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.
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.