13 Aug 2013
Bowmore 1995 (Whisky-Fässle)
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted 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 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.