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  1. #1191
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    Just picked up the Bowmore 10 Tempest 112 proof.

    Initial nose: Alcohol. After a few minutes opening up it has turned to toasted apple pie with cinnamon. Also getting some fresh tobacco shop smells.

    Taste: Initial heat slowly turning into smooth fruit (green apples, peaches, and maybe a bit of melon) with surprisingly mellow peat and smoke (I like/want peat and smoke!).

    Finish: Somewhat short to medium in length sweetness, with lasting heat as it departs.

    A nice dram with a hint of that curious fruitiness that I always appreciate from Bowmore (specifically as found in the 17 yr). Not quite what I was expecting but I find myself wanting more now that my glass has emptied.
    The only Bowmore I have available to me is "Legend". Is it worth buying, or should I just leave it on the shelf? I haven't heard anything good about it.

  2. #1192
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by ebo View Post
    The only Bowmore I have available to me is "Legend". Is it worth buying, or should I just leave it on the shelf? I haven't heard anything good about it.
    I don't like the Legend. I'd steer clear. For inexpensive Islay look for Black Bottle. The NAS goes for about $20 while the 10 yr is mid $30's.
    Whisk(e)y - a bargain at any price !!!

  3. #1193
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Had another pour from the Tempest and it has really developed into a fine dram. This one really needs time to open up. Have since moved on to another cask strength, Lagavulin 12. Well I didn't really have much place else to go from there tonight
    Whisk(e)y - a bargain at any price !!!

  4. #1194
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    Just picked up the Bowmore 10 Tempest 112 proof.

    Initial nose: Alcohol. After a few minutes opening up it has turned to toasted apple pie with cinnamon. Also getting some fresh tobacco shop smells.

    Taste: Initial heat slowly turning into smooth fruit (green apples, peaches, and maybe a bit of melon) with surprisingly mellow peat and smoke (I like/want peat and smoke!).

    Finish: Somewhat short to medium in length sweetness, with lasting heat as it departs.

    A nice dram with a hint of that curious fruitiness that I always appreciate from Bowmore (specifically as found in the 17 yr). Not quite what I was expecting but I find myself wanting more now that my glass has emptied.
    I went to buy this yesterday but they couldn't find it in the store. Sounds like good stuff. Apparently it goes for $100 in some parts of the US.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Megawatt View Post
    I went to buy this yesterday but they couldn't find it in the store. Sounds like good stuff. Apparently it goes for $100 in some parts of the US.
    It really is quite good. Very easy drinking at full proof and is growing on me. Just be sure to really give it time to open up before consuming or you'll be searching for the flavor in all that heat.

    Tonight I'm starting with some Chivas 12 and plan to try and finish off a dwindling Caol Ila 12.
    Last edited by JamesW; 02-02-2011 at 17:53.
    Whisk(e)y - a bargain at any price !!!

  6. #1196
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    It really is quite good. Very easy drinking at full proof and is growing on me. Just be sure to really give it time to open up before consuming or you'll be searching for the flavor in all that heat.

    Tonight I'm starting with some Chivas 12 and plan to try and finish off a dwindling Caol Ila 12.
    Ah... Caol Ila 12. One of my favorites. I'm never too long without a bottle of this.

  7. #1197
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Started with Amrut Peated and now a nice pour of Lagavulin 16, marvelous.
    Whisk(e)y - a bargain at any price !!!

  8. #1198
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Finishing up a bottle of Tangle Ridge.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Islay Mist 8 to be followed by Laph QC very soon.
    Whisk(e)y - a bargain at any price !!!

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Finishing up a bottle of Tangle Ridge.
    No kidding. You can't even get that bottle in Ontario. How is it?

    I'm working on a glass of Springbank 12 year old cask strength.

 

 

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