An elaborate malt which enhances Bowmore's association with perfume. Good enough to wear!
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
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!
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.
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