Bowmore Laimrig

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch 2
Stated Age
15 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
54.4 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
22 may 2011 4:58 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 253.36

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Whisky reviews for Bowmore Laimrig

7 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.64 points.

  1. robain scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
      dark fruit, tobacco, leather, peat,
    • Taste
      89 89
      heavy smoke, dry tobacco, cigarette ash, sherry
    • Finish
      88 88
      peaty and ashy finish

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  3. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    some smoke, sherry, dried fruit (dates, figs), oak, slightly fruity, hint of vanilla

    warm, spicy, sherry-sweet, smoke, oily, tingles on the tongue, encourages strong salivation

    Finish: spicy oak, slightly tart, dark chocolate (cocoa), sherry, smoke, lightly covers the palate, slightly sweet, tart and spicy finish, very long finish

    * With a little water:
    Fruity, sweeter, softer, delicious!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. irrerelevant scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    like "bowmore darkest"-sirup, love it!
    • Nose
      intense sherry and peat smoke in a perfect balance, very thick, like glue, sirup, iodine, briny, dried date, marzipan
    • Taste
      very sweet, thick, full-bodied, no trace of alcohol, no need for water, the peat smoke gets stronger, very complex
    • Finish
      long, sweet sherry, peat smoke, spicy oak

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. molar3rd scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Lovely sherry notes. Dates. Sultanas. Brine. Thick fig. Smoke. Salt.

    Palate: yumm. Lots of smoke among sweet tannins. Chocolate. Cinnamon. Chocolate fondant. Coffee. Brine.

    Finish: BBQ fire. Chocolate marinated meat. Wood smoke. Very long finish, and oh so nice…

    This is some tasty stuff. I was blown away by how good it is. it’s a few notches better than the 15 “Darkest” and at CS. man o man. this is a little cracker. For me this is a 90’s whisky. it’s awesome, with the smoke, the chocolate and the brine. Superb. I want one badly now.



  7. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Very expressive nose on fruits and peat, cake smell. Mouth sweet and fruity. Powerful and long finish. Very easy to drink and very good.

  8. irrerelevant scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    intense sticky sweet sherry in perfect balance with the typical Bowmore smoke, syrupy, iodine, slightly salty, dried dates, marzipan, much smokey in the mouth, needs little to no water, red grape juice, round, heavy, very integrated, complex, something Peat smoke and dry sherry on the finish, fantastic!

  9. Tothemorrow scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Bowmore Laimrig Batch 2 bottle # 10022/15000

    This whisky is of cask strength, 54.4% ABV and have been matured 10 years on ex-bourbon casks with a 5 year finish in ex-oloroso casks. The whisky is Non-chill filtered with no colour added.

    My previous experience of Bowmore is that it is better of neat then with water, as a result I have reviewed this whisky without the addition of water.

    Nose: I am initially struck by rich notes of dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, leather and prunes. The peat present in the nose rather embraces the sherrynotes then overwhelms them. Together they form a truly pleasent aroma. After a while some dry briny and peppery notes appear.

    Taste: This full-bodied whisky really coats the mouth leaving a battle between the peat and the mature sherry sweetness behind. The battle is however rather pleasant and gives way to a enjoyable, thick, nutty, coffee flavour. The taste becomes brinier towards the end

    Finish: The finish delivers drupes, possibly blackberries, after which a velvet peat blanket coats the palate for a long time

    If water is added I find that the whisky delivers a floral note with hints of vanilla and more intensive prunes. Sadly the flavour suffers, revealing more of the oak and becoming more peppery, overwhelming the complexity
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85


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