Bowmore 17yo 1991/2008 (55.9%, Dewar Rattray, West Coast Whisky Society, Sherry, C#2058, 206 Bottles)

This exceptional private single cask bottling of Bowmore was specially selected and bottled for the West Coast Whisky Society with a very low outturn of 206 bottles from cask # 2058, a 1st Fill Sherry Butt. It’s a great pity that there weren’t more bottles! The nose is redolent with peat smoke, Christmas fruits, slight hints of coffee, immense chocolate and cocoa and faint maritime in the back ground. The typical Bowmore nose is fully evident and is very reminiscent of the current official bottlings (post FWP). The taste is initially sweet followed by a mouth watering dryness and spice. This is followed by some creaminess and fruit, tar and beach (high tide). The finish is long with the dry notes predominating with some very light floral notes lingering in the back ground. The smoke is layered with a trowel and is an excellent addition to this exceptional dram.

Find a bottle if you can! $110 (Canadian Dollars)

Score: 88 Points

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