Bowmore 1989 23 YO Port Cask Matured, 50.8 %

Bowmore 1989 23 YO Port Cask MaturedThis Bowmore 1989 23 YO Port Cask Matured is a limited release from 2013. A total of 12000 bottles were released. This whisky has been fully matured in port casks.

The Bowmore 1989 23 YO Port Cask Matured is released (again) for sale in Norway on December 15 at NOK 3495 (1129901).

Nose: Rich, sweet and earthy. Big and bold in an appealing fashion. Sugary sweet, with notes of both rum and post wine. A thin veil of sweet smoke that gradually becomes more distinct. Somewhat floral, but not as much as one might expect from a Bowmore (thankfully, in my honest opinion – as I am not all that big on floral whiskies). The port and peat really does balance each other perfectly here.

Taste: Very rich and full-bodied.  Deep notes of red berries, rich and sweet smokiness. Marzipan with a hint of mint – or maybe even grass. Christmas marzipan pig! Memories of sea salt, rose water and perfume in the back.

Finish: A long and delightful finish. The deep and rich sweetness prevails. Berries, marshmallows, and a hint of dunnage warehouses.

Comments: Port and peat is a killer combo, when it comes together like this!

Score (90/100)

– Thomas