Bowmore 2001 Hepburn's Choice
Added on Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 08:44 AM
  Bottler: Hunter Laing
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 2001 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 58.40 % Region: Islay
  Price: $80 Availability: Specialty Stores
Bottled 2014 for K&L    Refill Hogshead   266 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
I'm liking this nose with peat and motor oil, like an old garage. The palate follows suit with thick, fuely peat; then there's a sweet note, maybe some chocolate, maybe some dessert wine, that sticks to the roof of your mouth while the rest of your mouth is still finished in peat. This one's a winner, bold but balanced. 

n:  Earth and butterscotch


p:  Little bit of vegetal funk and brown sugar.  Volcanic ash.  Fun.



Pale white-yellow. Very interesting nose. The smoke is more astringency focused (not necessarily bad). I am getting fruit on this one too, maybe some berries? On the tongue the smoke is more on the fringes in a good way. Again I am getting some fruit down the middle. Solid malt. [3/4/15] 

n: linseed oil, creosote post, and rubber gym mat initial. Deeper are notes of butterscotch and citrus bar soap.


t: off the bat it's sweet, but then turns to tar and diesel. Very raw and phenolic that calms down a bit in the middle with some green grass sweetness and chocolate dipped walnuts. Mostly this is a mouth coating of peat smoke that last for a very long finish. Hardcore peatheads will dig this brash scotch.   [B., slightly towards a B+ due to it's uniqueness]

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