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Bowmore Laimrig 15 yo

24 June 2013 1,363 views Written by: Gal Granov

Been trying to source a sample of this for a long time, and thanks to my whisky friend E.S who was kind enough to mail me one (and so quick)  – mission was accomplished. For those of you who have not heard about this ‘limited edition’:

Laimrig is Scottish Gaelic for ‘pier’, and is named after Bowmore’s ancient stone pier. It’s 15 years old, and finished in sherry casks and bottled at Cask strength of 53.7%.laimrig-repack

Bowmore Laimrig 15 yo , 54.4% , bottle 14457/15000

Nose: Lovely sherry notes. Dates. Sultanas. Brine. Thick fig. Smoke. Salt.

Palate: yumm. Lots of smoke among sweet tannins. Chocolate. Cinnamon. Chocolate fondant. Coffee. Brine.

Finish: BBQ fire. Chocolate marinated meat. Wood smoke. Very long finish, and oh so nice…

This is some tasty stuff. I was blown away by how good it is. it’s a few notches better than the 15 “Darkest” and at CS. man o man. this is a little cracker. For me this is a 90’s whisky. it’s awesome, with the smoke, the chocolate and the brine. Superb. I want one badly now.

Score: 90/100

Cheers to ES for the sample

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  • David

    Great review, there have been three batches of Laimrig, Batch one was 4500 bottles, Batch two (the one you have reviewed here) was 15000 bottles and batch three was 18000 bottles (the photo on your review is of batch three, batch two came in a round tin)

    We have had access to batches two and three in Ontario Canada and both are fantastic, sadly it is all sold out now. I hope they release a batch four.

    • http://www.whiskyisrael.co.il Gal(WhiskyIsrael)

      Thanks for the information David. too bad I failed to see it in UK stores at the time.

      • David

        Unfortunately it was not released in the UK, it was for export only.

  • Jan van den Ende

    This sounds delicious. Will try to get a sample somewhere! Thanks for Reviewing Gal!

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