Bowmore 1991 A.D. Rattray (Cask 2061)
Added on Friday, Jul 20, 2012 at 05:58 PM
  Bottler: A.D Rattray
  Age: 20 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1991 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 56.20 % Region: Islay
  Price: $120 Availability: Better Stores
Distilled 7/15/1991   Bottled 9/15/2011     Sherry Cask 2061     481 bottles
Member Ratings and Notes

The nose is rather gentle with malt, sweet wine and a hint of peat.


The palate is sweet and peaty with some pepper notes; it has a really nice balance


The finish has moderate peat.


This is a nicely balanced Islay.

Very meaty! As in smokey charred cuts of meat sitting on a bbq grill. The smokiness on this is more of the ashy type. There smoke carries through on the palate along with winey notes and anise.  I did get some sherry notes but they were faint.  I was hoping for a bigger sherry influence that would balance out the smokey aspects.   
Chili pepper.  Spicey peat. 

n: dark fruit sherry, dry wood smoke, strawberry jelly. Rounded and sweet with peat smoked red berries and beef jerky.


t: sweet and peaty berry smoke; like strawberries soaked in burnt-ends grease. Red chili pepper flakes in olive oil middle. This is a really nice Bowmore full of peaty BBQ meat smoke. [B+/B] 

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