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Bowmore 12yo

(40%, OB, 2010*)
Average Score: 81
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryBowmore
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameBowmore
Alcohol By Volume40%
Issued2010*
Average Score81


Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin84
Johannes van den Heuvel82
Robert Karlsson83
Konstantin Grigoriadis80
Ho-cheng Yao74
Craig Daniels83
Krishna Nukala86
Luca Chichizola80
Rich Howard82
Tim Puett80
David Wankel74


WhiskyFun Review
http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivejanuary11-1.html#120111


Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonDistinct dry peatyness. A bit restless. Some grassiness, vanilla arrives with time and a dash of water. Taste is big on a quite dry smokiness. Malt, a bit hayish? Very easy drinking strength.
Craig DanielsNose: Smoked honey, whiff of burning canes, tiny bit of sap, toffee and malt Palate: more smoke and more honey/syrup, nice mouthfeel Finish; malt, peat, honey and grapefruit bitters. Comment; Reminiscent of better Bowmores around in the 1990s. Pretty classy.
Craig DanielsNose: Smoked honey, whiff of burning canes, tiny bit of sap, toffee and malt Palate: more smoke and more honey/syrup, nice mouthfeel Finish; malt, peat, honey and grapefruit bitters. Comment; Reminiscent of better Bowmores around in the 1990s. Pretty classy.
Rich Howardthe first whiff is of a light wash of smoke and phenols, light fresh gauze, heavier notes of chili powder in the distance. all this is fairly restained, interspersed with apple skins and oatcakes. the palate is sweet with honeyed fruit, infused by a gentle drizzle of smoke and sprinkled with salt. a drop of water or two adds a nice layer of smoke on the nose, as well as sweeter elements of honey and butterscotch. the palate is now rounded out, less smoke, more fruit and bit more herbal. fine either way, but i like it better without water. [tasted blind for the 2010 Awards]