Bowmore 13 Years Old Hart Brothers Cask Strength 51.5% 2002
|Serie||Finest Collection Cask Strength|
|Cask Type||Bourbon Cask|
|Conditie||In Original Container|
Serge Valentin (90)
This should be fiery…
Nose: home! Perfect modern Bowmore without any excessive carpentery (I’m sure you see what I mean), no obvious wood, and no obvious wine. Amazing medicinal smokiness, bandages, camphor, seawater, dried kelp, and all that. And no vanilla/coconut that get in the way.
Mouth: we all know Bowmore are making one the very best malt spirits out there since around twenty years. When the bottlers let that malt sing, and do not use silly wood, you’re in for a fantastic serenade. What’s more, some of the 1960s’ tropical fruits are back since around the year 2000, and this baby’s another very fine example. You got it, I quite like this wee bottle.
Finish: very long, peaty, with grapefruits and oranges, plus more pepper in the aftertaste. Comments: crikey, forgot to add water once again. Never mind, this is pretty brilliant when naked, in my opinion. After 25 years since you bottled that first Bowmore, you did extremely well again, Hart Brothers!