Wow ... Intensely fruity, the undeniable influence of cask sherry ... Intense as nose, wild red berries, salt and orange filament, honey. Palate with a texture a little soft, but beautiful flavors; fruit jam, wild fruit, porous soapstone style feeling that reminds me of old editions of Bowmore, cherries and strawberries, the nose reminds me of the 1985 Bowmore 650 $ the bottle, but this one is selling 130 $ ... There has something that hangs in my mouth, the soapy side perhaps, a bit too intense, but the flavors are still far from traditional Bowmore and many fans would see only fire. Finely fruity soapstone, finely salted.
Nose: OMG! An old Bowmore: The sea, sherry, the power of the oak, the soapstone and the dark chocolate ... Exquisite! Palate: Sherry, sea, soapstone. Then smoke, dark chocolate and oak. I have the impression to find the good old Mariner 15 years of the early 2000. Finale: Salty and spicy, of medium length. Balance: Whiskey extraordinary but ... But there is a "but" important: The texture in the mouth is ruined by a low alcohol level that gives us a feeling rather ... Aqueous. Finally, if not the masterpiece that I hoped, it still remains very good. An old Bowmore, expectations were rather high!
Golden clementine and medium gold. Nose: dusty mint. A cough candy, heated and old, as if he had long been behind a furnace. Pastille Halls without any trace of peat. The marine side of the Bowmore, but without its precious smoke. Palate: Fruit compote with some spices. Low weight in the mouth. Mint and strawberries. An image that strikes decisively, a Slush Puppie with blue raspberry. What disappoints is the virtual absence of the classic character of the distillery. Finish: Long and flat on the slip notes previously stated. Balance: Flagrant lack of punch. We point fingers diluted alcohol and insufficient to make this traffic jam. There are few good malts sold to third parties, even 28 years!