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Bowmore 10 years old Dark & Intense, 40% ABV

Bowmore 10 years old Dark & Intense, 40% ABV

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Sherry casks and peat […]

I was going to to place this post in April, because the bottle of Bowmore 10 years old Dark & Intense, 40% ABV, I bought back then while a visit to Kyto, Japan. I came across it accidentally, in fact I accidentally came across a whisky store that was next to the sushi bar, which was the purpose of my visit to that part of the city. In the store, the choice was quite wide and decent, the prices did not seem excessive either. I think it was cheaper than in my country. After deeper exploration of the shelves, I decided to take Bowmore 10 years old Dark & Intense, bottled at 40% ABV. I have never tried this release before, which is a mixture of sherry and peat that I will not pass indifferently, hmm ..., as you could have expected, I have it on the shelf now. According to the label, whisky has to be Dark and Intense, which should owe its maturation in oak barrels after sherry. To the battle!!! C: very nice deep amber, except that its an E-150a, so you do not have to get too excited ;) N: indeed, sherry can be felt from the very beginning, but at once we fall into the arms of smoke and peat, which are not casted here as the first violin, in general, all these tones are complementary, with time everything gets more specific, except that somehow it is not very intense, I mean I have cherries, dried apricots, some dark chocolate and maybe raisins, then again traces of smoke and grilled seafood, everything is nicely connected and pleasant, but it does not overwhelm the senses; T: the taste is pleasantly meaty and oily, except that the rest is similar to the smell, elements of sherry are intertwined with peat, accompanied by sparks on the tongue, but the peat is more pronounced here, right after I get grilled oysters, shadow of smoked fish, later it is sweet with honey, the plum with a cherry and chocolate crumbs come it to play, with the time I get more dark chocolate and again red ripe fruit, then ginger begins to grow in strength; F: even long...

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My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
(84 points)


  • Visit to the Bowmore Distillery

    Visit to the Bowmore Distillery

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    Travel

    Photo report

    After the last post about Bowmore Tempest 10 years old Batch VI it is worth, if only for a moment, to move to the place of its creation, which I visited during last years stay on Islay. I was there the second time, probably not the last ;) Without any further ado, I invite you to a photo report from a visit to the Bowmore Distillery. [caption id=attachment_6394 align=alignnone width=1602] Bowmore Distillery[/caption] [caption id=attachment_6391 align=alignnone width=1602]...

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  • Bowmore 10 years old Tempest Batch VI

    Bowmore 10 years old Tempest Batch VI

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (89 points)

    My favourite Bowmore series

    It seems that the Bowmore 10 years old Tempest series has adopted well and we have another edition. There are Batch 3 and V already on the blog and today I have in my glass Batch VI. Both 3 and VI I bought during visits to the distillery. Tempest arouses my smile from the very first glance. Natural color, unchillfiltered, cask strength 54.9% ABV, first fill bourbon barrels. What more could you want? This is obviously a rhetorical question. And ... one more thing, of which today we should...

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  • Whisky Live Singapore 2014 part 2

    Whisky Live Singapore 2014 part 2

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    Miscellanea Testing / Tasting Travel

    Nikka Masterclass i Collector Room

    During the Whisky Live Singapore 2014 I participated in one Masterclass, which I had to sign up with the purchase of the ticket. The organizers tried to make as many people would choose a Masterclass, hence the participation in several of them was not possible. You could choose from: Trade masterclass Rum appreciation debate Johnie Walker from farmer to global Scotch icon Nikka masterclass GlenDronach masterclass Pernod Ricard Boutique Malts Glenfiddich Solera...

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  • Bowmore 10 years old Tempest Batch V

    Bowmore 10 years old Tempest Batch V

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (89 points)

    To shop for shoes, and return with whisky.

    We already have an autumn, so I went to the stores to get the right shoes. I do not like walking around the shops, so I bought the shoes quickly. On the way out I came across a whisky shop, there I spent much more time. Bowmore 10 years old Tempest Batch V looked at me with puppy eyes, so I had to take it home. What have we got here? 10 years old, first fill Bourbon barrels, non chillfiltered, natural colour and cask strength, or rather batch strength – 55,9% ABV. [caption...

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  • Bowmore 10 years old Tempest Batch 3

    Bowmore 10 years old Tempest Batch 3

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (88 points)

    Whisky presentation as I like

    The last post in the mini-series of Bowmore I am devoting to the most interesting one to date, Bowmore 10 years old Tempest. It is a Batch 3 of this release and like the previous it is characterized by a natural presentation. So we have a natural color, unchillfiltered and 55.6% ABV. The bottle I bought during a visit to the distillery on Islay, so I have the additional sentiment to it. [caption id=attachment_3075 align=alignnone width=801] Bowmore 10 years old Tempest Batch...

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  • Bowmore 15 years old Mariner

    Bowmore 15 years old Mariner

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (84 points)

    Edition for Travel Retail

    Continuing the mini-series of Bowmore, without unnecessary descriptions lets move on to the Bowmore 15 years old Mariner. It is worth to write about it as Bowmore is introducing new editions for the Travel Retail, so Enigma and Mariner will be replaced. [caption id=attachment_3061 align=alignnone width=801] Bowmore 15 years old Mariner[/caption] N: sea ​​salt, sea air, light peat, seaweed and fishing nets, with a time sweeter notes are breaking through, a bit of caramel,...

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  • Bowmore 12 years old Enigma

    Bowmore 12 years old Enigma

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (86 points)

    Edition for Travel Retail

    After describing visit to Bowmore distillery on Islay, Bowmore Legend tasting impressions and of course trying Bowmore 1968 31 years old at the Whisky Live Paris 2013, we should go deeper into the subject and refer to the next versions of the whisky. Thus, may I present Bowmore 12 years old Enigma, edition offered mainly in Travel Retail, but also from time to time available in other places. The advantage of many versions of whisky in Travel Retail is a 1 liter bottle and once attractive...

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  • Whisky Live Paris 2013 part 3

    Whisky Live Paris 2013 part 3

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    Miscellanea Testing / Tasting Travel

    Tasting collectable whiskies

    During the Whisky Live Paris 2013 there was the opportunity to taste some rare and therefore collectable single malts. Whisky was poured by Serge Valentin. [caption id=attachment_2258 align=alignnone width=801] Whisky Live Paris Serge Valentin[/caption] Im not sure what Loch Dhu was doing there, but maybe some sense of that was hiding. [caption id=attachment_2259 align=alignnone width=801] Whisky Live Paris Collectible Single Malts[/caption] During the two days of the...

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  • Bowmore Legend

    Bowmore Legend

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (79 points)

    good price single malt

    Single malt market in Poland is constantly growing, as evidenced by increasing its availability in different stores. Competition should encourage lower prices, which will allow a larger group of society to enjoy tasting the water of life and increase demand. One of markets has recently become a part of such a trend, as you can find there whisky Bowmore Legend for 99.99 PLN. Single malt for the price seems quite a good deal. [caption id=attachment_1966 align=alignnone width=801]...

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