May 19, 2013
A wonderful combination of peat and sherry. It is dry but not too woody and feels older than it actually is. – Rating: 91/100
May 15, 2013
The nose and the first seconds on the palate are really nice but the flavours quickly fade away into a nondescript peaty sweetness. – Rating: 80/100
April 16, 2013
A rather typical and Bow-moreish dram that is a bit on the peatier side. Especially the palate is quite complex. – Rating: 88/100
March 18, 2013
Some aspects of the palate and especially the nose are truly fantastic, but underneath there is a slight watery feeling that makes me cut a few points. – Rating: 91/100
February 17, 2013
Rich fruity sherry flavours enter a fruitful symbisois with the trademark Bowmore mild peat. Essentially this is a cask strength version of the Darkest. – Rating: 87/100
January 30, 2013
A slight herbalness joins dry peat in this Bowmore that also shows nicely balanced fruity notes. – Rating: 85/100
September 30, 2012
You need a bit of water to lure the fruity flavours out of their hideout, it is not a typical exponent of this distillery, but a solid one nevertheless. – Rating: 84/100
August 3, 2012
The palate is almost on par with the fantastic nose, a very richly flavoured dram with strong fruity and spicy notes. – Rating: 88/100
May 19, 2012
It reminds me a bit of the Bowmore Darkest, but the youthful freshness makes this dram even more delightful. – Rating: 89/100
December 12, 2011
This rather typical Bowmore has only a slight sherry influence, probably from a refill cask. All flavour elements are very well balanced and make it a highly anjoyable malt. – Rating: 88/100
September 3, 2011
Without water this is a very untypical and somewhat strange Bowmore. But add a spash or two and it will transfrom into a nice albeit somewhat spicy dram. – Rating: 82/100
July 31, 2011
Quite a dry dram, but very complex and extremely enjoyable. It is very smooth neat, there is not really a need to add much water. – Rating: 88/100
April 3, 2011
A typical young Bowmore with a mix of fruit and smoke. It is rather smooth but also quite rich in taste at the same time. – Rating: 85/100
February 25, 2011
A very fine fruity Bowmore with a lot of flavours to discover. The wood influence after the long maturation time is only very gentle. – Rating: 87/100
January 29, 2011
Despite its pale colour this malt is pretty complex but also rather gentle. A few drops of water release even more flavours. Unusually “clean” for a Bowmore. – Rating: 83/100
September 25, 2010
A finish well done and not too overpowering. The fruity notes of the famous Pomerol mix quite well with the suprisingly strong peatiness of the Bowmore malt. – Rating: 83/100
August 14, 2010
At a higher botttling strength this unusual bourbon cask Bowmore could really excel. At 40% it can only be described as decent. What a pity. – Rating: 81/100
May 29, 2010
The character is not unlike the 15yo Darkest, but I think the 18yo lacks some of the richness without offering much in return. Especially the finish is a bit on the weak side. – Score: 82/100
April 15, 2010
Very rich in many different flavours, not a peat-in-your-face malt. Suprisingly smooth, maybe a even bit too much. I think it would deserve a bit more punch. – Score: 85/100
March 31, 2010
It’s a very nice whisky, but it does not really remind me of a tempest. Although it is quite peaty for a Bowmore I think its character is more breezy than stormy, even without water. The fruitiest of all peat monsters. – Score: 86/100
April 29, 2013
It all started with Glenmorangie.since the 1990s the concept of multiple cask maturation of whisky ahs been established in the industry.
February 27, 2013
A spectre is haunting the whisky world – the spectre of No Age Statement whisky.
January 31, 2013
Musings about the 2013 Whisky Bible
January 23, 2013
It came as quite a surprise when I received an official invitation for the Victoria Whisky Festival a few months ago. Here is the report.
January 2, 2013
Looking back at 2012, it was quite a turbulent year in the whisky business, particularly in the second half. Lots of things have happened, so it is worthwhile to take a break and reflect some of the major milestones.
December 20, 2012
Because whisky geeks often use abbreviations that may not always be understandable for less experienced whisky lovers here is a list that also includes a few slang terms for whisky distilleries or brands.
October 31, 2012
This is a followup to my recent article about the failed Bowmore 1957 auction. After it had been published I was pointed to an interesting blog post that gives us a different angle on the whisky pricing issue.
October 29, 2012
Musings about failed luxury whisky auctions and whisky investment
October 3, 2012
Making whisky takes patience and determination. Many newcomers on the whisky market just don’t seem to care.
September 22, 2012
I have done some number crunching with the bottle data in the Whisky Monitor to see if there is a noticeable trend how independent bottlings do for a specific distillery.
September 18, 2012
Thoughts on the current trend of whisky charity auctions.
May 17, 2012
A summary of the Scotch single malt blind tasting competition
May 5, 2012
For the first time ever I was able to attend this legendary whisky festival this year, albeit for one day only
March 16, 2012
Many whisky lovers complain that the prices for their favourite tipple are often too high, and I myself have joined this choir on various occasions. But to know if a price is too high we must first know what price is fair.
October 10, 2011
I received an invitation for this year’s Whisky Show organized by The Whisky Exchange at Vinopolis in London. Even though it was not quite easy to fit this into my schedule, I decided to accept anyway.
February 4, 2011
Just a mixed bag of assorted whisky wierdness I came across.
January 23, 2011
For a whisky blogger these days there are few things as convenient as joining the Diageo bashing game. But it often gets forgotten that many of their distilleries make a bloody good whisky!
October 23, 2010
In recent years there has been a trend among whisky producers to use Duty Free shops as either a testing ground for new releases or as an exclusive platform for entire product ranges.
October 21, 2010
Blue Stilton cheese and port is a classic combination. On the other hand, pairing whisky with cheese has become increasingly popular. So why not combine these two concepts?