Monday, February 8, 2016

Tasting: Bowmore. 12 Years

Bowmore. 12 Years
Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Distillery: Bowmore
Region: Islay
Age: 12 Years
Proof/ABV: 40%
Dk Price: $52/350dkk
Release: Ongoing 

Points: 86/100

Bowmore is just my kind of Islay whisky. When you put your nose to the glass, it takes you far away, to a wild deserted rocky beach. When you're standing there alone, you take a sip and a salty wave hits you right in the face. To your surprise a beautiful woman await you, to put a blanket over your shoulders, gently sitting you down by a bonfire.

The nose is coal smoke, peat, citrus, hay, black pepper, and seaweed. Or maybe more like a mix of a lot of things from the sea. Like taking a walk on the beach in autumn, on a rainy day. 

It is heavy bodied with sweet fruit, lemon and smoke. 

The finish is short with malt and sea salt.