Burnt-tasting aspects in the nose show up in the burnt-sugar palate. Sherry's there, kinda rich. The finish is long, and gets very long, but that last very long part is mostly alcohol with a small bit of soap. Distinct Bowmore characteristics are here for sure, and I called it as such in a blind tasting, so thus I am still super-awesome. Overall this doesn't quite work for me... parts are great, but not the whole, though still worth trying.
N: Balanced sherry gives some dried fruit, nutmeg and a touch of cinnamon to iodine, earth and a bit of tar. There's a touch of plum and cherry; a little bit of clay. Light sweetness and faint malt.
P: Moderate peat and a little heat which is balanced well by a nice cinnamon-spiced apple compote. A touch of fig; nice, rich, oily mouthfeel.
F: Gains heat momentarily and the peat comes to the forefront; a nice gentle tongue-numbing spice in the form of some cinnamon and pepper. Settles down and leaves some more dried fruits; a bright note which I'd agree is faintly soapy lingers as well.
A really enjoyable, super-accessible Bowmore. I get the light soap the others mention but to my palate it's extremely light and doesn't really mar this one for me (and soap usually is a bullet train to D-city for me).