Well, based on the above notes I had to pick one up at Total Wine & Spirits last weekend. I think the bottlings are variable, as this one tasted pretty much exactly like the Bowmore Legend:
Nose: 20 very malty, touch sherry, very coughdrop
Taste: 20 smooth and pleasant, building malty spice and smoky coughdrops
Finish: 19 lingering battle between smoky peat and coughdrops...the coughdrops win!
Balance: 20 typical of current Bowmores, overblown coughdrop sweetness killing off any traditional Islay flavours
Interestingly enough I had one bottle of Bowmore Legend that was incredibly smoky and truly amazing. I gave some to a few of my Islay-fanatic friends and they would swear it is a youngish Lagavulin. Of course the next bottle was back to the standard coughdrop fare that annoys me so much...