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Bowmore 12 Year Old

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@tjbReview by @tjb

22nd Jun 2013

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Founded in 1779, Bowmore was the first recorded distillery on Islay and one of the oldest in the whole of Scotland. Located on the shores of Loch Indaal which opens out into the Atlantic Ocean.

They produce their own floor malted barley which is then smoked in a peat-fired kiln and stored in oak casks.

This is a delightful bottle and very honest. What you pick up with the nose, you get on the palate.

Sea salt and honey, earthy peat, smoke and orange.

I like the lingering smokey finish which makes you want to pour another immediately. A really nice entry bottle from Bowmore which has made me add the 15 and 18 to my wish list.

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3 comments

@26goingon62
26goingon62 commented

Yeah, nice dram can't go wrong for £30

6 years ago 0

@FMichael
FMichael commented

After seeing the dentist yesterday morning - I stopped by a well stocked liquor store on the way home; my intention was to pick up a bottle of the 15 yr Darkest...

What caught my eye was the 12 yr right beside it; there were 'Wine Enthusiast' ratings (little stickers that cover up the price label on the shelf)...The 15 yr Darkest scored a 92 while the younger 12 yr scored a 93...

Reading the descriptions of both (and the fact that the 12 yr was $20 cheaper) - I went with the 12 yr...

So far it's a nice intro to Islay; fair amount of peat/smoke, and significant amounts of salt/honey/citrus.

6 years ago 0

@tjb
tjb commented

Revisiting this makes me realise how nice it is to drink. Solid good value, classic peaty Islay which I thoroughly enjoy.

5 years ago 0

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