Originally Posted by Jay
Thanks for the review!
I love the way you write, its not only banal tasting notes, there's a story behind the bottle. It's way more interesting!
I tasted the bowmore 12 at a bar a week ago as a newbie who wanted to try his first islay... I admit, i hated it, i look forward to like other islay but for now my favorite profile is sherried whiskies!
I see what you mean by kerosen smell mixed with peat and that is exactly what i disliked...
Looking forward to read other reviews, very pleasant to read!
Thanks Jay, much appreciate your kind words. Whiskey is a journey so I guess if Islay is not for you then have fun trying the others. I haven't gotten around to it yet, but I've read if you like sherried whiskies perhaps try The Balvenie?
Also, I am pleased to report no ill-effects from the Bowmore this morning.
Visited my in-laws tonight, they are fantastic cooks. My brother-in-law likes a drink as well, not exclusively whisky though. I bought my half bottle of Bowmore 12 with me. So after a dinner of prawns fried in a coconut-cream tempura style batter and an incredible banana flower with pigs tongue, pickled carrot and coriander salad, we finished off the Bowmore. Not sure if something happened to my palate, or because of what I had for dinner or the bottle changed from getting air in it, but it became very sweet.
My b-inlaw commented that it was very smooth and enjoyable and much better than the last bottle that I shared with him-Glenfiddich maltmasters sherry cask.
I've often read in tastings that some people find "goes down too easy" as a negative. For sure, my palate might have some way to go to understand this.