Bowmore 16 (Wilson & Morgan Selection) Review

This is a sherry finished 16 year Bowmore selected by Wilson & Morgan and bottled at 56.6% ABV.

Nose: Quite earthy but fruity at the same time. Peat is minimal with some wet clay and vanilla. Bottle shows a sherry finish, but I wouldn’t have guessed that from the nose alone.

Palate: Peat is stronger here with caramelized apples, earthy malt, and sherry seasoned oak.

Finish: Peat dials it up here with musty oak lingering.

Rating: 86/100 – Sherry influence is negligible, but a good teenaged Islay.

Value for the money: This cost around $100, but I’d be more comfortable around $70-$80.

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