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Bowmore Small Batch Reserve

Overall rating
81.66/100
votes
99
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Bourbon Cask Matured
Bottled
2012
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
5010496002902
Added on
04 May 2012 8:22 pm

Average value

€ 35.21

4 × in wishlist

99 × member ratings

250 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Small Batch Reserve

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.66 points

  1. AnsonL scored this whisky 80 points Newbie

  2. psiiik scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  3. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Nice young 'bowmore', especialy for this price.
    • Nose
      Light, sweet, honey and vanilla. Little floral finishing with wood and smoke.
    • Taste
      Light again but elegant and easy. Nice balance, honey sweetness for a while and later on more smoke and wood is coming through ending with a little biterness in the back.
    • Finish
      Medium with a delicate light smoke drying out in the end.

  5. Fortuna1895 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Again, one without age, but an interesting one. Quite impetuous & yet provided with a few small finesse. An Islay for the summer.
    • Nose
      A light hint of salty sea air, very light industrial smoke in the background, a bit of vanilla pod ,. Some kelp garnish with a few crumbs of toffee. Adding water, the smoke is swept by a slight sweetness. In addition very slight oak notes. Saltwater & custard.
    • Taste
      Good smoky on the palate. Soft caramel, bourbon vanilla & gentle oak tones. With water a juicy saltiness, smoke, vanilla, salty caramel and a hint of wood.
    • Finish
      Dense clouds of smoke over a carpet of soft caramel. The whole sprinkled with vanilla and a pinch of salt. Water offers light medical notes, quite salty caramel, lemon juice (maybe lime), a few splashes from a puddle of beach; ended with a slight dryness.

  6. mer1973 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. djmaxliving scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Nose - Peat, light smoke, fennel, oily and sugar cane. 

    Taste - Light peat, clean, oily and medicinal herbs.

    Finish - peat and medicinal herbs. 

    Comment - Clean, no oak I can detect, well made for a young malt. Nothing wrong with it but personally it's not my style of whisky, I like.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  8. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Arquebus scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I was given a bottle of this from a Bowmore fan/ friend - who really felt life was too short to drink whisky you don't like. We tasted this at a whisky evening and found it very 'tight'. We were presented with a very distinctive estery smell. A little like yatch varnish without the nip and certainly not unpleasant. Perhaps in the line of ripe bananas? but very unyeilding - no amount of warming and waiting  in the glass seemed to open the dram up. Sure - it was smooth and drinkable. A month or so later I retasted it and it reminded me of the Jura superstition, with a feint pleasurable whiff of peat smoke. I tried to give it back to its original owner, but he was having none of it. Bowmore Tempest Batch 2 - now that's a dram worth seeking out! 82 points - one of my lowest marks.

  10. Ivynor scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    not bad but nothing more. The nose is very pleasant.
    • Nose
      Waxy, with wood, fresh apple and a hint of cinnamon. The nose is fresh and pleasant. we believe ourselves at times in a craft store (wax, rough wood, sawdust, candle ...).
    • Taste
      Alas, we are below the nose. It's very simple and a little grassy. Too diluted too. Texture slightly oily and a little sweet, with green apple, a lot of wood, maybe this side "tar licor" between the tar and the plastic.
    • Finish
      Long for 40%, spices, herbs, some wood and tar.

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