Bowmore 100 Degrees Proof

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch Release
57.1 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
13 Feb 2012 9:04 pm
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 170.10

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334 × member ratings

655 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 100 Degrees Proof

58 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.34 points

  1. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    (Blind tasting)
    Very pleasant, not too complex malt to enjoy without being too big.
    • Nose
      In the nose quite fine and not particularly intense. Vanilla, tangerines with a few spices and also herbal. Will always vanilla over time. Nice.
    • Taste
      Very similar in taste, with a velvety soft mouthfeel. Again, the vanilla is dominant.
    • Finish
      Goes down like butter. The vanilla taste remains beautifully soft with a little spice and a little light fruit.

  2. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Colour: dark amber
    Nose: delicate peated smoke, chocolate, dried fruits, ripe fruits, christmas cake, vanilla and citrus.
    Mouth: sweet, dried fruits, dryness, dust, pepper, peated smoke, citrus.
    Finish: long, spices, peated smoke, grass, vanilla, pepper, dried fruits and coffee.
    Bowmore 100 proof has a very good balance between delicate peated smoke and sweetness with citrus.

  3. ASWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    a sulfur note
    which smells in the nose much like the tanine in yew and juniper

    still noticeable in the mouth
    (herbes de provence)

    in the finish as a slight bitterness

  4. Bembel scored this whisky 55 points Member Junior

    Advance information about my point allocation:
    I rate my whisky's privately with a ten-point scale
    (XX, X of 10.0)!

    Smell / nose
    Malty-sweet, maritime (sea air, salt), subtle smoke, freshly mixed caramel.
    Add citrus fruits with a little water.

    Taste / mouth
    Strong and spicy in the beginning, smoke, slightly sweet, citrus, subtly salty.

    Departure / throat
    Long, smoke, beautiful strong oak.

    Easy to drink whisky.

  5. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A passable antidote for all these watered-down 43-percent OBs, but not in any way reaching the heights that independently bottled (or older and more expensive) Bowmore can reach.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Dark and musty and well sherried, with an earthy/leathery feel that should be familiar to anyone familiar with the sherry-driven Bowmore OBs. Sooty, herbal, softly savory... There's almost a bouillon-y root-vegetable vibe to this. Not very fruity, perhaps a splash of ripe tangerine juice or a spoonful of bitter orange jam, but that's it. Other than that, it's very well made, with absolutely no nip or bite and a very smooth and balanced impression.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Simple but satisfying, and you do even get some fruits in the finish (but not a lot). As for the flavors, see above. What elevates the palate above the nose is the texture (thanks to the higher ABV) and the surprising drinkability at almost 60%: there is very little burn to this, so even though it's a NAS bottling, the younger components must've been tamed by some good-quality, active casks. And yet there's no intrusive, distracting fresh oak feel to this at all, which is another pleasant surprise.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Again: simple, but satisfying, though here the former term carries more weight than the latter. Sherried sweetness, leathery / earthy / ashy smoke and an idea of sea salt.

  6. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    At 75 euro a litre I would buy me a bottle because I think this is value for my money. I like this one, well done Bowmore distillery!
    • Nose
      87 87
      At first it was ok but then I added a drop of water and it opens up more with lots to discover!
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very nice, mouth full of flavours.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Very nice spicy finish which lasts for some time.

  7. Foudos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. thebonewolf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Very smoky at first. Fruity funk. Alcohol. Some kind of grain (like a cereal, not a presence of grain alcohol).
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very welcoming smokiness, pepper.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Peppery peat, medium-long.

  9. JoshNRW scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Needs water to develop fully and positively. Sometimes it would just be better to dilute it, but the market is crying out for more powerful cask strength.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Salty sea air, spicy earth, oak, if you treat it to water, a suitable sweetness sloshes over and even displaces the salty sea air - balanced.
    • Taste
      86 86
      There is already a lot of alcohol there, that's why, but that's not the only reason why water is good for him. Then there is more sweetness, sherry, oak, spice, but everything is very strong.
    • Finish
      85 85


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