Bowmore Claret
Added on Sunday, Nov 14, 2010 at 01:32 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 56.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Bordeaux wine cask
Member Ratings and Notes
Mostly smoke on the nose here, but mostly perfume on the palate.  There's not a lot of wine on this despite its Bordeaux cask.  One of the better of the "perfumed" Bowmores I've had, but still a perfumed Bowmore, which is not my favorite flavor profile. 
N: Effervescent, briny, smokey, and a little strange.
P: Powerfully briny, along the lines of the 17 year, but with some lavender and some other unidentifiable funk, kinda like I just ate a Tums.
F: Lingering funk.
While I didn't find anything overtly wrong with this, it just seems like an experiment that doesn't need repeating. 
N:  Burning oil and plastic.  Slighly briny.  Strange.

P:  Thin.  Some sort of perfume, maybe lavendar.  Pail water.  Everything broken down says I should hate it, but I kinda dig it a little.  It's my s&m fetish malt.  Finish leans toward the pail water. 
Smokey perfume and an obvious wine cask involved.  This reminded me of a weak malt that was finished in an active cask for a short time.  The wine just didn't work well.  Still, nice for what it is supposed to be. 
Lots of grapes in the nose with lavender and peat.  Floral soapiness and perfumey on the palate. 
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