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Bowmore 18 Year Old

'I'll have a great Islay, hold the peat and no questions asked!'

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

21st Nov 2009


Bowmore 18 Year Old
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This was my third and final Bowmore (after the 12 year old and - very impressive - 15 year old Darkest): the 18 Year Old.

Since Bowmore is not a peatmonster (unlike several other Islay malts), the peat is still there, accompanied by ripe fruit and caramel toffee - not unlike Werther's Originals or Quality Street candy. Lovely. Diluting it with a bit of water makes this Bowmore give the best it's got to offer. Leave it for a few minutes and then take another whiff. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

While the palate is definitely complex with some fruit and chocolate, it was less impressive than the 15 Year Old Darkest expression - which hence became my favourite Bowmore. But this is still a very fine dram indeed!

The finish is long, dry and delicously warming. Great Islay dram!

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BlueNote commented

I had the sampler 3 pack of 200ml each of the 12, 15 Darkest and the 18. I agree, markjedi1, the Darkest is the best and the only one I would consider buying in the full size bottle.

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