Bowmore 10 Year Old Dorus Mor (Batch 1)
This cask strength Bowmore was tasted as part of the #LoveBowmore Twitter Tasting held last night, the same casks will also be used for Bowmore Tempest IV.
#LoveBowmore Sample #3
The 3rd sample was marked "cask" on the ABV bit so there was no way of trying to guess what it was, it turned out to be the Bowmore 10 Year Old Dorus Mor (batch 1).
Although younger than the 12 year old this 10 year old shows a lot more character and is a very nice dram. I really like what Morisson Bowmore are doing with the cask strength younger whiskies with this Tempest and the Auchentoshan Valinch range.
Light and refreshing, citrus fruits and "watery" fruit like kiwi and watermelon, there's still a hint of peat smoke but it doesn't overpower the gentle notes. Edinburgh Rock and candly floss mix together with floral gums in this one.
Peach and passionfruit yoghurt, some candy floss and a hint of sea salt and brine
Oh what a finish, for high ABV it's sweet and gently smoky on the afterglow