Bowmore Vintner's Trilogy 27 Year Port Cask

Peated Single Malt

Bowmore // Islay, Scotland

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  1. Dreaming-of-Islay

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    I recently attended a Friends of Laphroaig tasting event that also featured some bottles from its sister Beam-Suntory brand Bowmore. I'm not an age snob (see previous review of Laphroaig 30 Ian Hunter for a longer explanation), but this is a knockout of a dram. It is heavily fragrant, with an alluring mixture of dark chocolate, raspberry coulis, and woodsmoke on the nose. The palate is richer than the ABV, while the bite is lower: toffee, more peat, and stewed fruits swirl together. I have found port finishes to be very hit and miss for Islay whiskies, with Laphroaig's 2013 Cairdeas Port Wood being an all-time high and Kilchoman's recent port finishes to be off-putting. This is a very successful port finish that reminds me of that old Laphroaig, albeit costing 5 times as much! This dram's final notes are classic sweet-and-peat, with more smoke than I'd expect for a scotch that's just a few years younger than I am, and I was sorry to see it go.
  2. RichardFresow

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  3. scubillo

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Bowmore
  4. DrinkerDiary

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    ★★★★★ Bowmore Vertical 7 of 7 It is the oldest whisky of the day and it has aged in a port barrel, all to please me. Unfortunately, it's an instant love at first sight and at $740 a bottle, it's a bit the same feeling I have when I admire Kate Upton, an inaccessible dream. But in life, it's good to dream and at least I had the chance to dip my lips in this nectar of the gods and I can't say the same with the beautiful Kate. Who knows, maybe one day!
    740.0 CAD per Bottle
  5. Richard-ModernDrinking

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Tasted at The Whisky Show London 2018
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