BOWMORE 25 ans 1997 Antipodes D.Laing


The Xtra Old Particular range is one of Douglas Laing’s most prestigious and is reserved for Scottish single malts and single grains aged for at least 18 years and bottled at cask strength. After the incredible Ledaig 1998 sherry cask in our last creation catalogue, this time we have chosen an Islay single malt… but not just any Islay single malt! With exceptional presence yet infinite finesse, its palette of flavours and aromas explores floral, fruity, salty, chocolate and tarry lands, on a backdrop of peat fields through which it ventures as and when it pleases.

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Tasting Notes

Colour : Bright Gold.

Nose : Refined, distinguished. The remarkably delicate first nose is at once exotic (passion fruit), herbaceous (cut hay), mentholated, floral (lilac, lily of the valley), slightly camphoric, lush (barley field) and very subtly peated. Allowed to breathe, fragrances of peppermint, star anise, chocolate and gentian underscore the aroma palette’s beautiful vegetal development. Little by little, aromatic plants (tarragon, lovage, sorrel) covered in fleur de sel appear.

Palate : Full-bodied, delicate. The wonderfully exotic attack (lychee, kiwi, passion fruit) is also peaty, iodine, salty and refreshingly herbaceous (mint, verbena, sage). Like a rustic landscape by the sea (salt marsh, samphire), the mid-palate is characterised by absolutely delicious spinach and Brussels sprout flavours. The end of the palate features at once aniseed and lemon.

Finish : long, svelte. Staying close to the end of the palate, the start of the finish is lemony and mentholated. At the end of the finish, impressively present notes of dark chocolate, oily peat and bourbon vanilla flood the taste buds. Equipped with a very pleasant malty bitterness, the camphoric and tarry retro-nasal olfaction is accompanied by notes of pipe tobacco. The empty glass is saturated with intense smoke and oily aromas (cod liver, green olive).

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Weight 2.400 kg


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