Review: Bowmore, 40 year oldMay 1st, 2011
We kick off our month-long whisky reviews with the most expensive of the bunch.
Definitely showing its age, but not in a bad way — the distillery character is still there. Solid foundation of thick, chewy toffee, old pot still rum, and fig cake. Fruity too, with notes of golden raisin and nectarine. Soft, seductive peat smoke, juicy oak, cinnamon, and brine round out the palate. Excellent balance! One of the finest Bowmore whiskies I’ve ever tasted (and, at this price, will probably never taste again.)
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 96