This is my first post on the boards, so I'm looking forward to chatting to you all. I'm pretty new to the world of whisky, only really enjoying my first glass of whisky about 6 months ago - but I'm doing my best to catch up now! So forgive me if my knowledge and use of the jargon is a little shaky.
I recently tried a miniature of the Bowmore 12 (bottled at 43%). I came so close to loving it but, in the end, I found that the lavender/floral flavour became a little too cloying and was it not really to my taste.
That said, there were lots of other elements of the Bowmore 12 that I loved. Particularly the hints of dark chocolate and malty assam tea which I detected on the nose (and towards the end of the finish). The combination with the peat I really enjoyed, giving more dimensions than the full-on peat rush which I so enjoyed with the Ardbeg Ten.
So, my question is: can anyone recommend me another whisky (from Bowmore, or any other distillery) which would combine specifically the peat/chocolate/matly-assam notes of the Bowmore 12 but without the strong lavender?
By the way, I recently got myself a bottle of the Ardbeg Uigeadail and, while I didn't get chocolate notes so much out that that particular whisky myself, that stuff is absolutely stunning
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