BOWMORE 16 YO - 26/03/2012 www.wiskyfun.com
BOWMORE 16 YO 1995 / 2011 (54%, Silver Seal,)
Colour: full gold. Nose: this baby seems to have some sherry. There’s a leathery side, some pipe tobacco, fir cone fire, overripe apples, walnuts… The coastal side is more subdued than usual but there are also beautiful notes of bitter oranges and Demerara sugar. A little game as well. All very nice so far… With water: more coastal notes. Whelks? ;-) Mouth (neat): blimey, it’s another great one. Perfect lemon and orange zests, some fizzy touches, limoncello (no wonder, the bottler is Italian ;-), a little bitter tobacco, leather, herbal liqueur… It’s all very interesting, this herbal and liqueurish kind of peatiness. With water: I’m afraid this is another perfect middle-aged Bowmore. Smoke, tar and bitter oranges. Finish: maybe not the longest but this blend of tobacco, peat and oranges is perfect. Comments: these years are hard to beat now that they come to age. Especially when the wood was top notch.
SGP: 565 - 91 points.