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11 Aug 2009

Bowmore 2000 (Malts of Scotland)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Bowmore

Malts of Scotland is currently releasing new bottlings such as three Glengoyne (1972 sherry, 1973 bourbon and 1997 sherry), a new Laphroaig and a Speyside 1993 sherry (the distillery named Speyside, not the region).

In the meantime, let’s review another bottling from the first series, an 8 year-old Bowmore distilled in 2000 and matured in an ex-bourbon cask.

 

Bowmore 2000/2009 Malts of Scotland Bowmore 8yo 2000 (60,1%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #800267, 215 btl.)

Nose: maritime associations (iodine, seaweed) with quite a lot of soaked breakfast cereals. Walnuts, wet wool. Medium ashy / smokey. At the same time, there are some candied elements (apple, lemon). Traces of sweet coffee and marzipan. Mouth: quite a malty start with a pleasant mouth-feel and lots of citrus, developing on medium peat and phenols. Getting rather hot and spicy but overall clean. Finish: medium long, very very salty now. Lemon and ginger.

Recent Bowmores can be pretty mature at very young ages, and this one is a good example. Interesting saltiness as well. Around € 42.

Score: 84/100

Bowmore 2000 (Malts of Scotland) 3 Ruben Luyten 2009-08-11

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  • Roberto Sikora: This is really a great, great bottling. One of my favourite Littlemills so far... :-) Thank you, Ruben for this review!
  • george: i see you have tried st magdalene and say it is harder to find i am a collector of st magdalene and i have 40 bottles i am selling these date from 196
  • sjoerd972: I wish the guys at Bushmills would demand the labels to say "Northern Ireland" so we didn't have to speculate on the booze's origins.

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