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Bowmore Darkest Sherry Cask Finish

Light at the end of the tunnel

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

23rd Mar 2010

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This pale gold dram is very creamy and the legs in the glass are stunning. A good sign.

The nose is deliciously complex. After the initial peat is a whole scala of dark fruits (berries, prumes), a touch of liquorice and something that reminds me of cough syrup.

On the palate you get a wonderful continuation of the nose with a full and rich mouthfeel, nicely peppered and yet mouthwateringly sweet. There is even some marzipan in there!

This Bowmore Darkest treats you to a lovely long and warm finish.

This Darkest is anything but boring, but a very complex dram that is the light at the end of the tunnel after the disappoiting encounters with the Legend (ok, that is a whole other league) and the Dusk. I would suggest this dram with a dark dessert like brownies or chocolate mousse.

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2 comments

@jdcook
jdcook commented

This is a bit of a personal favourite of mine, really goes well with dark chocolate.

9 years ago 0

@CaptinTom
CaptinTom commented

This really grew on me. I found that its great in combination with the Laphroig 10 year old. If the Laphroig is the meat and two veg, this is the pudding.

8 years ago 0

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