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Bowmore Dark & Intense 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (1000ml)

$104. 99 Bottle
$1259.88 Dozen
ABV: 40%
Another duty free exclusive, this time Spanish oak and sherry casks combine with hogsheads and peat!

Tasting note: The deep glossy topaz / new copper coin colour is a pleasure to behold. Nosing finds a superb integration of maritime peat, raisin cake, pepper and cinnamon with flashes of molasses. Medium bodied, the peat and sherry arrive in perfect harmony. There’s brine, light fruit cake and a touch of orange zest while the finish is fresh, breezy and finely tuned. Sherry and peat don’t always work. This one combines the two with aplomb. If only it was higher ABV! 40% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... Wow!! This is some nose: the peat is as hefty and cinderish as I have come across from a Bowmore in an age... a silky mouthfeel is first enriched by muscovado sugars and molasses and then a gradual but unrelenting build up in peat. Very gratifying indeed...a very happy marriage between some full on peat and decent sherry butts makes for the intense peat promised on the label. 40% Alc./Vol.
92.5 points - Jim Murrays Whisky Bible