Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Bowmore Darkest

Advent Calendar 9/24.  I’ve been here before if only briefly and in amongst a few titans.  Nice to try it in a quiet room, at a microscopic pace.  Shows it off a bit better.

Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest, 43% A+


Nose – Sweet, dark raisin, plastic book covers, tropical notes well balanced with sweet smoke.  Ashy background.  Really lovely integration.

Body – Deep, dark ash, polished, dark furniture, red fruit, sweet malted backing – almost cloyingly sweet then…

Finish- Very long, waves of sherry versus wood smoke and ash, lovely oak integration.  Lingering sweetness but now fresh, not cloying.

What's not good about it: Can’t stand up to the Octomore or the Laphroaig 15 sherry monsters, but then it doesn’t need to (half the price).

What’s good about it: Rich, sweet, delicious BBQ smoke, loads of dark fruit, loads of malt.  Very well made.

1 comment:

  1. Really like the format of your reviews. This was our favourite of the whisky advent calendar, in fact, we got it as a Christmas present for "the house"!