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Bowmore 15 Year Old - Darkest

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

21st Nov 2009


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After having tried the Bowmore 12 Year Old, I was a fan of the label. So I had to try the 15 year old, Darkest (sherry cask finished).

The nose was peaty, but not overly so, but you could smell almonds and even a bit of caramel. The dominating scent was sherry, which shouldn't come as a surprise. I added a little bit of water and got some black fruit and choclolate in return.

On the palace its very soft, velvety, but peaty. There are grapes and choclolate in abundance.

The finish is dry, but complex and very well balanced. This is the best Bowmore I've had so far (better then both the 12 Year Old and the 18 Year Old).

It's absolutely not as peaty as some of the so-called peatmonsters, such as Ardbeg or Laphroaig, but it's peaty nonetheless. But even for those who are not that fond of peated Scotch will love this one.

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