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Bowmore Small Batch Reserve Review

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.

Tasting Notes & Details


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.

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Bowmore Small Batch Reserve
Age: NAS
ABV: 40.00
Distiller: Bowmore
Bottler: Bowmore
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 13/02/2013 by Tom

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