Murray McDavid

Murray McDavid

Bowmore Distillery

1989, Mission Gold, Aged 26 Years

ABV: 50.4%

Age: 26 Years Old

Year Bottled: 2016

Style: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Region: Islay

Overall
Score

8.0

Tasting Notes

Nose

A true smell of Islay – the fruity, estery aromas from the still room, embers of a wood fire, seaweed and sea breeze, some TCP and a piece of clootie dumpling thrown in!

Palate

The initial impression is of dark, chewy charcoal, but the heart of this is actually very herbal and green – anise, sticky hops and eucalyptus specifically.

Finish

Those herbal green characters keep playing on amongst some sea grass and some dried chilli flakes.

Comment

Greener than I’d expected, but a solid dram from the Queen of the Hebrides.

Taster Score
7.5

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