- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The feis ile collection 2019
- Stated Age
- 15 years old
- 1st Fill Bourbon
- Number of bottles
- 51.7 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 25 May 2019 10:10 pm by Dirk
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87 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 15-year-old
13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.09 points
- Tasted by Angus MacRaild on Whiskyfun: http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivemay19-2-Cragganmore-Clynelish-Benrinnes.html#300519
The first impression: pure harbor. Moist dew, a stall with smoked fish, algae. Some lemon zest.
Without water very one-dimensional in the smell, but the profile like.
With water, however, a fragrance rises from the glass that does not suit me at all. Something Erika and behind it an artificial-perfume-like note, like a cheap, old-fashioned lady's perfume.
Unfortunately the perfume will become more and more penetrating in the nose.
A slightly sharp onset, again salty, an oyster with a splash of lemon juice, very mineral and almost a little waxy.
Finish: medium length, vanilla.
For me, a disappointing Bowmore, a little one-dimensional and the perfume note was so penetrating to my taste that it is a false note for me.
Dark fruits of elderberry, wild berries and currants (cassis), tons of peat and phenols, wet coal, ash / cigar ash, smoke and always sweet accents of fruit and honey - newfangled, but good!
Soft, sweet, peaty-salty and lined with dark fruit notes. Coal, ash, maritime smoke, wood and again and again these fruity cassis notes. Also here, kept modern and altogether too cute, but straightforward!
Long - peaty-dry, dark-fruity and with a lot of smoke and wood - softly fading out.
A rather unusual or untypical Bowmore, as we find!
N: 90P / G: 88P / F: 88P
- A raw bourbon Bowmore. It reminds me of the Bw5 from Elements of Islay with a bit less tropicalness. A typical bourbon Bowmore and very good release for Feis Ile.
Peat smoke, coastal notes (sea shells, seaweeds and brine), mineral notes (pencil shavings), lemons, tar and light medicinal notes. In the background, hints of tropical fruits.
Sharp, oily, lemony, peppery, coastal and mineral. A nice tropicalness in the background.
Long, zesty, smoky, ashy and briny.
- Balance (22)
Excellent molt, strong and energetic (88)
Flowers and vanilla, notes of a cleric and herbs ... melon and exotic fruits, paper ... prunes and raw pastries and a little smoky sawdust (22)
Oily, salty, fruity and spicy (22)
Spicy, spicy, fruit and mint finish, melon and farm hint (22)
- An absolute stunning Bowmore! A crowd-pleaser, as I think you don’t necessarily have to be an Islay enthusiast to like this. Just delicious. And absolutely worth its money. The release price, that is.
A nice lingering smoke. It’s briny, and there is a scent of a sea breeze. if that makes sense. Shells and minerals. Lemon peels. And a hint of vanilla custard. Fruits, which reminds me of unripe pears, but later I also have green bananas. There’s a slight medicinal note. And a little bit of mint in the background. With water: Softer and fruitier. A hint of rope and lychees?
Some smoke here as well, but quite elegant. Vanilla custard again. And a sour note from lemons. A hint of green bananas. Somewhat salty or briny maybe and minerals. Later also grapefruit. Water: More of the vanilla custard and less smoke.
The finish is mid-long and the peat is more dominant now. The fruits are more to the background.
- Very exciting and also delicious, one has the feeling of whisky glowing all the time and rarely drunk a sweet whisky with such a dry mouthfeel.
light smoke, salty, slightly spicy, then solid ripe yellow fruit, neat vanilla, marzipan, slightly waxy, sweet and slightly tart, orange, yes that comes out quite well, overall very present and warming, but the basic essence is the light maritime Smoke, with time, more and more spicy oak comes through, bringing with it something dark, with hints of smoked oysters and lemon
he fills his mouth, first comes the light smoke, then again a lot of vanilla, creamy, sweet, here too slightly tart fruit, orange or almost grapefruit, but only almost, salt at the tip of the tongue, also has something almost like lime, pleasant to drink also without water, quite smoky for a Bowmore, nice and intense and this tart sweet orange note in the middle part is great
the smoke stays long and here then quite dominant, a few sips of lemon, still this feeling of lime, vanilla, dry
- A stunner.
A nice salinity gives it a subtle coastal influence, as do the kippers, but it's mainly the tropical fruits that strike a note with me. Sweet mango, tinned pineapple, pear skin, lychees and tangerine. This is damn near perfect early 2000s Bowmore to me.
A whiff of smoke and tar, but subtle and with great harmony. Somewhat briny and a pinch of seaweed. Those classic Bowmore fruits in the background just really do it for me. Some bitter grapefruit, lychees again, a touch of lemon peel as well. Finally a touch of white pepper.
Smoke, peat, lemon and salt. Long.