Really nicely balanced, it’s a slow builder and I really enjoyed that.
Isaac Bowman Port Finish
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: French toast, cork board and madeira cake. There’s fresh nectarine fruit, sweet green apple skin, vanilla butter icing, fennel, and the inside of my old violin case – rosin.
Palate: Like caramel drizzle over a vanilla sponge pudding. Some sweet ginger chunks in syrup and plywood, with peppery heat. There’s heathery honey and more of the rosin.
Finish: The finish is medium, slightly drying and sweet.
Comment: Really nicely balanced, it’s a slow builder and I really enjoyed that.
Nose: Quite closed at first. Boot polish up front with brown bready notes and fresh green apple lurking beneath. In time comes turmeric and cumin, walnut liqueur and dark chocolate.
Palate: Light on the palate. Brown sugar syrup and baked red apple. Buttered brown bread crusts, oatcake and roasted sunflower seeds. Opens up with water.
Finish: Medium-short, with more brown sugar sweetness.
Comment: Simple but balanced; an easy-drinking Bourbon.
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