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Bowmore 18-year-old

Overall rating
87.68/100
votes
43
Whiskybase ID
WB28876
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
850483000550
Added on
02 Jan 2012 11:52 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 120.81

11 × in wishlist

43 × member ratings

129 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 18-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.68 points

  1. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I have tasted this one a couple of times, both blind and open. And I am equally impressed every time. In Sweden this can be bought for around 80€ so far. Better stock up with a couple of more bottles.

    Rating interval 86-89
    • Nose
      Lovely peat smoke, licorice and mixed bag of pepper corns containing black-, white-, green pepper and allspice. Red apples and apple juice from concentrate, especially after a couple of minutes when the sweetness get more attention. 
    • Taste
      A subtle and light-bodied smoky arrival, very careful but elegant. After a few seconds on the palate the sweetness are coming through in the form of cane sugar. I recognize notes of barley but also other grains (which is of course way off). Peat smoke and pepper which is coming forward after further swirling the whisky around on the tongue. 
    • Finish
      The finish is fresh with mint, followed by salt, peat smoke and lemon. Barbecued and burned lemon. I think the red apples from the nose returns as well.

  2. OnkelBiff scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Single Dram did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Buy a sample a least if you like Islay or Sherry. 

    After adding a touch of water the smoke is lighter and the sherry starts to live more on the palate.
    This is A beautiful bottle. #2015_001
    • Nose
      AFTER ADDING A TOUCH OF WATER; 

      Sweetness (Sherry) and in the background 

      Islay (Briny and smoke).
    • Taste
      AFTER HOLDING IT IN THE MOUTH;

      Sweet grapefruit peel (Sweetness with sour notes)

      Islay (saltiness+light smoke), 

      Dry (dryness from dark chocolate whithout the bitterness).
    • Finish
      AFTER HOLDING IT IN THE MOUTH THE FINISH IS QUITE LONG;

      -Sweet Grapefruit peel,

      -Light smokiness, 

      -Sherry, and then 

      -Sweet notes of Islay saltiness, 

      -After a while the mouth starts to water,

      -In the end it changes between sweetness and a light touch of smoke.

  4. Pdh scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    N Balanced Creamy sherry sweet caramel with no smoke
    T Ssoftly smoked fruty. Complex. Full body.
    F Very long enjoyable complex fruity finish
    A very good Bowmore
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      95 95

  5. ASWhisky scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    for a 18y he offers too little
    the 15y Bowmore passes him with ease
    does not make me nervous but okay
    • Nose
      Shoe sole glue, fruit and wood

    • Taste
      again the glue, peat, dark fruit, salt, chocolate and again the shoe sole glue,
    • Finish
      sorry it is again the shoe sole glue but also dark fruit, chocolate, smoke and again the s ...

  6. Alex did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    "Mellow Mahogany color. Creamy caramel toffee, with ripe fruit and smoke aromas. Incredibly complex palate with beautiful soft fruit and chocolate balanced with a light smokiness. The finish is long and wonderfully balanced, enjoy." - Distillery

     

    https://www.forwhiskylovers.com/store/whisky/bowmore-18-year-old-islay-single-malt-750ml 

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