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Bowmore 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml) - Circa 2016 bottling

Islay, SCOTLAND
$99. 99 Bottle
$1199.88 Dozen
ABV: 40%
Note: One only. This is an older bottling, with a slightly deeper colour than current stocks and a different label. The Lot code suggests 2016. Comes without a box.

"Easily by far the truest Bowmore I have tasted in a long while with myriad complexity. Even going back a quarter of a century, the malt at this age rarely showed such relaxed elegance." - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible

Other reviews… "...far more representative of Islay and the old distillery style. Easily, by far, the truest Bowmore I have tasted in a long while, with myriad complexity... Most enjoyable.
91 points
- Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2019

Nose: Emphatic burnt grass. Peaty. Soft smokiness. Palate: Fragrant smokiness seems to waft against an oily, earthy, background. Some seaweed. Some sherry. Finish: Not only is the smokiness sustained all the way through, it surges in the finish. Lots of salt, too. Comment: Glad to see a Bowmore with an age rather than a brand-name. 8.5/10 - whiskymag.com

The unabashedly briny opening bouquet is all peat, sea salt and salted focaccia; time in the glass serves to bring out a refined Sherry scent. In the mouth, it’s lean, surprisingly sweet and acutely resiny. Ends pine-like, resiny, moderately salty, fruity (yellow fruit, like yellow plum or banana) and semisweet.  85-89 points - wineenthusiast.com

San Francisco World Spirits Competition Gold award 2018