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XOP Bowmore 25 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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XOP Bowmore 25 Years Old

Brand
XOP
Expression
Bowmore 25 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
25 years old
Abv
55.10%
Vintage
1990
Produced at
~ Bowmore Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.douglaslaing.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

89
Nose
A lovely subtlety hinting at some age. Plenty of sweet barley and medicinal peat. Woody along with hints of Parma Violets, manure, earth and liquorice.
Palate
Barley sweet but the saltiness balances. Woody with hints of coffee, earth and cigar smoke. Bracing and intense with medicinal peat, sweet peat and tar.
Finish
Long, mouth-watering and coastal with the sweet barley acting like a partial buffer. Lovely coffee and Parma Violet finish.
Comment
A lovely, mature Islay malt which displays an excellent complexity of peat aromas and flavours.

Joel Harrison

90
Nose
Punchy tones of smoke grapefruit, tinned pineapple and vintage pomade.
Palate
Tonka bean, popping candy and peat smoke are the order of the day here, with some more pineapple juice and a good dollop of grapefruit again.
Finish
Chamois leather and smoke.
Comment
I really like this. Right up my street for a good, solid, peaty whisky.
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