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I am really enjoying these single cask Bowmores! First I had the Master of Malt 26yr Bowmore, then the 3.154 SMWS Bowmore and now this. The Bowmore really seems to shine as a single cask. Then again, it could just be that there are groups of really smart people choosing exceptional casks. My guess is that it’s a combination of the former and the latter.
Either way, Joshua is a happy boy. This expression follows in the shoes of the other Single Cask Bowmores I’ve tried in the sense that it is delicious. Notes:
Reminds me slightly of the candy sweetness of the Master of Malt Bowmore 26yr Single Cask.
Hopscotch on hot asphalt, August 1977.
The smoke is there for sure.
A sweet smoldering fire (like a Swisher Sweet cigar has just been put out).
Surgical soap (I feel like I’m about to get another tattoo).
On the mouth – Perfect mouth feel.
Much smokier than the nose had suggested.
Like burning flowers.
Finish – Increasingly floral.
And now an herbal blast of chamomile and jasmine (Hard to think that there could be a “blast” of something as soft as chamomile or jasmine but, the notes did come on strong for me).
Mouth is slightly numb.
I’m ready for some dental work.
In sum – Truly lovely. The balance between the sweetness, florality (did I make up a word here? I think I did. Where are you Oxford English Dictionary people??) and smoke is scrumditiliumptuous and perfect. A great summery smoker of a dram.