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Bowmore 18-year-old

Overall rating
83.78/100
votes
128
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Bourbon, Sherry
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label
Bottle code
L172024
Barcode
5010496001400
Added on
14 Oct 2017 10:27 am by Astrid
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 77,29

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128 × member ratings

353 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 18-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.78 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Densely interwoven flavors exude an elegant and light fragrance immediately. A few minutes of patience are well rewarded: Gradually, the flavors are better crystallized. Plentiful caramel, red fruits (cherries & raspberries), typical sherry notes, chocolate, accents of overripe tropical fruits and light smoke stand out. In the background I discover a maritime note (salt), minimal hints of tobacco and leather as well as a little oak wood. The alcohol (43%) is very well integrated and not noticeable.
    • Taste
      The texture of the Bowmore is oily and very soft. Full-bodied spread many red fruits (especially cherries), grapefruit, dark chocolate and smoke. The smoke is now more intense to unfold and contrasts beautifully with the sweet and fruity sherry notes. Vanilla, caramel, delicate hints of tropical fruits, tobacco, leather and spicy oak notes follow. A salty sea breeze lays like a thin veil over the other flavors. Very harmonious, without corners and edges.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, fruity-spicy and smoky. Fruity-sweet berries and sherry notes are slowly disappearing. Woody-spicy notes, tobacco, leather, dark chocolate and smoke take over the scepter. The salty sea breeze remains present for a long time.

  2. butt scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. Deloti scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  4. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      Dark chocolate of medium percentage roughly 50-70%. Cherry, blueberries, dried Chinese red dates.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Butterscotch and toffee. A bit like nougat with vanilla and pistachio. Quite spicy and peppery.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium to long. Sherry sweetness minimal. Slight salt, damp cloth. Similarity of tannins of a dry Merlot evident.

  5. jhsoft scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Smell: a little smoke, slightly leather, barely alcohol, slightly caramel
    Taste: mild, masculine, almost no alcohol, low smoke
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Of course it's a bit consensual and "whitewashed" and thin, but if you can look past the chill-filtration, the over-the-top coloring, and the overall crowd-pleasing approach, it's downright flawless and about on par with recent bottlings of the Lagavulin and Talisker Distiller's Editions. Good sipping whisky with a lovely aftertaste.

  7. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Not a bad whisky, but with a maturity of 18 years you can expect much more. On the tongue he shows scare thin.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Ripe red grapes, enveloped by a fine peat smoke note. Slight musty smell, fleshy. Blackberries, blackcurrants. Curry spice and pepper over milk chocolate. Leather and tobacco notes.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Lays directly dry on the tongue. Tart oak, tart spices. But it seems a bit thin ... Red fresh fruits, but also raisins and dried figs form a pleasant fruit note, which occurs only briefly and then disappears again.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium to short, tart, some residual fruit.

  8. Andytka3 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    N- Opened up well with seductive orange with penetrating maritime notes of rock salts, sea shells and milky chocolate. Evolving well in the middle as the thicker treacle soaked raisin mingled well with the nuance of malt barn. More salt, kelp and toasted honey from the bourbon cask. Whiff of paper ash, boiled citrus peels and hints of liquorice candy. Expressive, great depth and beautiful aroma from a OB core range. (92/23)

    P- Sweet and may be a tad sugary that well masked by fine taste of leather with good solid strength, do not feel like only 43% for sure but no complain if there are actually higher. Plenty of well salted bitterness and sea spray at the retro-hale. (87/21)

    F- Medium-long, silky. Echoing spicy sweet fruit with creamy smokes rising from the back palate with subtle notes of burnt plastic. Quite adorable, nicely composed 18Y from an OB. (89/22)

    Balanced:- (90/22)

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Opened up well with seductive orange with penetrating maritime notes of rock salts, sea shells and milky chocolate. Evolving well in the middle as the thicker treacle soaked raisin mingled well with the nuance of malt barn. More salt, kelp and toasted honey from the bourbon cask. Whiff of paper ash, boiled citrus peels and hints of liquorice candy. Expressive, great depth and beautiful aroma from a OB core range. (92/23)
    • Taste
      P- Sweet and may be a tad sugary that well masked by fine taste of leather with good solid strength, do not feel like only 43% for sure but no complain if there are actually higher. Plenty of well salted bitterness and sea spray at the retro-hale. (87/21)
    • Finish
      F- Medium-long, silky. Echoing spicy sweet fruit with creamy smokes rising from the back palate with subtle notes of burnt plastic. Quite adorable, nicely composed 18Y from an OB. (89/22)

  9. schero scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Blindtasting-Tip
    Highlander (like Springbank without noticeable alcohol)
    Blend sherry / bourbon
    40%
    ~ 10 years
    • Nose
      Orange peel, a little bit mineral, a bit restrained, Demerara sugar, peanut
    • Taste
      Juicy oranges, also behave here, then again light biter - orange peels, sparkling fresh, old wood, oak spice
    • Finish
      The fresh oranges stay first, then spice up, a rather short finish

  10. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

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