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Bowmore 1985 Tasting notes and reviews

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Bowmore 1985

Brand
Bowmore
Expression
1985
Type
Scotch Whisky
Abv
52.30%
Vintage
1985
Produced at
Bowmore Distillery
Region
Islay
Availability
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Neil Ridley

86
Nose
Earthy peat notes, hint of medicinal bandages, a distinctly floral/heather note, Parma Violets, hazelnuts and cocoa powder.
Palate
Charred pork chops, more of the Parma Violet and medicinal throat lozenges. With water, some tannic orange pekoe tea notes emerge.
Finish
A return of the medicinals, some tablet and lingering floral peat notes.
Comment
Distinct, robust and delightfully elegant in the same glass. A classy offering indeed.

Rob Allanson

87
Nose
Gentle burning bracken notes and deep earthy tones. Distant peat fires, but also a juicy fruit edge, mango and passionfruit. Lemon zest. Coal tar soap and horse tack.
Palate
Sweet and honeyed, fresh fruit sorbet then the peat hits with coal tar soap and a meaty edge.
Finish
Sweet peat, demerara sugar and hospital wards.
Comment
This is not to be missed, a gorgeous dram.
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