A old dumpy bottle of 12-year-old Bowmore. This dates, we estimate, from the 1970s and carries the label for Morrison Bowmore, before they were taken over by Suntory in 1989.
Nose: very briny, sea air, tropical fruit, lots of flowery notes and lots of peat. How great! And no ‘perfumy’ notes at all! Mouth: sweet, ‘good’ caramel, café latte, peat, milk chocolate. Very ‘slippery’, says Davin, and he adds: “This whisky was made by somebody who wasn’t only in it for the money’, whatever that means. The finish is medium long, very fresh and clean. Wow, it’s soooo much better than the current 12yo! Besides, it kept perfectly, which might be thanks to its plastic stopper. Plastic, better than cork or metal? Mmmm… Anyway, 90 points for this old Bowmore (Davin 92, Olivier 94).
|Classification||Single Malt Whisky|
|ABV/ Volume||43.0%/ 100cl|