Nose – Fresh, apple peels, some blossom and spice, vanilla cream and juicy pear.
Palate – Fruity, notes of custard and warm pastry, more orchard fruit, some tart citrus.
Finish – Apple peels and vanilla spice.
Nose – Very sweet on the nose. Initially it is all creme caramel, caramelised fruit sugars, wood sugar, toffee and fudge before some apple and peach come through. In time a charred note of bourbon with a pleasing dusty dryness.
Palate – A sweet start on the palate. The alcohol gives a little tongue-tingling buzz the result is a good mid-palate weight. The dry distillery character is there still, but there is now depth to counter. Water slightly dismantles the different elements, but adds some dried mint.
Finish – A deep and dark finish.
Bowmore 15 Darkest
This 15-Year-Old Single Malt, Which Spends Its Final Three Years In Oloroso Sherry Casks, Is Elegantly Balanced Between This Sherry Influence And The Distillery’s Fruit And Peat Characteristics – Including A Siren-Like Whisper Of Tropical Fruit That Will Delight Fans Of Older-Style Bowmore.
Nose – Dark And Punchy. Sherry Notes, Juicy Corinth Raisins. Spices. Creamy, Mochaccino, Sweet Dates.
Palate – Rich, Woody, Pine Oil. Syrupy. Lovely, Creamy Toffee And Malt. Smoky.
Finish – Spicy, Toffee, Sherry, Barley.
The Heart Of The Bowmore Range, The 12 Year Old Exhibits Some Beautiful Coastal Notes With A Gentle Peat, It Is The Balance That The Floral Element Presents That Makes This A Great Entry Bottling For Bowmore.
Nose – Orange Zest, Lemon Slices And Some Hay Before Becoming Rather Floral, Heather Smoke Now Competing With The Ash.
Palate – Lovely And Rounded, Honeyed Even, Initially. Vanilla, Perfumed Smoke And Coastal Elements Develop.
Finish – Smoky And Long. Sea Spray, Dry Grass, A Touch Of Ash And Citrus.
Deanston Is The Only Distillery In Scotland That Is Self-Sustaining For Electricity, Being Equipped With A Dam And A Turbine.
Nose – Honey With The Faintest Hint Of Peat And Grand Orange Blossom Backing.
Palate – Delightfully Clean In The Mouth With Fine Texture And Super Balance. Fine Oak Support And Beautifully Tempered, Rich Barley. Vanilla And Sweet Spice Give Soft, Smooth Feel In The Mouth.
Finish – Big Burst Of Honey Leads Into Refined Finish.