Hart Brothers Bowmore 13-Year-Old Islay Single Malt Whisky
The bouquet starts off heavily smoky/peaty but oddly, following aeration, it turns more tanned skin- and rubber-like. The palate entry is concentrated, chalk-like, smoky and intensely peaty; at midpalate things settle down a bit, offering more moderate flavors of tobacco ash, wood smoke, charcoal and sweet grain. Compellingly rambunctious for normally staid Bowmore. P.P.
Price$67, Buy Now
Rating85-89: Very Good/Recommended
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