Re: Nearly loved Bowmore 12 - any advice for my dream dram?
I tend to find chocolatey notes in Sherrycask matured whiskies, so perhaps and Islay malt finished in those would fit youyr taste? Bowmore makes a 15 YO (called Darkest), that may be one to try and Ardbeg makes one called Uigedail... The Ardbeg is bottled at something like 54,2 abv. so you msy need to add some water to make it fit your taste... Also I believe the Lagavulin Distillers Edition is Sherrycask matured, the 1987 was an epiphany for me, though I haven't tried many of the recent bottlings...I found a heavy dose of chocolate in this one, though not over the top, really sublimely balanced, but later vintages weren't as good, specifically the 1990... Anyway, good luck in your search and welcome to the board!