woensdag 2 juli 2014

Tasting Bowmore Small Batch

With Donna Summer's Grand Illusion pounding through our stereo we are opening the cardbox of a new Bowmore expression called the Small Batch.
Bowmore is the oldest distillery on Islay, founded in 1779 and part of Morrison Bowmore Distillers, who are owned by Suntory.
We were lucky enough to visit the distillery in May. A video of that visit will soon follow.

Small Batch has matured on first and second fill bourbon casks.
In a video we made earlier this year you can watch the findings on Bowmore Small Batch by European Brand Ambassador Ally Dickinson.

 We tried the combination with oysters and indeed it's a fine experience.

These are our findings of this new Bowmore:

Colour:yellow gold

Nose: grapefruit, vanilla, cereal, gooseberry, gewurztraminer, monoi de tahiti

Taste: cremay, lightly peated, salt, pear, Spanish melon

Finish:maritime, pleasant smokiness, medium dry

Conclusion: A creamy, lightly smoked, fresh whisky. Certainly well suited to drink in summer time. Also good for people who are used to Speyside malts and want to get introduced to more peaty or smoky whiskies.

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Special thanks to Intercaves and WhiskyEtc magazine.

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