Bowmore 2001 13 YO Blackadder Raw Cask

Bowmore 2001 13 YO Blackadder Raw Cask

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Bowmore 2001 13 YO Blackadder Raw Cask, 59,2 %

Bowmore 2001 13 YO Blackadder Raw CaskBlackadder is an independent bottler to be found in Norway from January 2015! We are so much looking forward to that. Almost every single one of the seventeen whiskies I have tasted from Blackadder have been very good. I think he has a good nose and palate to choose such lovely whiskies.

The 13 YO Bowmore from Blackadder Raw Cask will be made available to buy in Norway in January, at a sales price of NOK 1085 (item number TBA).

Nose (20/25): I was met by perfume, not too much, but it was obvious. Very gentle smoke. The smell was a bit sour and it seemed a bit young, still some malt on the nose. Fruity - apple and pears. After a long while a lovely sweetness came through with vanilla.

Taste (22/25): A very nice and rich taste. Vanilla and caramel. The smoke was more dominating here, which was good. Spicy as well.

Finish (22/25): The finish gave me some fun associations. It was salty and sweet at the same time, and reminded me of these candies and these candies :) A sour licorice-thing. Spicy and long finish - I could hardly detect any smoke here.

Balance (22/25): To me there was no connection between smell and taste, but that does not matter I think. I find this to be one of the better Bowmores I have tasted lately. I often find Bowmore to be too much perfume all the way, but here I only found perfume on the nose.

Score (86/100)

Bottle image from whisky.dk.

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