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Bowmore Darkest

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
Bourbon + Oloroso Sherry Finish
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
02 Jun 2007 1:00 pm

Average value

€ 60.25

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874 × member ratings

2213 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Darkest

130 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.81 points

  1. Misery scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    `Bowmore Darkest 15/43%`
    The aroma of a chic sherry-berry mix, then peat, cinnamon, withered black berries, raisins, prunes, smoked meat. The taste is soft and tender, sweet and sour, berry, blueberry, black currant, a little sweet cherry, spicy spices and tender tart bitterness. The finish is medium with plus length, wooden-pepper, bitter, diminishes slowly and gently, leaving pepper and burnt.

    Excellent sherry peatland. The barrel lay on the soft Bowmore's ayla just fine. Between the dvenashka and this spot (it was Dardest who came to me) the difference in two heads. There is some understatement in too mild taste and aftertaste, which, despite the increased strength, leave some unfinished story. But the feeling is that it was part of the plan. Brutal, strict nose and then suddenly soft taste and aftertaste. Yummy.
    `Score 87`
    © belwhisky.club

  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. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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;

  8. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Sherry nose, great sherry peat combo, classic Bowmore style, slightly herbaceous behind. Great whisky.

  9. Numwierum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful Allday dram with pleasant sherry notes and light smoke.

  10. 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


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