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Bowmore Dorus Mor 2nd Release 10 Year Single Malt Islay Scotch Whisky 750 mL

Bowmore Dorus Mor 2nd Release 10 Year Single Malt Islay Scotch Whisky 750 mL
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The Whisky: Dorus Mor refers to a nautical pass just south of Craignish point on the way to the Corrreyvreckan. "Dorus Mor" translates to "wild and rough water" and is the name for Bowmores limited release which is labeled as "Tempest" in the UK, but not here due to trademark laws. Newbies may think all  Islay whiskies are over the top “peat monsters” that is hardly the case While many bottlings from these big names like Laphroaig, Ardbeg, Lagavullin etc… may be overwhelming in their raw power there are many that are lovely balanced whiskies with a broader spectrum of flavors and a broader appeal. The Bowmore Dorus Mor is a little of both. It is fairly young whisky at 10 years and done at cask strength (111.8 proof) which gives it plenty of octane. The flavor profile is much broader than even other Bowmore bottling. This one is done in all first fill ex-Bourbon casks and the peat is softer. There is a hint of smoke on the nose up front but the middle palate has spice cake, salty and a grainy nuttiness with a touch of lanolin finishing with a hint of smoke in the long finish. This is a nice departure from the heavy smoke smoothed out with heavy sherry cask treatment we see in some of the other Bowmores. Bottled in extremely limited quantities, this utterly special concoction services as a reminder that Bowmore is perhaps the best distillery in the world.

Bowmore’s celebrated Single Malt has been distilled on this jewel of an island, the Queen of the Hebrides, ever since 1779. This makes it the first of Islay’s eight distilleries chronologically speaking (and by taste too, many would say). Now, as then, Bowmore is widely acknowledged to be among the finest and most perfectly balanced single malts in the world.

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