Bowmore, 48.7%, batch 1 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

This Boutique-y release shows a guy stealing clothes from the Bowmore swimming pool. The reference is made because the excess heat from the distilling process is used to heat said swimming pool. Anyway, I heard many good things about this bottling so I was looking forward to trying it.

That Boutique-y Bowmore at Master of Malt

That Boutique-y Bowmore at Master of Malt

Burnt rubber. Like someone did a burnout just now. I didn’t see this coming! Sulphur and smoke too. I decided to wait a bit and with diapers coming in between I waited for about 45 minutes before sniffing this one again. The rubbery notes were less, but I picked up the crust of smoked cheese. A Dutch ‘speciality’.

Rather friendly with a lot more of the Bowmore floralness. Not in an FWP way, but rather just a gentle bit of violets or so. That rubbery smell is present too, which sucks.

The finish is soft and fairly fruity. There’s something creamy with a hint of a rather heavy style of smoke. The rubber from the nose is almost gone, but still detectable.

Well. like the Auchentoshan wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, this is neither. Most other bloggers I know were fairly positive about this one but I didn’t like it at all. The burnt rubber is very overpowering and just makes me not want to drink this.

If you’re curious to try after reading some other blogs than this one, it’s available from Master of Malt of course. The data is this: Bowmore, 48.7%, That Boutique-y Whisky Company. £ 5.31 for a sample. Full bottles have already sold out.


About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm very interested in booze, with a focus on whisky. I like to listen to loads of music and play lots of Magic: the Gathering, and board games too. I'm married to Anneke, have two daughters Ot and Cato, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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