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29 May 2014

Bowmore 2002 (Whisky Agency)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Bowmore

Mollusc and Medusa, that’s the name of the latest series from The Whisky Agency. As always, the labels are bold, colourful and classy.

One of the bottlings is a Bowmore 2002. The other releases include a BenRiach 1991, Bunnahabhain 1987, Glenturret 1977 and a Blended Malt 1980.

 

 

Bowmore 2002 - The Whisky AgencyBowmore 12 yo 2002 (53,2%, The Whisky Agency 2014, refill hogshead, 348 btl.)

Nose: clean, smoky but also a tad fruity. Apples and blood orange, tinned pineapple, youngish pear, maybe litchi and a bit of honey sweetness. The peat smoke sits below, or in between, these fruits. Of course a sea breeze and minerals as well. Mouth: oily, much more phenolic and ashy, with a sweet and spicy side that reminds us of gingerbread. Candy sugar and citrus. Sweet grapefruit and peach. Pepper, some liquorice and heather. Finish: long, smoky, with some herbal and buttery notes now.

A sweet, fruity Bowmore, still youngish but nicely balanced with the peat smoke already. One of the more affordable bottles in this batch. Around € 85.

Score: 87/100

Bowmore 2002 (Whisky Agency) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2014-05-29

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