Bowmore Small Batch Reserve
This lovely dram was tasted as part of the #LoveBowmore Twitter Tasting and i'm off out tomorrow to buy a bottle.
#LoveBowmore Sample #1
Sample number 1 and my thoughts first start going towards the Bowmore 12 Year Old but it's got a more briney feel to it, mixed with lovely citrusy notes. I've seen this in the supermarkets and for some uexplicable reason i've yet to pick up a bottle, it is lovely and i will be buying a bottle of this, check your local supermarket for this one.
I always expect Bowmore to be peaty but there's not a huge amount here, very malty to begin with then it goes all citrusy with lemon and lime, a touch of key lime pie when left for a couple minutes, after 5/10 minutes notes of treacle toffee begin to form.
Gentle and gracious, with some malt loaf and toaster crumbs, touches of seafood (muscles, cockles, scallops) and a tingle of lemon
Gentle but a lick of peat smoke and more seafood.