- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 03 Aug 2007 9:00 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 12-year-old
48 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.32 points
- Almost a bit boring. Many notes, but not strong. The smoke as expected. In sum, a good beginner without being overwhelmed.
- Very reserved smoke, almost imperceptible. Blind, I think he is an Irishman, because he has these typical green notes in the nose, a total of quite bitter and spicy, little fruit but actually quite delicious
strong spiciness, Maggi, a bit fleshy, somehow pungent, a greenish iris note, a bit of green crop and hay seeds, a touch of cherries, especially from the pulp, very light smoke
decent onset for 40%, light smoke a bit moldy and earthy, spicy, a hint of dates, slightly bitter, like too long-drawn black tea and oak tannins in the transition to the finish
the bitterness remains, oak, very slight smoke billowing through
- It is not a complex but soft Islay. Delicious and not that overwhelming.
Soft smell of smoke and peat, slightly medicinal. Sweet raisins with a slight smell of oak. Soft fruity (pear? & Banana) with caramel. After some time the spicy, vanilla and sherry tones come through. A beautiful complex composition.
Sweet and soft salty with a mild smoke and peat taste. Leather, iodine, honey and surprising fruity notes. Has a light and airy mouthfeel. After some time, floral notes and liquorice also come through.
Mild but long aftertaste rich in smoke and medicinal notes. The liquorice will hang nicely.
- I do not find the strong yeasty nose very pleasant and the burn bothers me - not a very round dram in my opinion. Despite it being a ~30 EUR entry level, I find it slightly disappointing.
Yeasty (dominant) and malty. Gentle peat, at the end a whiff of citric fruit.
Yeasty scent turns to mango taste, which hits first. Afterwards, peat comes through, along with some unpleasant wet wood or cardboard. Brine towards the end. Alcohol burn is more intense than expected for a 40%.
Peat and salt mostly, but the wet cardboard remains present just below. Short to medium length, leaves a tad of dryness.