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Bowmore 15 year old Darkest

As I have mentioned before in my blog and Bowmore distillery review, I love this whisky.  I simply don't have the words or skill to describe accurately how this made me feel when I first tried it, so please forgive my attempts below which, before I have even typed them, I know will not do this justice.  For me there is something very special when the right peated spirit meets the right sherry cask and this whisky is a great (if not the best) example of that.  The nose has lots of dark fruits and sherry and christmas cake.  A little hint of smoke but the sherry casks win the nose.  The taste is sweet at first, orange marmalade and then a dry sherry finish,  As the sherry fades away the peat smoke, tingling and warm but not medicinal or overly earthy, builds up and perfectly balances out this whisky.   If the sherry in the nose is the first impression, the tingle of peat smoke is the last.  It's not good, it's brilliant.  It is not always easy to find, but usually not too hard either, not cheap but still good value and is often on my shelf at home.

Additional Info

  • Country of Origin: Scotland
  • Type: Single Malt
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Indeed

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