70cl / 48.8%
19 Year Old Whisky Agency for TWE
- Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- The Whisky Agency
- Anise (star)
Bowmore 1998 Reviews
Tasting notes by Billy Abott, The Whisky Exchange
Nose: A seaside sweetshop – minty rock, aniseed balls, wine gums and midget gems scoffed on a beach with a splash of sea spray and peat smoke winding down from nearby chimneys. Fruitiness sits at the core, with pineapple, mango and Granny Smith apples surrounded by barley sugar. Rock pools and sea breezes sit around the outside.
Palate: Gentle and definitely Bowmore. Soft and spicy peat smoke blankets juicy wine gum and jelly baby fruit, with chocolate limes and black liquorice to follow. The chocolatey notes build, adding a bittersweet backbone to the fruity character.
Finish: More chocolate limes along with a hint of mint. That fades to leave a puff of peat smoke.
Comment: It's fruity, it's got a maritime tang, and a lick of peat smoke: this is the sort of Bowmore I like. It's not fruity like a 1960s' bottling, but its definitely facing in the right direction.