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Bowmore 18-year-old

Overall rating
84.48/100
votes
652
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

€ 98,74

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652 × member ratings

1466 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 18-year-old

96 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.48 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. 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.

  3. face scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

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

  4. 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

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

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

  6. 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;

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    no fuss, but a beautiful mature Bowmore. However, I find Laimrig and Darkest more interesting, including the 100 proof. But still a delicious whisky.
    • Nose
      a bit shy, Bowmore typical something dusty, but a beautiful profound sweetness combined with medium peat. Subtle sherry, candied citrus fruits dominate the aroma.
    • Taste
      nice ashy peat smoke, wood, flowery (no violets), a little bit harsh.
    • Finish
      maritime, slightly flowery, peat, oak, accompanied by a beautiful, long-lasting sweetness.

  8. kimmosuo scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  9. GJR scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

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