Whisky Fun Review
Pffff, I’ve barely tried batch #2 and batch #3 is already here. Tell me about a lazy taster… Colour: white wine. Nose: ouch! This is punchy, spirity and immensely smoky, almost aggressive at first nosing. What’s just as spectacular is the way it calms down after a few seconds, becoming kind of smoother, delicately smoky, moderately briny and just a tad medicinal. Okay, I’m exaggerating but it seems smoother – at least less monstrous - than previous batches. Let’s try it with water… With water: a plate of oysters. A huge plate of oysters. Mouth (neat): ah yes, as usual, it’s a compact profile. Simple but very perfect, on only three main flavours: brine, peat smoke and vanilla. Maybe that’s not much, but the balance is absolutely perfect. With water: as usual, becomes creamier, with the oak’s sweetness coming more to the front. The peat got bigger too. Finish: long, rather more medicinal this time, and very, very briny. Quite some lemon in the aftertaste. Comments: same ballpark as batch #2, even if this #3 might be a tad smoother and rounder when undiluted. Everything is relative. Simple but excellent modern Bowmore. SGP:457 - 87 points.