Bowmore 16 yo 1989/2005 (51.8%, OB) Colour: pale straw. Nose: much, much cleaner than the Enigma. Not very boldly aromatic but extremely fresh, with an interesting mix of fresh butter, flowers from the fields and tropical fruits. Quite some pink grapefruit, litchee syrup, pear juice… Quite some iodine at that, sea air, seaweed… But the peat is surprisingly subdued. Hints of vanilla, lactones… Very nice, I didn’t have such a “clean” and elegant (rather) young Bowmore OB since ages. Mouth: oh, now it’s very, very perfumy, with lots of Turkish delights, rosewater, gewürztraminer, rose jelly, Cologne water, incense… I’m sorry but I do not like this kind of profile, so typical of some fairly recent Bowmores. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it’s flawed, just one of these ultra-perfumy Bowmores. Long finish, getting a little bitter and very, very peppery. Okay, 80 points for the very, very nice nose.
Adding to that, it's a 75cl Bottle and it was "just" 53£ at GlenGarioch I am very scared to open it
Why is a 75cl sold in Scotland, Why at Glengarioch ?, and why so cheap ?
(price is relative to similar Bowmore, its not really that cheap in the big picture)
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