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Bowmore 12yo

Postby DennisGR » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:06 pm

Hello guys,
I am new in the forum and new in Single Malts (actually I had my 1st real tasting some days ago). I had tried a couple of them at a friend's place but without paying much attention. Some days ago I bought a couple of 5cl Bowmore 12 yo just for the fun to try and see if I could feel the same things as written in some sites/magazines.
Immediately it tastes quite peated and smokey but if you let it breath you can smell some subtle aromas (I think butter and chocolate but I may be wrong as I am very inexpert)
My question is: the 5cl bottle I bought seems to be different than the standard bottle I can find in the shops....Was it an older version? Will the new bottle taste the same as the 5cl I tasted?
Just to make you understand what I mean
The 5cl bottle is this http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-9655.aspx
and the full bottle is this http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-5747.aspx
Are they the same whisky? Can there be differences in the taste?

Thanks!!
Dennis
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Re: Bowmore 12yo

Postby talisker10 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:23 pm

The 5cl bottle is an older bottling of Bowmore 12 likely 2005 or earlier, while the standard size bottle is the current bottling (I'd imagine 2008). While I have not had the older bottling, everything I have read indicates that the current (2007 or later) bottling is superior to the bottlings from the 1990's to 2006. So if you like the 5cl bottle, you should like the new full bottle even better.
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Re: Bowmore 12yo

Postby Ganga » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:04 pm

I personally prefer the newer bottlings from Bowmore. Smokey and floral. If you get older whisky (not bottlings) Bowmore develops a nice citrus (grapefruit).
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Re: Bowmore 12yo

Postby DennisGR » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:10 am

Thanks guys. I think I will go for the full Bowmore 12 yo bottle
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