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Bowmore Legend

Fairy Tale

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

23rd Mar 2010


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This Bowmore Legend did not get an age stetement, but the resounding name 'Legend' makes your expectations rise. But to no avail, I'm afraid.

You would expect some peat, obviously, cause this is Islay after all, but I also smell smoked ham, rubber, wet carton boxes and even a horse's tail.

It has a nice mouthfeel and is rather oily, tasting of peat with a sweet lining, but he's not as complex as you might expect from a Bowmore.

While the finish is spicy, it's also rather short.

This Legend is most likely rather young, not fully developed and hence unfulfilling. It's a rather common whisky, so I would say 'fairy tale' instead of 'legend'.

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jdcook commented

Yeah, this is a good dram, but it lacks a little character. It covers the Islay basics - peat smoke, brine and some sweetness, but there isn't much more than that. It's fairly competitively priced, and if you just want an everyday dram, and you are into Islay malts, then this might be worth a look.

14 years ago 0

galg commented

this is a nice malt i agree. it's fairly cheap for an Islay malt so price is a major issue here. i wouldn't expect it to be complex, but it has a peaty cough medicine type taste...

14 years ago 0

JohnVSimpson commented

£16 in Morissons - 'nuff said!

13 years ago 0