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Bowmore 15-year-old

Overall rating
84.91/100
votes
960
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

€ 60,75

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960 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 15-year-old

138 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.91 points

  1. Misery scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Great sherry peat bog. The barrel lay on the soft Boumorovskuyu ayla just fine.
    • Nose
      Sherry and berry mix, then peat, cinnamon, dried black berries, raisins, prunes, smoked meat.
    • Taste
      Soft and tender, sweet and sour, berry, blueberries, black currants, a little sweet cherries, sharp spices and gentle tart bitterness.
    • Finish
      Wood-pepper, slightly bitter, fades slowly and gently, leaving pepper and burning.

  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. MOE1905 scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. ezioaudit scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

  7. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A nose very smoky, almost smoky, which will dominate the whole. Behind, the sherry is there, but discreet. Nice balance nevertheless. Leather and caramel, raisins, porridge, tar, soot, peat.
    In the mouth, it is light, fruits and sherry leave hardly room for a light and elegant peat. The whole is enhanced by a touch of coarse salt. The spices rise quickly however. The finish is very good, earth, coal, ash and olive oil, some red fruits, light caramel.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. liquid_spirit scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The whole philosophizing about whether the name "Darkest" makes sense, although Bowmore is known to color ... so what ...
    The whole argument over whether the 15y without the name addition Darkest is now the same or not .... so what ...
    Here you get in any case - especially at the PLV! - a really great whisky. For me but not quite as good as the 18y.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. nallacam scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Quite successful but something to "mass suitable" manufactured. In cask strength, he could certainly be a highlight.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Chocolate Sweet, dried fruits, rose hip, hibiscus, plum compote, light peat, a fairly mild but fine nose
    • Taste
      82 82
      Here it breaks down, in particular by the weak 43%, barely complex, cold smoke, matches, and here it is also clear in terms of taste that the color is not on tap ...
    • Finish
      81 81
      medium

  10. mer1973 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

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