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04 Dec 2012

Bowmore 1997 (The Whiskyman)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Bowmore

There’s a new Bowmore 1997 in the guitar label series by The Whiskyman. In the series’ tradition, it’s nicknamed after a pop song.


Bowmore 1997 The WhiskymanBowmore 15 yo 1997
(53,8%, The Whiskyman 2012, 189 btl.)

Nose: starts on cold smoke and grows more coastal over time. Wet furry animals, some gravel and seaweed. Soft iodine. Nice whiffs of eucalyptus and mint. Subtle vanilla and a lime sweetness in the background. Hints of nougat as well. Quite straightforward and constant, but well-balanced and really good. Mouth: oily, very clean, showing much more peat now. Again a firm coastal part, with brine and oysters with lemon. Taking the citrus theme a little further with pink grapefruit and tangerine. Less rounded notes than on the nose. Salty almonds. Yes, rather salty, even anchovies in the end. Finish: long, still salty, mixed with liquorice, smoke and lemon zest.

A clean and relatively salty Bowmore. It’s only single malt (but I like it). Around € 90, in stores later this week.

Score: 88/100

Bowmore 1997 (The Whiskyman) 4 Ruben Luyten 2012-12-04



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