This week's review focues on an underrated expression of Bowmore, which is a distillery that you don't see very often these days on the independent circuit.
As we have previously delved into the history of the distillery, we will not revisit it and the information can be found at the following link: Bowmore
This expression was distilled in 2000, matured in a hogshead for 9 years before being bottled at a standard abv of 46% by independent bottler, Cooper's Choice.
So, let's jump right into the review!
Bowmore 2000 9 Years Old (Bottled by Cooper's Choice, 46% abv)
Nose: Initial entry showcases a fair bit of dry peat followed by smoked bacon, sizzling bacon fat and some hints of campfire smoke. There's a certain malty undertone which underpins the elements and helps to keep things in check. Some sea salt and iodine emerge towards the end.
Palate: The elements detected on the nose cascade onto the palate, with the dry peat and bacon hints emerging first and then being chased by the malt, sea salt, iodine. Vanilla pods, lemon and lime hints and a touch of oak follow through thereafter.
Finish: Long on the finish, with peat smoke, sea salt and a touch of citrus and oak bringing things to a close.
Balance: A rather well-balanced and well-represented version of Bowmore which showcases the typical distillery house style when matured in a bourbon hogshead. The mouthfeel is relatively drying and oaky.
This expression of Bowmore can be purchased by the bottle or the dram for in-bar consumption and is also available as a part of the bar's Bowmore-centric "It's Time For 1779" flight. It is also available for retail/takeaway purchase and patrons will be able to find out more about the expression by approaching our friendly staff with their enquiries.
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