Bowmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Negative 12 in Black square / white label
Bottle code
Belgium Belgium
Added on
05 jul 2020 2:52 pm by DannyN

Average value

€ 31.85

4 × in wishlist

37 × member ratings

192 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bowmore 12-year-old

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 80.11 points.

  1. Chris_V_Swan scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Was a gift.
    Bowmore has a nicely balanced smoke overall.
    Still, that's too much for me at the moment. My fondness for peated-smoky whiskys is kind of gone.
    The only thing left for me on Islay is Bunnahabhain...
    Bowmore 15 and 18 have always been among my favorites along with Lagavulin 16 and DE and finished Laphroaigs.
    • Nose
      Nicely integrated smoke, mild and smooth.
      A certain fruitiness and sweetness is also noticeable.
      Pleasant and not too dominant smoky. Overall fire smoke rather than burnt rubber or phenol.
    • Taste
      Again very pleasant, delicately smoky and somewhat sweet.
      Citus-fruity tones meet distant dried fruits. Some honey also plays a part.
      A nice entry into the world of Islay whiskies.
    • Finish
      Medium length due to the smokiness. The other accents recede into the background.
      Pleasantly soft finish.

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  3. PariLevi scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Echson scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    You can't go wrong with it
    Standard bottling in the usual good quality
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Pleasantly complex, at a good price/performance ratio.

  6. Xnyl scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      73 73

  7. VanOpek scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      peat, heather, salty water, floral, dried fruits, roasted nuts, pistachio, creamy, honey-sweet, citric
    • Taste
      78 78
      wet sand, light, sweet-peppery, cereal, peat, smokey, alcohol fully hidden, soggy paper, dried fruits
    • Finish
      79 79
      oak, sweet, peat, smokey, pleasant and mild, well balanced, dry and floral


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