Gold Bowmore 1964

Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 42.4%
Score: 98 points

This comes from three casks of the White Bowmore 1964 and one final cask of the Black Bowmore from the same distillation runs after the Morrison family refurbished the distillery in 1964. In this case, 1+1=3, as the sum is even better than the two whiskies that went into it…if that’s possible. The nose is peat and oak-free despite its age, with passion fruit, mango, pineapple, pomegranate, and peach notes. The taste starts off with a splash of grapefruit that fades to reveal the passion fruit and mango notes from the nose. There’s a tingly and slightly minty mouthfeel with just a slight hint of hazelnut. The finish sticks to the tip of the tongue with a citrusy sweetness, while dry and astringent on the back of the throat. An amazing and complex dram!

Mark Gillespie

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