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Bowmore 18 Year Old

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@NozinanReview by @Nozinan

4th Nov 2014


Bowmore 18 Year Old
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This is the last of the Trio. This one had only about 10-12 cc left so I poured a very few ccs into my glencairn.

The nose gave me an initial hint of something interesting but was gone before I could grasp it. Almost like a sweet pink or violet coloured rose. nothing else

The palate, neat, is thin, with a sweetness to it, not unpleasant. But very little complexity.

With a few (very few) drops of water, the nose stayed the same, the pleasant taste was gone.

Hard to believe this is selling for 77GBP in the UK, that's $140 Canadian! I could get (and enjoy more) 2 bottles of Forty Creek Evolution for that price...

Even though it was only 5 cc, I did not finish the dram.

The last 5 cc were saved and mixed with....

the other two (12 YO and 15YO darkest) Ratio of 12:15:18 = 2:2:1

I'll leave this to marry a while and maybe review it at some point (or just add a note here).

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Pierre_W commented

Hi @Nozinan, I would say that "very little complexity" describes this single malt quite well. I remember that I reviewed this about a year ago and that I found it incredibly bland. It is astonishing that this should be the 18-year old flagship of a well-established whisky distillery. Quite boring, at least in my opinion.

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