Bowmore 26 French Oak Barrique – The Vintner’s Trilogy

Thanks to /u/xile_ for the sample. I slag off Bowmore a lot. Starting with positivity today. I’m just shitting rainbows up in here. Now don’t get me wrong. I won’t mock anyone for enjoying Bowmore. And I’ve certainly had some fun, interesting times with Bowmore. That all said, I should probably note that those fun times, those “I’m going out of my way” times were always cask… Continue reading Bowmore 26 French Oak Barrique – The Vintner’s Trilogy

Bowmore 25 1991 Càrn Mòr Celebration Of The Cask Black Gold

Thanks to /u/xile_ for this sample. Turns out I had quite a few samples of Bowmore. My stores are now so full I can’t fit any Bow-More of them. Thus that’s what I’m calling this string of reviews. When buying independent bottlings of whisky, it’s good to understand the levels of what you’re buying. So we start with Morrison & MacKay. They are scotch whisky/wine merchants. Alright,… Continue reading Bowmore 25 1991 Càrn Mòr Celebration Of The Cask Black Gold

Bowmore 19 1997 Adelphi (cask 2411)

Thanks to /u/catharticintent for this sample Turns out I had quite a few samples of Bowmore. My stores are now so full I can’t fit any Bow-More of them. Thus that’s what I’m calling this string of reviews. When talking about whisky, there are different groups of people. There’s the group that believes adding anything to whisky is an affront to all the world should hold sacred.… Continue reading Bowmore 19 1997 Adelphi (cask 2411)

Bowmore 18 Manzanilla – The Vintner’s Trilogy

Thanks to the Toronto Whisky Society for supplying this sample. Turns out I had quite a few samples of Bowmore. My stores are now so full I can’t fit any Bow-More of them. Thus that’s what I’m calling this string of reviews. We’re seeing a time when using different casks is hitting its maturity. Some whisky nerds are about done with new and different casks.… Continue reading Bowmore 18 Manzanilla – The Vintner’s Trilogy

Bowmore 16 Woodwinters Single Cask Release, “The Four – Isla Solera”

Thanks to /u/Davyj0ne5 for this sample. Turns out I had quite a few samples of Bowmore. My stores are now so full I can’t fit any Bow-More of them. Thus that’s what I’m calling this string of reviews. Whiskies, like cereal, and really all products, need to stick out. Even if you don’t have a marketing person working for you, acting like they understand the zeitgeist of… Continue reading Bowmore 16 Woodwinters Single Cask Release, “The Four – Isla Solera”

Bowmore SMWS 3.291 “Tickle your fancy”

Thanks to /u/Catharticintent for the sample. Turns out I had quite a few samples of Bowmore. My stores are now so full I can’t fit any Bow-More of them. Thus that’s what I’m calling this string of reviews. French Whore Perfume. A term that frankly I’m pretty sure I’m disgusted by using myself, yet one that pops up when one discusses Bowmore. So first off why does… Continue reading Bowmore SMWS 3.291 “Tickle your fancy”

Bowmore Vault Edition No. 1 – Atlantic Sea Salt

Thanks to Bowmore for sharing a sample of this whisky. Turns out I had quite a few samples of Bowmore. My stores are now so full I can’t fit any Bow-More of them. Thus that’s what I’m calling this compendium of reviews. We’re starting it all off with an OB higher cask strength version of Bowmore. Bowmore Vault Edition No. 1 – Atlantic Sea Salt is the… Continue reading Bowmore Vault Edition No. 1 – Atlantic Sea Salt

Laphroaig / Bowmore Tasting – Event Recap

On April 18, we had a tasting event with Matt Jones (@whisky_chef on instagram/twitter), the Beam-Suntory brand ambassador for the company’s Scotch and worldwhisky portfolios. Matt brought us a number of expressions from both of these Islay distilleries and regaled us with tales from that beautiful island, and the people who live and work there. He also brought some great swag for everyone to take … Continue reading Laphroaig / Bowmore Tasting – Event Recap

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

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.… Continue reading Bowmore SMWS 3.270 “Surf n turf in a camel’s saddle bag”

Bowmore – Devil’s Casks 3

Bowmore – The Devil’s Casks Limited Release 3, 56.7% ABV, Acquired in Trade Marriage of first fill Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. Nose: Signature Bowmore peat, dank/musty/woody, rich sherry, raisins, black cherries, candied strawberries. Taste: Subtle peat, oak spice, chocolate orange, Licorice Allsorts, red plums, cinnamon and molasses. Finish:  Long and drying. Peat, chocolate, and oak spice linger. Thoughts: Its bold for sure, but … Continue reading Bowmore – Devil’s Casks 3