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Elements of Islay BW3 Tasting notes and reviews

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Elements of Islay BW3

Brand
Elements of Islay
Expression
BW3
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
51.60%
Produced at
Bowmore Distillery
Region
Islay

Annabel Meikle

86
Nose
Gammon with a crust of maple syrup and golden castor sugar. A gentle smoke of lapsang souchong tea with a slice of lemon. Warm sand and driftwood emerge with water.
Palate
Burning heathery peat and more of the lapsang souchong tea - it made me think of a brew up on a West Coast beach. Water softens the smoke and brought out warm wooden floor boards.
Finish
Robust and bracing with a dry heat and rolling smoke.
Comment
Cracking. Takes you to Islay in a heartbeat.

Chris Goodrum

86
Nose
Sweet barley and sweet apricot fruit. Even the peat smoke is sweet! Quite phenolic and slightly medicinal with peat, light tar, malt and coffee. A light chlorinated note freshens.
Palate
Opens with the sweet barley, followed by malt, coffee and a touch of tar. The herbal peat builds and leads into a roasted meat and charcoal middle.
Finish
Finally the salt arrives and clings to the inside of the mouth, whilst the herbal peat notes linger and are joined by a light violety note.
Comment
An excellent Bowmore. The finish lasts for minutes.
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