBD malts knocks this back.

Score: 7.8

Martine Nouet

Taster

Nose: Floral, very perfumy. Freesia, carnation. A hint of geranium. Green pepper.\rBlancmange. New calfskin. Barley sugar. Quite complex and multilayered. Very enticing.

Palate: Silky, gently flowing. Parma violet. Salty.

Finish: Lingering, nutty. Smoked almonds.

Comment: So difficult to assess when you have only a half a tablespoon sample! The\rnose is more complex than the palate, overwhelmed by parma violet.

Score: 8

7.9
Overall Score

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