Bowmore Springtide

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
1st & 2nd Fill Spanish Oloroso Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
54.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
13 Feb 2012 9:21 pm
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 305.03

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Springtide

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.56 points

  1. Ostap scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Deep, sequential, perfect whisky. With a pleasant palette of flavors and flavors. A very successful game of sherry barrels creates a sizable herring cut, not a sherry monster.
    • Nose
      Pectusine, apples, ash, charcoal, sherry, iodine, salted, apple-pear jam, berries, needles, juniper, lemon, black chocolate, raisins, marmalade, smoked peat, marzipan, fatty dried fish, dried apricots, white pepper , passion fruit berries. At first, a rather delicate aroma, over time, is more intense than sherry nuances.
    • Taste
      Very delicious, butter, smoke, ash, a lot of raisins, chocolate, pepper, dark fruits, sherry, salted meat.
    • Finish
      Intensively growing, smoky, ash, oily, oak, salty, pepper, fish on a grill, medium duration.

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Incredibly deep, ingenious Bowmore retains his character despite all the sherry
    • Nose
      Wow, overripe figs and dates, raisins, dark toffee, somewhere Bowmore smoke and salt, tobacco, mocha, dark chocolate, yummy ...
    • Taste
      Powerful, dark caramel, with chocolate, raisins, mocha and dates, very soft peat on the back, some baking aromas in between, dark berries, bitter choco
    • Finish
      Long with maritime peat, warm, raisins, sweet and salty at the same time

  3. NamorX68 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    The best Bowmore I've had in the glass so far. So good can a NAS taste!
    • Nose
      full and dark, dark fruits, raisins, tobacco and leather, dark chocolate and light smoke with some salt. Wow!!
    • Taste
      Powerful, sweet and oily, slightly peppery, plums, dark fruits, dark chocolate, salt, the smoke is stronger than in the nose.
    • Finish
      long, smoky, sweet and salty

  4. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A rich, fruity old-school Bowmore. Lovely thick sweetness and fruitiness
    are perfectly balanced with coastal and herbal notes, superbly coated
    with wood smoke. Strong, intense and overwelming. A multi-layered, fine
    and full-bodied character. Another excellent example of the perfect
    harmony of Bowmore with sherry.

    • Nose
      Deep and rich. Sherry flavours nicely intermingle with plums, dried
      cherries, orange marmalade, sweet prunes, and liquorice. Briny notes are
      present with hints of tar and rubber, covered by subtle wood smoke.
      Sweet aromas of toffee, malted barley and dark chocolate emerge, lovely
      lingering with hints of eucalyptus and a whiff of florals in the back.
    • Taste
      Deliciously sweet start on the palate with sherry, dates, prunes and
      raisins. This is complemented by an intense warming spiciness of oak,
      cinnamon and nutmeg. Wood smoke and tar-like flavours arrive, perfectly
      balanced with lovely herbal and medicinal notes, kind of cough syrup.
      Sweet and fruity again with luscious oranges, dark berries, liquorice
      and a briny edge with a whiff of ozone towards the finish. Lovely
    • Finish
      The finish is very long, sweet with dried dark fruit, liquorice, and
      herbal cough syrup. Slightly drying, with some astringency, leading to a
      smoky and subtle salty end. Perfect!

      WITH WATER: There's more
      yellow fruits coming through with a splash of water. Citrus and toffee
      nicely mingle with sherry and lovely wood smoke on the nose. Water
      significantly increases the sweetness on the palate with toffee and
      fruits, supported by prickling spiced oak on the tongue. The finish is
      very long, sweet and creamy with tender wood smoke on the tail.

  5. ragingbull scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Despite massive sherry influence one smells immediately - yes that's Bowmore. This is followed by figs, oranges, light leather and tobacco, dark red fruits, black tea, barely any smoke for a little salt, a slight alcoholic stinging in the nose. In the finish, the smoke comes out better as well as a spicy, slightly bitter oak. I mean to taste some violet oil. Not bad, though. He's got a couple of years under his belt. That's what a Sherry Bowmore must taste like.

  6. dicembre29 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sweet smoked dry fruit. Grapes. Sunflower seeds. Oily. A wee bit of tar, ash and rubber. A tangy meatiness. Stirfry sauce. Citrus. Tobacco and dried cherries. Eucalyptus. Some chocolate and salt taffee. Florals emerge late and almost ghost-like.

    Palate: Spiced chocolate sauce and lapsang souchong tea. Rum-soaked fruitcake. Leaves quite a taste of smoke and grape skins in the mouth. Or maybe plum skins. Medicinal in a fruity cough syrup kinda way. This is heavy sherry and moderate smoke. Neat.

    Thoughts: May not be to everyone’s liking, but it works a treat for me.



  7. Ciro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. DailyDramMontreal scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      Very dark liquid, as we know, this is colored... why Bowmore? Honestly this is useless with this market. Cooked figs, burnt berries, blueberry is the word, smooth oloroso spices, delicate alcohol presence, this is not young. Very rich but also fresh, i think ive heard this is a mix of different aged whiskies. That would make sense. Wonderful notes of rasberry chocolate at the end.
    • Taste
      87 87
      First word is Oloroso, right away the dried spices of the oloroso kicks in, you can tell by the taste, its much younger than on the nose. Orange, dark chocolate, rasberries, espresso bitterness. I'll lower the note here since if you dont like dryness, this one might not please you.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Progressive spices and then the mixture of bitterness, fruit and richness comes in. I prefer when its all coming in together but hey... its still pretty wonderful. This is a very interesting edition, it brings different horizons in the loot and if you can get a bottle of this at a decent price, its hard to equal by the same distillery.

  10. Suevia scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nice mix of smoke and sherry plus some funny ginger notes, good salty finish
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90


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