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Bowmore Springtide

Bowmore + Sherry = Great

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@VolksReview by @Volks

10th May 2014

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Im not 100% sure about this, but the Springtide seems to be a cask strength version of the darkest. Dave, the spirits expert at my local claims its poor mans Bowmore Black. Well its cheaper than the black but much more expensive than the darkest and only available in travel retail.

  • Nose: sherry, violet, Turkish delight, figs, dates, chocolate éclairs, macadamia nuts, some kirsch liqueur, there is also a hint of brine and balsamic vinegar

  • Pallet: crème caramel, orange liqueur developing into dryer spices, tobacco, fruit concentrate and brooding smoke.

  • Finish: bitter chocolate, some anchovy, mocha, and bonfire smoke.

  • Mark neat – 9

Bowmore goes so well with sherry, this is an excellent whisky whether its worth $360 AUD is up to you but it is stellar stuff. But that price tag is lofty.

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6 comments

@vanPelt
vanPelt commented

Thanks for this, and for filling a missing spot I was wondering about ( connosr.com/wall/discussion/… ). Incidentally, the poor man's Black should be the newish "Black Rock" that appeared in travel retail 2 months ago. I grabbed one but will sit on it until colder seasons.

Any thoughts on Springtide's comparison to the wonderful Laimrig?

5 years ago 0

@Volks
Volks commented

@vanPelt my pleasure, thanks for reading. Unfortunatley i havent had the Laimrig, but it seems to have similar origins so ill look out for it

5 years ago 0

Rigmorole commented

Does this one have E150a? The Darkest is swimming in the stuff. I love Bowmores, but not the coloring. People say its impossible but I notice the difference especially in a bottle like the Darkest of the Dalmore Cigar Malt. Kind of gritty, great way to ruin a bottle of scotch, IMO

5 years ago 0

@Volks
Volks commented

@rigmorole unsure about that im afraid, but i think the unfortunate truth is probably. I dont really pick it up on my pallet so i dont tend to notice too much. But its a shame either way

5 years ago 0

@vanPelt
vanPelt commented

Well, I found this at half the price you mentioned and so bit the bullet. Let's see what happens! Looking forward to it.

5 years ago 0

@Volks
Volks commented

@vanPelt i hope the bullet rewards you well!

5 years ago 0

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