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Bowmore 12 Year Old

Like Superman just without the cape

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@RoganFoxReview by @RoganFox

20th Jan 2011


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I received this bottle over the Holidays and thought it was about time I opened it. I also thought it was time I wrote my first review on the site so here it is.

Nose:Smoke and Peat. Vanilla bean ice cream while walking by the seaside.

Taste: Hints of smoke along with lightly charred wood. Toffee drizzled with chocolate and honey delivered with a lightly oiled elegance.

Finish: Light and beautifully smooth with delicately spiced oak.

I thoroughly enjoyed my first foray into the world of Bowmore. I would have scored it even higher had it not been slightly lacking in energy. As I tasted more of it I was looking for something that just was not there. It was like Superman without the cape, as with every sip I took I thought it was going to soar but it did not quite have the ways or means to get there.

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jwise commented

Wow. My first foray into the world of Bowmore was the Legend, which is not too good. This 12yr expression sounds very good. I'm still waiting to try the 15yr "Darkest".

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lucadanna1985 commented

nice review! generally speaking, I think that 40% is a low ABV for a good single malt...43% is better, but I would like to see all entry level malts bottled at 46% like ardbeg...

9 years ago 0

RoganFox commented

To: lucadanna1985 . Thanks,I think the higher ABV would have helped here for sure.

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