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Bowmore Darkest

Overall rating
84.89/100
votes
813
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 1:00 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 59,07

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Darkest

125 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.89 points

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Numwierum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful Allday dram with pleasant sherry notes and light smoke.

  5. Albaron scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    A nice whisky, there is a lot going on and you need something until you find your way, but then he rewards it several times
    • Nose
      light smoke, slightly sour, oily, sherry, raisins, then a green note (cucumber water?) And suddenly sweet again, here's a lot going on
    • Taste
      oily here too, the smoke wafts through everything, raisins, dried fruit, some tobacco, black tea, caramel
    • Finish
      The black tea and of course the smoke are still there, quite a long time. Then a nice sweet malt note

  6. mosesumike scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Under PLV considered a very good whisky. Respect.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very strong, sweet with fruits like prunes. Immediately afterwards comes chocolate cocoa powder and the whole harmonizes wonderfully with the smoke. Can something.
    • Taste
      83 83
      He starts with coffee note and lays with caramel. Fine. He combines the spicy oak from the barrel with the smoke. Balanced.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Getting longer. Remains spicy and sweet on the palate and easily simulates the chocolate on the finish. Slightly bitter.

  7. Jorennuyts scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    First introduction to a whisky from the core range of Bowmore, especially Bowmore 15y Darkest.

    Pleasantly surprised by this dark amber whisky. Its dark color is wss due to the addition of dye but still, very nice color.
    Has apparently aged 12 years on ex-bourbon and 3 years got his finish on sherry casks.
    • Nose
      On the nose a very nice balance where the light touch of smoke and peat flawlessly makes way for sweet notes such as toffee, lightly burnt caramel (à la crème brûlée), candied and dried fruit such as figs and raisins, light shade of vanilla, ...
    • Taste
      Taste is more smoky and more spicy than the nose suggests. I taste certain flavors that remind me of the smell of smoke that stays behind in your mouth when you smoke a good cigar, so good quality tobacco leaves. On the other hand, the raisins and the sweet fruit are also slightly in balance with the previous ones. Beautiful transition !!! Certain herbs come here to take a look, but I can not name them.
      If you give the whisky the time, there will even be some more sweet-bitter flavors, delightful !!
    • Finish
      I consider the finish as medium long / long. Again very nice and pleasant balance.

  8. Glen Krid scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Ed Radour scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

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

  10. mosesumike scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

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