Bowmore 1989 23 YO Port Cask Matured, 50.8 %
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!