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Bowmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.33/100
votes
443
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010496080818
Added on
03 Aug 2007 9:11 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 75.58

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443 × member ratings

1070 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 12-year-old

49 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.33 points

  1. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    hardly any smoke in the aroma; The smoke then develops in the mouth, not too strong, but nevertheless it is there
    Hints of violet oil and the floral notes are clearly there
    • Nose
      you are on a meadow flooded with seawater
      the sun has already evaporated most of the water,
      salty residues and small puddles line the meadow with its flowers
      there are violets ... you can not see it exactly
      sweet tangerines and mild smoked apricots are in the picnic basket
      The air that blows from the sea is fresh and clear
      You go a little further and discover an old car tire and oil residue
    • Taste
      you sit down at the campfire, it crackles
      Now and then you have the feeling that a piece of car tire could have gotten into the fire
      you enjoy the smoked apricot with a slice of ham
      the flowers around you spray their scent,
      Sweetish it is just like your tangerine
      the fire burns up and a torrent of ashes whirls through the air

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. AlbertJohn scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

  4. Cast Olila scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. Helgo scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Almost a bit boring. Many notes, but not strong. The smoke as expected. In sum, a good beginner without being overwhelmed.
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. peej84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Doctor B. scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. Albaron scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    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
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      the bitterness remains, oak, very slight smoke billowing through

  10. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    It is not a complex but soft Islay. Delicious and not that overwhelming.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Mild but long aftertaste rich in smoke and medicinal notes. The liquorice will hang nicely.

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