....... In my ongoing quest to find good grog for decent money ... I succumbed to a £25 bottle of Bowmore in Tesco's ... Not my favourite malt by any means, but I'll struggle to buy another Bowmore after this pathetic effort
Its billed as a 'Small Batch Reserve' aged in Bourbon casks .. No age statement.
I checked the ABV and thought hmmph 40% ? ... still .. but worth a punt just to find that gem we all look for ? .... well ......
I love Bourbon .. so where the hell is it ? .. its bitter almonds at best .. I get apples .. acidic cooking ones ! a pathetic spirit blend at worst .. it has your tounge stuck to your lips
, theres the Bowmore whisk of peat and smoke then nothing but bitterness .. as my glass empties the bourbon starts to appear ... but only on the sides of the glass .. as you stick your nose in it .. its still not in the dram .. pathetic
I'd love to know who sanctions this type of whisky from a distillery that should know so much better .. I want my money back ....
Do not buy whisky lovers
Fortunatley I still have some Clynelish left I started this thread with .. now thats a good 'un
PS .. Tesco also have dropped the Jura 'Prophecy' again
to £42 ... buy .. buy .. buy .. people .. not the £38 it was but better that the £52 it normally is, and it gets my vote for a seriously good dram