Douglas McGibbon Bowmore Tasting Notes

Posted: March 17, 2013 in Bowmore, Scotch Whisky A-G

Douglas McGibbon Provenance Bowmore 2002 (10 year old) 46%

Bourbon/ Code: PRV0965/ Dist: Sept 2002 Btl: Feb 2013/ Tasted: Feb 2013

A young and cerealy nose which is fairly phenolic and briny. Some seriously astringent coastal peat mingles with some soft, loamy peat and a light ash note. 

Quite soft on the palate and very tarry to begin with. Actually quite complex with malt, tar (obviously!) and light treacle. The peat becomes quite sooty as the barley sweetness builds. Lightly medicinal with a long malt, tar, charred wood and camphor finish. Very mouth-filling with a lightly sweet, oily after taste. An excellent bottling!

Douglas McGibbon Provenance Bowmore 2002 (10 year old) 46%

Bourbon/ Code: PRV0994/ Dist: Dec 2002 Btl: May 2013/ Tasted: June 2013

The nose is a tad caramel flattened with hints of bog myrtle, herbs, extremely subtle peat and rubber. The oak is very prominent adding a clotted cream like character, first fill American oak? 

The palate is soft and like the nose very oaked with hints of toasted caramel and a touch of barley. A little light smoke escapes the oaks clutches on the middle and finally a touch of herbal-peat and tar comes through on the finish, but the oak is far too dominating.

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