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Bowmore 17 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Bowmore 17 Years Old

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

Flowery, peaty. Mix of turf, dried herb and heather, lightly smoked. Briny notes emerge. A delicate intricacy of aromas.
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.
Dry, liquoriced, with an oaky edge.
More integration but a real earthy presence. Water does not make a drastic change.

Dave Broom

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.
Chewy and soft. Peat has a bigger say in centre, chocolate, mint. A slightly soapy note.
Perfumed, slightly cloying.
The peat is fully integrated, beginning to play a supporting role to the oak.
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