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Bowmore 18-year-old

Overall rating
84.53/100
votes
598
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 9:00 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 100,58

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 18-year-old

89 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.53 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. kimmosuo scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. GJR scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. whiskyd scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. JimmyLeg did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Ralfy's Review

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  6. ricallende scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    This whisky is ok, but I hope for a bigger base for the gentle peat and some more subtlety than I find here, especially after 18 years in a cask.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, oak, ash, caramel, a bit of pine,orange and lemon.
    • Taste
      Smoke seems to come in at first, edging out the slightly sour and salty whisky – with the oak taking its place more firmly with some spices towards the finish.
    • Finish
      vanilla, oak, dried apricot, black pepper, and caramel. The smoke, with a slightly salty edge, remains for some time. The mouth dries out slightly after some time.

  7. ricallende scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    This whisky is ok, but I hope for a bigger base for the gentle peat and some more subtlety than I find here, especially after 18 years in a cask.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. detachedblue scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A rather classic example of Bowmore, the quality is high.
    • Nose
      Bowmore smoke with intense caramel, leather and soft peat. A mixture of sherry and bourbon casks. Kind of fruity, cans of pineapple. Salty and coastal.
    • Taste
      Initially very sweet and fruity, then some leather and fresh herbs, sea salts and oysters. Bitter orange and leather come afterwards. Overall is very mellow and smooth. 
    • Finish
      Medium, slight bitter with caramel, liquorice.

  9. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    could be one of the great standards if it would be 46% and no chill filtration. as it is, it loses much on impact of taste and texture altough you can feel how oily it once was. seems kinda cold, a little bit watery, frozen or muted due to the low abv and the filtering. however finish and nose are still a pleasure and my enjoyment is groing steadily. i dont regret the buy @70€, but above 80€ i would, just because of the rather weak midpart.

    ***edit: after two thirds of the bottle is gone im finally in love. in fact i had to order another bottle for the apocaplypse ( ; )and one of the 17yo because the 18yo went down that fast. the whisky has lost a lot of its plastiqe like style now due to the oxidation. another thing is, that it dont only needs desperatley time in the glass (its a beautiful nose then) but also in the mouth. after 15+ seconds on tongue , the first slightly bitter and rather uninteresting somehow soapy oak taste develops into multifaced spicy and sweet notes with a touch of menthol and herbs like sage. it also becomes very oily, although still watery. i would be finde with no chill-filtration now. a nice whisky with a good price point (below 70€)considering this an smoky islay whisky of 18 years.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Titan2015 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

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