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Bowmore 18-year-old

Overall rating
84.54/100
votes
666
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010496001400
Added on
03 Aug 2007 9:11 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 99,18

73 × in wishlist

666 × member ratings

1484 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 18-year-old

100 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.54 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nose: burnt rubber - but only if you go too close to it or you do not treat it to your 10 minutes in the glass before it disappears. If he gets this time, he shows tender, ripe, delicious smoke with a hint of ham and raspberries, blackcurrants and vanilla. Complex multi-layered wood tones enrich the nose in a way that I no longer want to take my nose away, in between I find cloves, allspice and strong nutmeg and cinnamon. Acid from the wood keeps the balance with honey sweetness.
    Taste: surprisingly soft, delicate, supple, palate flattering, at first it almost seems too "thin", although it is rather syrupy, sweet, fresh red fruit, spicy with each little sip, oak, sawdust, it becomes stronger and stronger Departing longer and longer after the third sip I'm sure that the 43% rich, very elegant, independent
    Conclusion: I like the elegance, fruits, spices, great oak flavors all there - great malt, available, affordable - probably. not for every day - I can imagine that polarized but I think it's delicious
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. amann1 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    as a "gentle smoker" I find him really good and better than the highly praised 15y Darkest. Maybe "behind the scenes" a bit thin but that may also be because you are "messed up" more and more by the enjoyment of strong-barreled whiskys.
    Almost always for 60 €. Brilliant!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. amann1 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    as a "gentle smoker" I find him really good and better than the highly praised 15y Darkest. Maybe "behind the scenes" a bit thin but that may also be because you are "messed up" more and more by the enjoyment of strong-barreled whiskys.
    Almost always for 60 €. Brilliant!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A nose with coarse salt, the tide is there, the iodine and the fish, the spray. But it's pretty smooth and well balanced. Sherry is light. White fruits, a little raisins. In the mouth, salt, peat, iodine, light fruits. The finish is nice, with oysters and other seafood.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Ivynor scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Test version of 2019. A fairly fine version but too diluted.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Nose end, iodized, a little on the baked cake, but a side a little soapy. Less floral than the 15 years old.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Mouth quite thick, oily, on salmon, peat, iodine and quite a lot of ashes.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Final a little short, vegetable, ashen and unfortunately a bit too bitter. Traces of sherry. a little spice and floral notes.

  6. face scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      72 72

  7. coldsun scored this whisky 61 points Expert Senior

    Prunes, old shoes gum, paint, creosote, acetone, peat, marine, dried fruits, coffee, soap, oloroso sherry, nuts, malt

  8. Marvin B. scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. schengel10 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The gentleman of Bowmore - a very good malt with a lot of Oloroso-Sherry influence at a reasonable price!
    • Nose
      intense sweet sherry, raisins, seasoning, tobacco, oak, gentle smoke;
    • Taste
      gentle onset, fruity oranges, sherry, leather, spicy, salt, low smoke, dark chocolate; ripe, old, oily pleasant;
    • Finish
      long, gentle, fruity finish; in the finish oak;

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