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Bowmore 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Bowmore 12 Years Old

12 Years Old
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
12 years old
Produced at
Bowmore Distillery
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Martine Nouet

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

Dave Broom

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.
Rounded feel with a light maltiness, smoke to the back palate, seaweed, turfy.
Fragrant peat.
The smoke and oak now working together, everything shaken loose of the oaky cereal shell.
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