I am working my way through some old tasting notes. Back in February 2016 The Ladies’ Share had a meeting where we tasted a couple of Bowmores. I have already shared my tasting notes on Bowmore Gold Reef.
Today it is time for the other Bowmore from that evening. This is one of two Bowmore bottlings from the Swedish independent bottler Svenska Eldvatten. The whisky was distilled in March 2002, matured in bourbon hogshead #95 and bottled in April 2013 at 57,1 ABV. The outturn was 318 bottles.
The whisky is not available in Norway.
Sweet on the nose with vanilla and Marshmallows. Smoke and aceton. It does not sound very nice, I know, but it actually smelled nice. Warm and spicy on the palate. Vanilla and smoke. I really enjoyed the taste. The finish was sweet with white pepper and vanilla. The smoke hiding in the background.
My score: nose 21 / taste 22 / finish 21 / balance 21 = 85