Bowmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L072436 275 10:47
Added on
03 Aug 2007 9:11 pm

Average value

€ 75.58

34 × in wishlist

442 × member ratings

1079 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 12-year-old

50 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.31 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. tribe scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    I just found it boring. A little smoke, tart and floral, earthy. Somehow one-dimensional. Hadn't bought any more for a long time after the bowmors. None of the standard Bowmore bottlings retained their taste in the bottle for long, they all became flatter
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      69 69

  3. Helgo scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Slightly thin, but good PLV. The last puddle drew a little. However, I would not continue to buy with the number and buy the 18 for three times the price.

  4. HammerHead scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Based on an old sheet with whisky ratings I stumbled upon. I bought this bottle back in 2008, having only about 15 to 20 different malts under my belt. Scored it 7,5 out of 10 which would translate into circa 84 WB-points. This score should hence be put into the perspective of a relative beginner.

    My (pretty elementary) tasting notes were: smoke, honey, lemon and hints of sherry in the nose. A spicy taste with smoke, honey and chocolate stretching into a long, smoky and slightly medicinal finish.

  5. Cast Olila scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  6. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    28-05-2018, 13-12-2020
    • Nose
      76 76
      vanilla, smoke
    • Taste
      77 77
      vanilla, peat, smoke, pepper, oak
    • Finish
      76 76
      vanilla, smoke, peat, pepper, oak

  7. Helgo scored this whisky 80 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

  8. peej84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

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

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

  10. 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


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