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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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Michael Jackson

Nose
Emphatic burnt grass. Peaty. Soft smokiness.
Palate
Fragrant smokiness seems to waft against an oily, earthy, background. Some seaweed. Some sherry.
Finish
Not only is the smokiness sustained all the way through, it surges in the finish. Lots of salt, too.
Comment
Glad to see a Bowmore with an age rather than a brand-name.

Dave Broom

Nose
Attractive, perfumed fairly intense maritime nose: dark chocolate, orange peel, quite buttery with dry lavender-tinged smoke.
Palate
Rounded, and soft, then it dries half-way as the peaty notes (hessian, smoke) take over, then comes flowers, parma violet, rose and always those soft fruits.
Finish
Nut and fragrant smoke. Light touch of buttered kippers (a breakfast dram?)
Comment
Great balance between dry smoke and soft fruits.
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