Whisky Tasting Notes
Bowmore 12 Year Nose: Steaming citrus Lemsip fighting through a blocked up nose – it’s comforting, but not overwhelmingly endearing. There are some floral notes if you search for them, but they’re more potpourri than a fresh bouquet. This idea of caramelised pineapple and tropical fruit as other’s have suggested was completely lost on me.
Bowmore 12 Year Taste: Surprisingly smooth for its age, with a prompt peppery punch. There’s a lot going on here: smoke from burning heather is carried across Gaelic skies and a prescribed honey lozenge you resent taking is prominent.
Bowmore 12 Year Finish: A bone dry finish, leaving a long ashy residue. There are clear traces of Islay’s trademark peat, but this isn’t cut from the same cloth as Caol Ila or Laphroaig – serve to your non-whisky drinking friends, who won’t know the difference.
Flavour 6/10 Value 8/10