A legendary bottle from the famous Bowmore distillery, Islay. A limited edition bottle specially produced for the distillery's 200 year Anniversary (Bicentenary). A must have for the Bowmore fanatics. This bottle contains a vatting of the oldest stocks in the Bowmore distillery. Some of it was distilled in 1950, in fact the vatting contains whisky from 10 different years between 1950 and 1966. Most of it has been matured in fine old sherry casks though some has been drawn from American casks. The bottle bearing the Morrison clan coat of arms is a replica of a hand blown decanter and was filled in the distillery early 1979.
Colour: pale amber. Nose: a completely different style, much more coastal. Whiffs of sea air, dried kelp, then balsamic vinegar, then all kinds of herbs such as thyme, oregano, pesto… Truly amazing. It gets then fantastically resinous (fir honeydew, a little camphor, cough syrup, hints of natural tar…) Also lots of dried fruits (dates, figs)… And curcuma, and saffron, and freshly ground black pepper (quite heady), and of course tropical fruits (guavas). And hints of wormwood. Truly mind-boggling. Mouth: creamy, thick, very sherried, probably less complex than on the nose. Kind of smoky blackberry jam. Also prunes, a little chlorophyll, cough sweets, quite some mint. Lots of pepper (various kinds), crème brulée, chestnut honey… Parsley, quetsches… And a long, creamy finish, with quite some nutmeg and cumin. No further comments needed. 95 points.
|Classification||Single Malt Whisky|
|ABV/ Volume||43.0%/ 75.7cl|
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