Bowmore 12 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland
Reviewed June 24, 2023 (edited June 25, 2023)
N.b. having as a dessert, so my palate is thoroughly run through after one tequila drink and one mezcal drink. But @ $12 for what looks like a double this is worth. Nose: vanilla, cherry, oak, very subtle smoke. Maple syrup. Mild salinity. After having real dessert, the peat comes out way more on the nose. Palate: Lusciously smooth. Sweeter than other islay whiskies but still has a present peat, smoke, and mild salinity. This is a gentle Islay but still clearly Islay. Malt sweetness is there too. Finish: gentle, mildly phenolic. Slight wood tanin. This tastes like a scotch mixed with hints of bourbon notes. Beautiful.
12.0 USD per Pour