Bowmore 1990 / 16 Year Old

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Bowmore 1990 / 16 Year Old
70cl / 58.5%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A fresh, sweet but assertive teenager with plenty of power that tastes younger than its years. See our tasting notes for more details.
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More Details:
CountryScotlandRegionIslayBottlerSpeciality Drinks LtdBottling StatusDiscontinuedSeriesSingle Malts of ScotlandAge16 Year OldVintage1990Bottling Date14th March 2007Cask Number1333Chill FilteredNoNo of Bottles283
Tasting Notes:
Tasting Notes by Dave Broom

Nose:  Fish market, light smoke and flowers.  Weetabix and bourbon biscuits.  Very intriguing.

Palate:  The chocolate hit is immediate.  Explosive smoke ignites in the middle.  Deep and quite rugged.  Well put together.

Finish:  Long, gently smoky.

Comments:  Water smooths it down, but the rugged edge is what makes this a winner.

[These tasting notes are reproduced from Whisky Magazine No. 64]

Tasting Notes by Tim F

Nose:  Slightly volatile. Honey, iodine, medicinal peaty notes.  Faint hints of fresh mint, sea spray and cough mixture.

Palate:  Warming peat, soot, medicine cabinet surge.  Medium-bodied, with the honey, some sappy wood, apricot, white pepper, woodsmoke, and smoked fish developing.

Finish:  Warm, long, honeyed, spiced and slightly drying as the oak makes a comeback.

Comment:  A nicely balanced, slightly fiery teenager.

TF 23/07/07

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