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Bowmore 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Bowmore 12 Years Old

Brand
Bowmore
Expression
12 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
12 years old
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Bowmore Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.morrisonbowmore.co.uk
Availability
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Martine Nouet

Nose
Floral and peaty. Wet earth. Cold fireplace. Opening on briny notes, fishing net. Smoke is rather distant.
Palate
Smooth, sweet. Peat is not discernable at first. Then a light smoky flavour.
Finish
Medium, drying on lime peel. A hint of dry ashes.
Comment
Peat is integrated in oak though wood is not overwhelming. Water changes the rules, bringing peat and smoke forward.

Dave Broom

Nose
Plenty of American oak showing lots of vanilla, quite toasty. Smoke a subtle presence, fresh seashells, woodsmoke, seashores. Light cigar smoke/cedar wood, malty. Clean.
Palate
Rounded feel with a light maltiness, smoke to the back palate, seaweed, turfy.
Finish
Fragrant peat.
Comment
The smoke and oak now working together, everything shaken loose of the oaky cereal shell.
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