BOWMORE 18 years 43°
This version of Bowmore is complex. The 18 years spent in bourbon barrels is a success and will delight lovers of this single malt with its full and medium peaty character.
Amber in colour, it has a rich and subtle nose.
It opens with the woody notes of an autumn forest (dead leaves and oak from the barrel). Then come the white fleshed fruits, the citrus fruits (lemon). A third nose passage finally brings out the iodized character and the peat that is so dear to the brand.
If the nose takes time to open its mouth is it expressive. It takes up the notes of the nose, with a marked dominant on sherry. Is made more and more floral, with gourmet notes of chocolate and lemon.
Here again the Bowmore character returns at length to the finish with smoke, salt and dried flowers.