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Overall rating
84.90/100
votes
907
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Bourbon + Oloroso Sherry Finish
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L132495
Barcode
5010496020821
Added on
02 Jun 2007 1:23 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 60,36

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907 × member ratings

2250 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Darkest

133 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.90 points

  1. Misery scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Bowmore Darkest 15 yo | 43% | 22 + 22 + 21 + 22 = 87pts
    N: Sherry-berry mix, then peat, cinnamon, withered black berries, raisins, prunes, smoked meat.
    T: Soft and tender, sweet and sour, berry, blueberry, black currant, a bit of sweet cherry, spicy spices and tender tart bitterness.
    F: Peppermint, slightly bitter, diminishes slowly and gently, leaving pepper and burnt.
    B: Excellent sherry peat. The barrel lay on the soft Bowmore's ayla just fine.

  2. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    You can taste the 3 year finish in the Oloroso barrel, the darkest is sweet and very fruity. The Bowmore Lemon and the Smoke nicely balance each other with the Oloroso flavors. I think it's delicious. Only the color does not have to be. Good PLV.
    • Nose
      slight sulfur at the first sniffing, but this flies almost completely after 2 minutes, mild campfire smoke, sweet raisins, dark chocolate, vanilla, plum jam with cinnamon, leather, sweet tobacco, maritime touch
    • Taste
      sweet, orange, blackberries, dark chocolate, glides over in espresso, in the background the Bowmore lemon, leather, maggi, burnt popcorn, caramel, vanilla, dark cherries, red apples, salt, pepper, cinnamon, roasted hazelnuts. Gets sweeter and more fruity with each sip, pepper continues to build up.
    • Finish
      sweet and spicy, warming, orange, lemon, campfire smoke becomes a little stronger, apples and blackberries, vanilla is stronger, then still ripe banana appears; in the end something menthol

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose is pretty interesting with some toffee, caramel, speculaas (cinnamon, nutmeg) and a little smoke, although it's also a bit 'artificial' and lacks some power. This absence of power becomes all the more clear in the taste and development. It just tastes very thin. This should have been bottled at a much higher strength (i.e. 50+%), and preferably without chill filtering and colouring.
    Finish is quite ok, with a lot of dark chocolate and sherry fruits and a little smoke.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Gloin scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      some smoke, red fruits, sherry
    • Taste
      little smoke, red fruits, sherry, pleasant sweetness, less creamy than Laga DE
    • Finish
      long, dry on the palate and on the tongue, sweet in the throat

  5. mer1973 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Captain.Islay scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Some fruit and light smoke, unfortunately a bit watered down by the 43%. A tasty malt with sherry influence, light body and maritime touch.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Light smoke, mint, oranges, dried plum, fresh leather, Oloroso
    • Taste
      85 85
      slightly watery, ginger, orange, grapes
    • Finish
      85 85
      Short, smoke, orange, dry

  7. el Gato scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Burnt rubber. Strawberries. Marzipane. Chocolate, rhubarb, campher
    • Taste
      85 85
      Full bodies. Cherry. Burnt notes. Salty notes. Strawberries
    • Finish
      85 85
      Quite long. Blueberries. Maple cyrup. Spicy notes. Quite ashy

  8. M134481 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    An accessible whisky with a slightly smoky accent.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Dried fruit, vanilla, green apple, raisins, wood and chocolate. Also very light in terms of alcohol, almost as light as water.
    • Taste
      84 84
      light smoke, fruit, sherry, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, pear, green apple and wood.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Fruity, pear and green apple, chocolate, wood and vanilla.

  9. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      Musty, greasy smoke, the smoke is quite discreet, dry sherry, leather, over lemon, which unfortunately not quite fit.
    • Taste
      In the mouth first the smoke. Here significantly stronger and again greasy, then the sweetish dark sherry fruit.
    • Finish
      Spicy, covered fruity with a gentle reverberation of the smoke I like the finish best.

  10. schengel10 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A great, delicious and really good Bowmore!
    The name "Darkest" is of course nonsensical in the use of dye .... In the parameters you should get without a nice dark shade!
    • Nose
      pleasant, noble Sherryote, dark chocolate, light smoke;
    • Taste
      on arrival delicate smoke, a lot of sherry, dark chocolate; full-bodied; oily body;
    • Finish
      long, warm finish; In the end, sherry and a slight hint of salt are kept;

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