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DARKEST 15 YEARS OLD ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY Scotland, Sherry Cask Finished
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BOWMORE
Orange-tinged medium amber colour. Complex, gently smoky, slightly peaty,warm, caramel-plum nose. Spicy, dry, medium to medium-full bodied, harmonious, very attractive, plummy-caramel flavours with an extremely long lingering, faintly peaty, smoke-tinged finish. Aged in ex-Bourbon barrels and then finished in Oloroso Sherry casks. Has 43% alcohol. Last appeared in Vintages (***) 93-points on June 8, 2013 at $91.95 and was Recommended Best Buy. The lot number L132516 appears on the lower part of the glass bottle. CSPC 503649
Type Spirit - Scotch Whisky
Agent Sch Age
Country Scotland
Region
Rating ***/***+(94 points)
Classy, Smooth, Ripe, Plum-Caramel
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Darkest now has an age statement of 15 years old. This new release is an improvement from the original Darkest, both of which are succulently sherried. It is fuller in flavor and more visceral, in both the nose and palate. These differences are subtle, but positive. Notes of lush fruit, raisin, pot-still rum, and Heath bars. Citrus and wood spices emerge, along with burning peat embers that linger on the finish. Nicely done. Score - 90 (John Hansell, whiskyadvocate.com, Summer 2007) Price $ 95.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - March 1, 2014
Cases bought 350 (6 bottles per case)

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