26 September 2013

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes #24

 Old Particular Bowmore 25yr
Nose: Sweet musk, cindering oak, smoked Bavarian ham, witch hazel, peat, sugar coated fennel fronds, Starbucks caffè mocha, rum soaked raisins, Parma violets, heather and an earthy damp hit of dunnage.
Palate: Ash from an autumn bonfire, brine, crispy mackerel skin, Sainsbury’s Florida pink grapefruit juice, Parma violets, Lindt chilli chocolate, gingerbread, dried oak and a punctuating punch-ette of peat.
Finish: A deliciously delicate and umptuously uncomplicated lingerer.
Summary: A stunning release from Douglas Laing’s new single cask Old Particular range, which also just happens to be one of the best indie Bowmore’s I’ve sampled over the last couple of years.