Bowmore Darkest 15 Year

Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

Tasted July 30, 2020
3.5 out of 5 stars
Smoky, earthy peat, like cigar ash and struck matches, dominates the nose; water and a few minutes tease forth a little toffee and nuts. Palate starts with smoky peat, that sticks with you throughout and is then joined by wood spice and finally a little caramel sweetness, with a whiff of sherry. I generally find sherry + peat a tricky combo to pull out; here peat carries the day and sherry is visibly muted. Not a bad whisky by any means but not really my thing.