Tasting notes: Bowmore 1994 – Coopers Choice

Bowmore 1994
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A bowmore 1994 from Coopers Choice today. I was pleasantly¬†surprised when I found¬†this bottle a few months ago at a¬†local liquor store. This 13 year old Bowmore (released in 2008) was for sale for ‚ā¨45,-,a very fair price if you ask me.¬†That will probably still be more than its original price, but hey.¬†So I bought the bottle, with the thought if this isn’t very good then it¬†can always be used to make a highball during¬†the summer. ūüėČ

This Bowmore has matured in a bourbon cask for 13 years and is bottled at 46% ABV.

Bowmore 1994 tasting notes:

Nose: Salty, sea breeze and a whiff¬†of sea shells. Some brine and ¬†it has a bit of medicinal touch to it. This is followed by some wet rope. Then some honey and a very faint smell of white fruits. Maybe some ripe pears and tropical¬†fruits. It’s something like mango or papaya but I can’t really get to that. It’s hidden but it’s there (come out, come out where ever you are…). It starts very interesting but doesn’t develop a lot after that. But still a pleasant surprise.

Taste: The taste is much more friendly, it is sweet almost too sweet. It’s bourbon style for sure. It has a thick mouthfeel. Quite good actually! It is almost waxy, and it has tropical fruits, but a bit different from the nose; pineapple (the fresh ones), some papaya and mango. A touch of bitterness.

Finish: The finish is mid-long and salty. A little bit of bitterness here as well and a sweet honey flavour. Some white pepper too.

Well, I really enjoyed this Bowmore.¬† Too bad there was only 1 bottle left otherwise I would have gone back. It’s very good¬†for the price I paid for it.¬†It’s not overly complex, but it surely gives you enough pleasure. Sadly it¬†didn’t last for long…


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85
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