Bowmore 21 (1972) Single Cask
Added on Sunday, Jul 12, 2009 at 11:14 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 21 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1972 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 49.10 % Region: Islay
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Bottle sampled was for Italy circa 1993.
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose is sweet grassy goodness with little to no peat.  Palate is very fruity and has a sweet busquits/earthy component that rounds it out nicely.  Finish is medium to short.  I liked it a lot but I could have used some more peat...if there was any. 
Nose of deep sherry and Hobbit Hole (what, you can't imagine what a Hobbit Hole would smell like?  They don't call it "Middle Earth" for nothing).  The palate is fruitier than you'd expect from the nose, and a bright sort of citrusy and "happy" fruit.  Yum!  It's a very savory kind of flavor, with grapey berry madness mixed in.  Light smoke shows in the finish with some salt.  A whisky with fun complexity. 
Nose of peppermint candy and wet earth. Palate of sourdough and paint. Finish is salty and spicy.  The finish is clearly Bowmore.  Not so peaty though.  
Peat, sherry, and salt meld together to form a different whisky all together, cherry metholyptus whisky perfection.   In a meeting of superstars this was the brightest, not because the peat or sherry stood out, but because they didn't.   Definition of well integrated and balanced.  I was carrying this bottle around with me at the end of the Islay and Sherry meeting.    
Beautiful honeysuckle perfume.  Watermelon jolly rancher. 
Lighter than air.
Opens sweet, closes peat.
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