Bowmore SMWS 3.270 “Surf n turf in a camel’s saddle bag”

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Thanks to /u/twiddleDD for this sample

This is a continuation of my ongoing series that I’m calling “Scotch Malts, Wife’s Selection”, in which my wife goes through my backlog of SMWS (Scotch Malt Whisky Society) samples that I haven’t reviewed yet, pours them blind, and then I review it blind.

Islay? Sure. Bowmore? Well… I don’t know.

Awhile ago Bowmore brought out Tempest, Laimrig, and Devil’s cask. And some of those have been discontinued since then, sadly. I did enjoy each of those, and a selection of them made it onto best of lists.

Instead we’ve seen more and more non-cask strength versions of Bowmores over the years. And I completely understand that something being cask strength means you’re selling a stronger, more expensive dram to a niche group. I’m part of that niche group.

Thus I both feel bad about these going away and yet understand it, all…

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