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Bowmore Legend

An Everyday Islay

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@JeffCReview by @JeffC

22nd Mar 2011


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  • Finish
  • Balance
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This is the no age statement introductory Bowmore which goes for aroud $US 25. I have drank this over the past few months with three other budget Islay malts. In my mind, it is not the best but not the worst. On the plus side, this is an inexpensive Islay. On the other hand, having tried it, it reminds me of a special offering at a fast food restaurant, it lacks complexity, depth, and might tempt you at first but once you've had it you realize there is not a lot there.

The nose has some light smoke and peat and, to me, anyway a lot of leather. From the nose, it is obviously an older (and better) version of the McClelland Islay. From time to time, I get a fleeting, faint (and welcome) honey nose.

The taste is not far off from the nose with an earthy, peaty combination and not much else. The finish is rather short with some salty notes that are prominent.

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