|The Bowmore 26|
As I said, I am not an expert. To be honest, all of the tasting notes for whiskies tend to leave me a bit baffled. But, I know what I like and that's a good enough place to start.
I opened up the lovely little bottle (yes, that's a real wax seal!) and decanted into my whisky glass. At slightly over 53% abv, I was expecting a hit of alcohol, but was pleasantly surprised with sweetness. Most reviews say it's floral, and I am inclined to agree. A lot of people say violets, but I don't have any on-hand for comparison.
We have sweet and floral, but what about the taste? Again, I was expecting more of an alcoholic hit, and again I didn't get one. Instead there was a bit of an oily feel...in a good way, though. The flavor was sweet and smoky, and warming. It was totally delicious. Dangerously so, as the alcohol taste was hidden...probably in the 3rd dram! I gladly savored the taste, sipping my way to the bottom of the glass.
This whisky is a serious treat! A great birthday present for a whisky lover, or just for yourself. ;)
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