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Bowmore 17 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Bowmore 17 Years Old

Brand
Bowmore
Expression
17 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
17 years old
Abv
43.00%
Produced at
Bowmore Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.morrisonbowmore.co.uk
Availability
Buy online now
United Kingdom
Bowmore 17 Year Old £99.95

Martine Nouet

Nose
Flowery, peaty. Mix of turf, dried herb and heather, lightly smoked. Briny notes emerge. A delicate intricacy of aromas.
Palate
Very smooth and velvety. Malty with an assertive smoky tone soothed by liquorice and coconut. Wood keeps control of peat and smoke. A salty feel.
Finish
Dry, liquoriced, with an oaky edge.
Comment
More integration but a real earthy presence. Water does not make a drastic change.

Dave Broom

Nose
Richer with scented peat hanging above it all: heather, hint of lavender essential oil, then into cod liver oil, shoreline. Less overtly briny. Well balanced notes of brazil nut, moist tobacco, resin, liqueur chocolate, walnut, dried fruit, Jaffa cake.
Palate
Chewy and soft. Peat has a bigger say in centre, chocolate, mint. A slightly soapy note.
Finish
Perfumed, slightly cloying.
Comment
The peat is fully integrated, beginning to play a supporting role to the oak.
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