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(£124.21 per litre)
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A popular expression in Bowmore's ongoing range, this replaced the 17 year old, which was phased out a few years ago. Fresh, with notes of salty kippers and coal smoke.Tasting Notes (1)
- Dark Chocolate
Tasting notes by Billy A
Light, fragrant smoke – like herbs on fire. Also butterscotch, light menthol, nectarines, brine and ferns.
A big floral note up front followed by a prickly middle, with sweet syrup, sugared flowers and an oily mouthfeel.
Sweet, with floral notes, lightly tannic wood and a touch of sawdust.
This seems to be very much what Bowmore are going for – balanced smoke and wood, with a hint of the floweriness that they are known for.
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Wasn’t impressed. Not bad but the 12 and 15 are just as good. Didn’t stand out
Best in the range. Very smooth. Rich and sweet, infused with salt, smoke and toffee. A bit deeper and more complex than the 15. Overall very good. If you're looking for a more elegant side of Islay, with a good depth of flavours, this would be it.
A really nice balance between the smoky peat and the sweetness from the sherry casks.
Pungent, prefer the 15 y/o
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