New Bowmore anounced in Germany
as I am no moderator I was not able to start this thread in the "News". So excuce me if I speak here of whiskies I have not yet tasted.
The German importer for Morrison Bowmore has anounced three new whiskies from MB for autumn/fall.
Bowmore 1989 "Non Chill-filtered" 16 years 51.8% vol.
vatted from 134 barrels, mostly Bourbon, price about 80.-€
The following notes from Bowmore I translated back into English as I could not find the information on MBs home page.
"A rare example of a Bourbon dominated Bowmore. The result is a Bowmore of a light straw colour with very complex aromas: Candied fruits, toffee, marzipan held together by the unmistakeable smokiness of Bowmore. On the palate surprisingly delicate with traces of vanilla, soft fruits and lightly peaty. The finish is light, elegant and mellow. Lean back relax and enjoy this unique limited vintage Bowmore."
The post states that it is a limited edition of 36.000 bottles worldwide.
Bowmore Vintage 1971 34 years old 51% vol
limited edition of 960 bottles worldwide in a black wooden box price 590.- €
"Notes from Bowmore:
The last 34 years the malt has slowly matured in the best sherry casks. Matured in the deep dark warehouses of Bowmore Distillery next to the Atlantic, shelterd from the atlantic storms, ice cold winter mornings and long calm summer days. It became a bowmore with the colour of dark mahagony. Phantastic complex aromas, sweet treacle, cinnamon and fruits and a hint of the typical Bowmore smokiness. On the palate it is warm, with oaky smoke, sherry and exotic fruits. The finish is warm, delicate, mellow and never ending."
Auchentoshan 17 years old Bordeaux Wine Finish 51% vol price ca. 90.- €
rather limited edition with 3.600 bottles worldwide
"This whisky has slowly matured for 8 years of its life in Bourbon casks and after that it spent 9 years in the best Saint-Julien Bordeaux red wine barrels. This careful maturing process created an exceptionel complex and delicious Auchentoshan.
Deep mandarin red, the red wine finish is present in the nose with aromas of ripe fruits, additionally apple-toffee and dark brown sugar. On the palate dense aromas of concentrated preserved fruits and a trace of vanilla. The finish is warm, silken-smooth and long, outright comfortable. A truly rare pleasure"
I hope I managed to water your mouths sufficiently.
By all means something to look forward to. Not very cheap, though.
PS All errors in translation are my responsibility. The spelling might be not up to my usual, was kind in a hurry.