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Overall rating
82.43/100
votes
91
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2005
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Barcode
5010496000694
Added on
02 Jun 2007 1:11 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 225,32

12 × in wishlist

91 × member ratings

259 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Enigma

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.43 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    An altogether very harmonic and pleasant Bowmore no off flavors no bump "here I am tasty flavors whisky" but a fine complex Bowmore of the old kind
    • Nose
      Wood, herbs, spicy
      sweet apricot / orange
      with floral notes dark with light sweet fruit
      a nice soft composition
    • Taste
      light salt water with spicy pulp
      and soft chocolate cream on the palate
      hardly any smoke
      already a touch of needles from the juniper tree pleasant mouth
    • Finish
      Here you can feel most of his secret
      fine sweetness, slightly fruity
      a bit sour
      soft smoke
      sweet notes of wood that gently interfere
      a very nice finish
      wow good
      the finish gets a good 89 points

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Overall, very consistent and delicious, in the mouth show the 40% unfortunately a bit thin.
    • Nose
      86 86
      beautiful, filigree, gentle slightly ashy smoke, in addition to not too intrusive Sherrynoten, sweet, slightly greasy, slightly bubbly, vanilla, old leather, spices
    • Taste
      83 83
      The mouthfeel is rather watery, sweet with sherry, a little shower, raspberry, but also slightly dry, the ashen smoke is there, a little bit of sulfur, rather thin in the taste, a bit more intense at the second sip, but also something of the classic violet
    • Finish
      84 84
      dry in the finish, the oak now strikes, wood, the smoke lingers on the palate for a long time, from time to time also red fruits come up, which go here however more in the sourish

  3. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Remarkably varied and complex. Only 40%, but still a wealth of well-matched flavors.
    • Nose
      Great spice with aromas of old leather and dark, dried fruits, clouded by a slight hint of smoke. In time, it will refresh and the fruits will be brighter.
    • Taste
      Intensive start despite only 40% ABV. Grape-sweet peat smoke, which lays dry on the tongue. Feinherbe kitchen herbs with woody impact, pepper & salt. Bitter orange marmalade with pieces. Then milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      Medium long and dry, with cold smoke and a compote of dark forest berries.

  5. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Great whisky for then 35 €. In the past I was more enthusiastic about the "fatter", sweeter Enigma (maybe I fell for the name and the black box), today I like the more elegant normal 12 (from then on) better.
    • Nose
      dull, dry sweetness, warm wood smoke, dried fruits, raisins, milk chocolate ... later still a light freshness and a hint of phenol
    • Taste
      dry-spicy-sweet, there is pepper, Storck giants, dark fruit (in moderation - sherry, blackberry jam?), molasses, campfire ... for 40% quite substantial
    • Finish
      medium length, dark chocolate, ashes

  6. markkerr02 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Test 059: Bowmore Vertical with Iain McCallum - 060401
    The whisky tested:
    Glass 1 Bowmore 12Y 399: - 0 points Glass 2 Bowmore Enigma 12Y 375: - (100 cl) 6 points Glass 3 Bowmore 16Y, cask strength 650: - 11 points Glass 4 Bowmore 17Y 575: - 33 points Glass 5 Bowmore 25Y 1299: - 49 points Glass 6 Bowmore 30Y 3000: - 4 points
    Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Bowmore Enigma 12Y Color Light amber Fragrance Weak smoke tones Taste Sweetie, nutty, oily, smoke tones Aftertaste Medium with fattones http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2059%20Bowmore%20Vertikal.html

  7. Georges scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Georges scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat, sweet cherry, heather honey
    • Taste
      Smoke, peat, sherry, some lemon
    • Finish
      Sweet
      saltiness, rounded finish with warm smoke

  9. Feusi scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Smoke and peat beside sweet sherry notes in the nose. Citrus and honey in addition to the typical smoke Bowmore, lemony fresh with a pleasant smoke in the mouth and a pleasant finish with some peat and salt.

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