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Bowmore 21 Year Old Masters Selection

Aston Martin

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

21st Feb 2022


  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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At the end of last year, Bowmore entered into a partnership with Aston Martin, the well-known British car brand. The series consists of a 10-year-old in a green box, a 15-year-old in a white box and an 18-year-old in a blue box and then this 21-year-old Masters Selection in a luxury package. Looks good and may taste fine, but when the original retail price of about 300 EUR results in not appearing on the shelf of the store and immediately ending up in the auction for double the price, then there is no fun to be had. Fortunately, my buddy Manny was able to help me with a sample, so that I can still taste this beautiful release.

The nose is darkly sweet and rich. Quite aromatic on raisins and coffee, with a touch of ashes that pops out. Furthermore, some blood orange and mint, hazelnuts, dry wood and chewing tobacco. Surprisingly soft for this ABV. Very nice nose, I must say.

Great mouthfeel. The fruit now leads with orange and plums in the lead, followed by dried red fruits and nuts. The sherry is nicely balanced with the spirit. Slightly mineral, touch of moulded wood, ashes again, but at the same time deliciously sweet. Milk chocolate, cherry liqueur and a soft, pleasant bitterness. The smoke development starts somewhat slowly, but grows with each sip.

The finish is long, with a lot of earthy notes and peat, ashes and even some soot. But the chocolate and coffee get the last word.

Very beautiful Bowmore that digested its long stay in the sherry casks well. Thank you for the sample, Manny!

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