Bowmore 15-year-old

Overall rating
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
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 227,80

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87 × member ratings

350 × in collection

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

  1. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasted by Angus MacRaild on Whiskyfun: http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivemay19-2-Cragganmore-Clynelish-Benrinnes.html#300519

  2. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    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.


  3. checkpointuk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    straw yellow
    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!
    89 points
    N: 90P / G: 88P / F: 88P

  4. Willum scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. aphex scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Sharp, oily, lemony, peppery, coastal and mineral. A nice tropicalness in the background.
    • Finish
      Long, zesty, smoky, ashy and briny.

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. DenisL scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Balance (22)
    Excellent molt, strong and energetic (88)
    • Nose
      Flowers and vanilla, notes of a cleric and herbs ... melon and exotic fruits, paper ... prunes and raw pastries and a little smoky sawdust (22)
    • Taste
      Oily, salty, fruity and spicy (22)
    • Finish
      Spicy, spicy, fruit and mint finish, melon and farm hint (22)

  8. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    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.
    • Nose
      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?
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      The finish is mid-long and the peat is more dominant now. The fruits are more to the background.

  9. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      the smoke stays long and here then quite dominant, a few sips of lemon, still this feeling of lime, vanilla, dry

  10. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A stunner.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Smoke, peat, lemon and salt. Long.


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