Bowmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Dumpy Brown Bottle
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Gold label
Bottled for
Soffiantino Import
Added on
06 Feb 2010 5:02 pm

Average value

€ 596.50

5 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

55 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 12-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.65 points

  1. Jnpons scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Color: old gold with golden reflections

    Nose: medicinal peat, clay, sea salt, but also acidic fruit, a Granny Smith apple no doubt.

    Palate: I stay on my end, grass, cereals, saline notes, pepper, it is nevertheless balanced but we quickly reach our limits.

    Overall: long on the twig.

    Comments: with everything we read, I expected more complexity. The dilution is too present.

  2. maurisso scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Thanks Uncle, it is simply refined total.

  3. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Today an older Bowmore in a dumpy bottle for Soffiantino. Let's see how it tastes.

    Nose starts with a nice smoke then followed by tropical fruits. Some floral notes faintly arrive but quite different and nothing like the lavender soap from 80's distillate.

    The palate continues with a nice and soft smoked honey note with the tropical fruits opening shortly after, followed by a salty oiliness.

    Finish continues where the palate left off and adds a salty and smoky element. A nice dusty note at the tail end that fades nicely.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. wisekycourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    basic bowmore bottling?
    • Nose
      herbaceous, fresh, woody, light peat
      the freshness is confirmed with mint, no violet but well dried herbs on one side, and a bouquet garni wet in a basket
      a honeyed sweet return
    • Taste
      aqueous sensation !!
      peppery spices, the aromas lose their intensity
      the woody is quite important, with dust on an old piece of furniture and a little polish
      we find more a smoke sensation than peat
      fruits are on mango, peach, tangerine cooked
    • Finish
      short enough, not very expressive even, there the joy of the nose is lost, I remain on my hunger!

  5. sagara-kun scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Much too watery in the mouth for this bottle. Bad batch? Pity. Stay fresh and nice but only the nose holds the reputation.
    • Nose
      On the nose mainly herbaceous. Mint, thyme, a little lilac.
      Exotic fruits are fortunately quite present.
      It's really very cool. Much more than in my memories.
      A very light cigarette.
    • Taste
      A little watery in the mouth. Worth a lot more power.
      Very fresh again. A lot of eucalyptus.
      The fruit is more discreet. And more yellow than exotic.
      Peach syrup. Papaya
    • Finish
      Final quite sweet and fresh.
      Almost tasteless.

  6. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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  7. checkpointuk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2014/bowmore-raritaeten-aus-einer-zeit-als-fernsehen-schwarz-weiss-war-31725/ Color: gold
    Nose: Very pleasant - sweet marzipan notes in conjunction with a herbal parade, Maggiwürze, cowshed and wet sheepskin. Freshly staked peat and a lot of smoke. Maritime with underlaid nut flavors.
    Taste: Somewhat thin consistency, only slightly spicy, again cowshed, old leather saddle, attic and old furniture. In addition, there are very salty herbs, some wood and a fine honey sweetness.
    Finish: Relatively short - smoky-salty-dry! Dried herbs and dusty loft.
    Comment: The nose reminds a bit of the old blends of White Horse from the fifties!
    90 points (nose: 91 / taste: 90 / finish: 88)

  8. Missalotta scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    A superb bowmore, peaty, with a delicious tropical fruitiness with a scent of violet and wild berries.
    I my oppinion a bit sweeter than whiskyid=7295.
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95


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