Thanks to the chaps at Master of Malt for sending me this sample for review.
As regular readers will know, the range of “That Boutique-y Whiskies” are crafted by master of malt and given a craft presentation with 50cl bottles and a specially designed label evocative of the distillery that the whisky represents.
The Bowmore label shows the front of the distillery in Bowmore with a schoolboy carrying a bra being chased by one of the life guards from the pool that is heated by waste heat from the stills at Bowmore. Here are the dramstats:
- Price £52.95
- ABV 48.7%
Nose: Mmmm, that’s a nice fruity Bowmore nose! The peat is there of course, but is wrapped in dark fruits, blackcurrant liquorice and fishermans friends. Sniffs alternate between fruity peat and coastal notes such as a seafood platter with lemon, lobster traps. There is also cherry crumble in there. Gorgeous nose!
Palate: Salty peat, vanilla, grilled prawns and sea spray with blackcurrant liquorice and black jacks.
Finish: Black jacks, briney then peat with an ashy vanilla finish.
Verdict: One of those palates where the “notes” I’ve given just do justice to the pleasure given by the combination. It’s excellent.