Bowmore 15 Ans Darkest Islay Scotch Single Malt
Scotch, 750 mL
|Country :||United Kingdom|
|Producer :||Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd|
|Alcohol :||43 %|
|Grape variety(ies) :||Scotland Malt|
|Style :||Bold & Smoky|
|Container :||Clear Glass Container|
|Closure :||Cork With Plastic Head|
Deep amber colour; begins to reveal its power on the nose, with aromas of dried fruits, raisins and oloroso sherry in counterpoint to peat smoke; on the palate, dried fruits and full malty sweetness; the sweetness counters the astringency of peat smoke.
Darkest now has an age statement of 15 years old. This new release is an improvement from the original Darkest, both of which are succulently sherried. It is fuller in flavor and more visceral, in both the nose and palate. These differences are subtle, but positive. Notes of lush fruit, raisin, pot-still rum, and Heath bars. Citrus and wood spices emerge, along with burning peat embers that linger on the finish. Nicely done.
Wonderful cedar wood and rich treacle toffee.