Here are my notes. I have a 100ml sample, so I am having my second taste of this batch now.
79 Bowmore 16yo 1989 (51.8%, OB) December 23, 2006. Another attempt at this one, based upon a sample from Luis. The peat certainly is very bright on both the nose and the mouth. There is a bit of sweetness right when the malt hits the tongue. There is also not enough complexity for this to be really much above average. Yes, it is enjoyable, but there is also this ever so slight bitter quality that does not seem like it is from the peat. It is The finish is peppery, quick, slightly sour.75, as with the last batch, feels right. I am drinking this in bed, 11:30 in the morning on winter break. Jill and I are hanging out and enjoying a few quiet moments. Malt in the morning always feel so decedent! January 5, 2005. The bitterness seems to have subsided, or at least it is helped with a bit of water. This a straight ahead Bowmore, enjoyable. The sweetness increases with water and some hand warming. Lets call it just outside of recommendable this time. However, Bowmores have been known to grow on me over time. Had I more than a sample, this one conceivably could do the same.