Bowmore 12 Year

Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

4.25 out of 5 stars
On the nose, this is undoubtedly an Islay whisky, with peat and brine presenting themselves, though not at the level of an Ardbeg or Laphroaig. It’s more subtle. When tasting it, a wonderful and complex sweetness that was present in the nose prevails and sort of takes center stage. There’s peat here, but all I can think about is the slightly tart and sweet taste of green apples, citrus, and black tea. The finish of this whiskey almost leaves me feeling like I just ate a pear. It’s so easy to drink. Maybe too easy. Haha!