Not a member? - Register and login now.
All registered users can read our entire magazine archive.

Bowmore Laimrig Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 140 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 140

A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies

 

Bowmore Laimrig

Brand
Bowmore
Expression
Laimrig
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
53.70%
Produced at
Bowmore Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.morrisonbowmore.co.uk
Availability
Specialist retailers

Chris Goodrum

68
Nose
Great Nose! Dry, herbal and smoky with sweet orange, hints of menthol and eucalyptus. Earthy, gritty coffee tannins. Gentle smoke in the background. In time a touch of lanolin, dry spice and straw appears.
Palate
Very grainy and tannic. Coffee, treacle, molasses, menthol and dried tea leaves. Cold tea-like with metallic astringency; water emphasises these notes.
Finish
Intense, alcoholic and mouth puckering. Herbal with the alcohol masking. Raisinated fruit comes through. Diluted it's dry with a coffee note
Comment
Great nose, but downhill from there for me.

Joel Harrison

89
Nose
Oh, boy. This is a treat. A kaleidoscope of aroma, starting with banana bread, moving into Cognac richness, over to peach melba and settling on dusty antique furniture.
Palate
My hope was that the palate would be as exciting as the nose, and the initial response is good: cherry jam, oolong tea and rare steak smothered in butter give this a really regal feel.
Finish
Cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of strawberry jam.
Comment
Covers a lot of bases, but maintains balance. The Quantum Leap of whisky; let's hope it's next leap is into my glass.
Whisky Magazine Issue 122

Whisky Magazine Issue 122
Is Craft an Expression of Skill, Aberlour, Flavoured Whiskies, Glen Grant.

Published September 2014.

My Whisky
Keep track of how many bottles of this whisky you own or want. This information is viewable by other visitors.

Not a member? Register and login now to add this whisky to your collection or wish list.

Other members

Member Open Closed Empty Wanted

Whisky gift and present finder