"Bowmore 9 Year Old is the latest addition to the Islay favourite's core range. This entry-level whisky has spent all of its life maturing in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks, resulting in a rich whisky with notes of cocoa, dark fruits and crème caramel, along with Bowmore's trademark smoky backbone." - The Whiskey Exchange. So we have a young Bowmore with some time in a sherry cask. I'm wary, but interested. Let's see how it is.
Prune, apple, effervescent acetone. Plum, sweet floral note. Fake cherry and fake respberry. Fake fruit, almost gummy worm like.
Thin, no heat. Apricot, apple. Pear, light leather. Faint toffee. If there is peat, it is dim.
Short, a bit of heat. Apricot, sulfur, pepper, honey, vanilla.
Not great, not exceptional. Unremarkable, at the best.