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13 Aug 2013

Bowmore 1995 (Whisky-Fässle)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Bowmore

Whisky-Fässle announced three new releases with a duck label: Tamdhu 1988, Bunnahabhain 1990 and this Bowmore 1995 from a sherry cask.

According to the label, it was a private bottling done for Malt Monkey. Not sure who that is, but I can tell you he has a good taste.

 

Bowmore 1995 Whisky-FässleBowmore 18 yo 1995 (54,9%, Whisky-Fässle for Malt Monkey 2013, sherry cask)

Nose: coal stoves and soot with elegant sweet pipe tobacco. Some chalky notes and walnuts. Also a zesty sourness of oranges. Dried seaweed and leather. Brown candy sugar in the background. I also detected some pink grapefruits but these notes seem to go quickly. Roasted coffee. It made me think of the Bowmore 1995 SMoS but that one is less sour and has a more old-style profile. This one is still very good though. Mouth: rather sweet peat at first. Marmalade alongside kippers. Zesty lemons, tobacco and leather. Fading on ginger and pepper. Again a mere hint of grapefruit in the back. A big palate. Finish: very long, showing Lapsang tea, lemon and liquorice.

An excellent sherried Bowmore. Recommended, but I’m not sure that means anything if the bottle is not available in stores.

Score: 90/100

Bowmore 1995 (Whisky-Fässle) 4 Ruben Luyten 2013-08-13

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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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