A fine introduction to peated Islays and a good session malt.
Surf, 25 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Fragrant with clean cereal notes. Heather, peat smoke and lanolin (woolly jumpers). Dried thyme. Young.
Palate: Mid-weight with tangerine and incense in the mid-palate mixed with fragrant smoke which builds towards the back of the mouth.
Finish: Good length, quite juicy.
Comment: A fine introduction to peated Islays and a good session malt.
Nose: Fresh peat smoke.
Palate: Seems very tame at first, with a cookie-like maltiness, but the characteristic ferny lavender, fragrant smoke and sea air gradually emerge.
Finish: Sweet smokiness. With water, late saltiness. honey-roast peanuts.
Comment: A light, smooth, Bowmore that might attract younger drinkers.
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