Another day, another distillery open day and today belongs to Bowmore distillery, the officially oldest active distillery on Islay (although some would disagree).
This is a 1987 vintage Bowmore that was bottled back in 2014 that I had the pleasure of tasting it at Whisky Live Tel-Aviv last year.
Wemyss Bowmore 1987-2014 ‘Sweet Peat Posy’ (46%, 231 bottles)
Nose: Malt, sweet lemonade, then the sweet peat comes through although it’s very lightly smoked, sweet heavy floral notes. After a while some milk chocolate and sea breeze. Very sweet one and very very floral, mind you it’s not FWP but floral.
Palate: Sweet peat, mellow malt and then big-time notes of flowers, hay and grass, tobacco, white pepper, oak wood spices and milk chocolate.
Finish: Long finish with sweet and floral themes. massive floral note on the front, sweet peat and delicate floral smoke follows through.
Thoughts: The flowers are strong with this one. It’s not for everyone nor the casual Bowmore/Islay peated whisky. Nevertheless, it’s a good whisky