Bowmore 12 Year Old SIngle Malt Scotch: This 12yo Scotch is very distinctive, it has everything you’d expect of a Islay malt whisky and more. On the nose you’ll get an intense smoky, peaty aroma; almost like smoked haddock. With hints of vanilla, toffee, spices and sea salt – hmm… On the palate that smokey, peaty aroma will be confirmed, followed by a light taste of smoky bacon dipped in thick sweet honey – with a creamy vanilla texture. The finish is very warm – with a very modest alcohol kick.
The verdict: This Islay scotch whisky is true to form and has the perfect balance of peat, smoke and sweetness. If you’re into Islay whiskies, you just may enjoy this one once you’ve let it breateh for a few minutes. As with all single malt scotches – this is best enjoyed straight, or with a very small amount of mineral water to allow the flavours to breathe.
Bowmore 12 Year Old SIngle Malt Scotch Whisky can be found online at TWE for approximately £30