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Bowmore 15-year-old

Overall rating
85.04/100
votes
799
Whiskybase ID
WB19
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Darkest
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

€ 98.22

61 × in wishlist

799 × member ratings

1711 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 15-year-old

152 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.04 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. Moses scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Considered under PLV a very good whisky. Respect.
    • Nose
      Very strong, sweet with fruits like plums. Immediately afterwards comes chocolate-cocoa powder and the whole thing harmonizes wonderfully with the smoke. Can what.
    • Taste
      It starts with a coffee note and adds caramel. Fine. He combines the spicy oak from the barrel with the smoke. Balanced.
    • Finish
      Getting longer. Remains well spicy and sweet on the palate and easily simulates the chocolate in the finish. Slightly bitter.

  3. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    As always a treat - great whisky for 50 €.
    • Nose
      overripe red grapes, dark chocolate, latte, some nutmeg, mild, sweetish smoke
    • Taste
      strong and full-bodied, the smoke is a bit clearer than in the nose, ashen, burnt sponge cake, goes in dark chocolate with a touch of blackberry / blackcurrant over
    • Finish
      long, warm, dry, bittersweet, pepper, dark chocolate, a light reminder of herb bitters and black berry fruit liqueur

  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. MrDvorak scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 87pts – |87 – 89 (B+) → Great| — Always nice to have a bottle of this.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The nose has a very bowmore-ish character with nice touches of black prunes, smoked caramel and strong black tea.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is voluminous and pretty balanced with a nice profile of milk chocolate with strong black tea.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is short to medium with nice smokiness and notes of chocolate, black pepper and smoked meat.

  6. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Smoked meat under the prune sauce with nuts, black berries and strong black tea.

    RATING: 87pts - [n21,t22,f22,b22] → |86-89: Remarkable|

  7. HammerHead scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    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

  8. lipphi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  9. JVS2020 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, caramel, salted peanuts, black olives, vanilla and milk chocolate
    • Taste
      The sweet sherry notes have the upper hand over the smoke
    • Finish
      Medium.

      Not quite my thing, I think the whisky tastes too perfumed.

  10. tribe scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Was a lot better than the 12th sherry, sweet jam with berries and smoke. But here, too, the finish is weak and none of the standard Bowmore bottlings retained their taste in the bottle for a long time, they all became flatter.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      76 76

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