Bowmore 15yo Darkest


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A long succession of sweet, dried fruit notes…

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There’s the Bowmore 15yo Darkest and then there is a Bowmore 15yo.  The Darkest is matured in ex-bourbon oak (American oak) and then finished in oloroso sherry casks (whatever oak that is?).  I had the 15yo last week (June 22) and it tastes of sherry.

Confused? So am I.  But it appears the “Darkest” was dropped from the label around 2017, but the oak regime has been continued, that is, it’s still finished in oloroso oak.

From the WhiskyWash, “There is smoke and tar backed by a candied sweetness and golden raisin notes. The Bowmore Darkest has an oily, creamy, viscous texture and the solid mouth weight that is typical of over standard proof, sherried whiskies. There is a long succession of sweet, dried fruit notes featuring apricot, peach and golden raisin, followed by creamy butterscotch in addition to a distinctive piquant peppery note with just a hint of vermouth-like herbal bitterness.

The finish is medium length and is dominated by the smoky, medicinal character typical of Islay whiskies. The sherry finish adds sweetness, dried fruit notes, and additional weight and texture to the finish”.


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