Bowmore 15 Feis Ile 2012 Review

This is a 15 year Bowmore from Feis Ile 2012 that was finished in sherry casks and bottled at 55.4% ABV.

Nose: Peat balanced beautifully with a heavy sherry influence, strong ash notes with guava, mint, smoky barbecue and smoked trout.

Palate: Rich sherry with perfectly balanced peat again, smoked meats and mulling spices.

Finish: Peat lingers with rich sherry and smoldering wood chips.

Rating: 93/100 – I’ve become more and more a big fan of sherry/wine finishes on strong peated whiskies, and this hits all those notes perfectly.

Value for the money: I think this originally retailed for £170 or so, but I’m sure it sold out in minutes and who knows what it went for after, but I’d be comfortable paying up to around $300 for a bottle of this if it were available on shelves still.

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