BTC: Sample 5 (Bowmore 12, 46%)

Another wild guess, but an educated one in this case. I thought to recognize the sample based on rather specific flavours. I still hope to catch up a little bit by scoring a decent amount of points on one or two samples, but thusfar, this is far from happening.

Light and grassy. Heather and rather heathery smoke. I also get some lemon in the background and a slight ashy floral note.

Quite some spices, but not too peppery or sharp. Lots of heather again and the floral and peaty notes are present again too. A hint of vanilla pops up after a while.

The finish is medium in length and shows the same characteristics of the flavour profile. Grassy, slightly floral, heater, mossy peat. At some point you get a very specific blast of lemon curd.

Ardmore 18, Daily DramA very enjoyable whisky, that’s for sure. Not too peaty and the floral notes are never too powerful. I expected this was a Bowmore because of the grassy, floral and slightly peaty notes. The lemon and vanilla helped in that direction too.

Ardmore 18, 1992-2010, 47%, Daily Dram/The Nectar for Bresser & Timmer

Well, I did guess the last part of the name correctly… Apart from that, only some consolidation points on not being too far off on the ABV. Bummer.

4 stars


About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm a web developer at Emakina. I'm highly interested in booze, with a focus on whisk(e)y. I like to listen to loads of music and read quite some books. I'm married to Anneke, have a daughter Ot, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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