Bowmore Small Batch

Overall rating
81.46/100
votes
117
Whiskybase ID
WB32649
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Bourbon Cask Matured
Bottled
2012
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
without "RESERVE" on label
Bottle code
5010496002902
Market
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Added on
04 may 2012 8:22 pm

Average value

€ 62.78

9 × in wishlist

117 × member ratings

304 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bowmore Small Batch

18 users have left 19 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.46 points.

  1. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    For the 35, - € and a sunny evening, where a smoky not so heavy and intrusive whisky is required, he is really not bad.
    • Taste
      I had expected a stronger start with the smoke in my nose. On the tongue a tiny tingle and I think I have tasted a salt note. Otherwise he brings some citrus, but unfortunately not what he has promised in the nose.
    • Finish
      It turns out pretty short.

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  3. g2ther scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  4. MarcinCh scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Bright, straw color. Light oily.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Sweet aromas come to the fore. Caramel and vanilla. A little bubble underneath. Ash. A little salt. Vanilla again. A pinch of spices. Pepper. A slight trace of seaweed.
    • Taste
      81 81
      It is not oily. Lots of ashes. A little smoke. Earthiness. Burnt caramel in the background, but not sweet. It becomes sweeter over time. Then sea flavors. Seaweed. Salt. However, there is some oiliness in the structure.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Spice. Spices. Black pepper. Salt. Sea. Lots of ashes. Smoke. Traces of caramel. Vanilla. Medium-short finish.

  5. DeLiefhebber scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

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

  6. TsiAI scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 24℃

    Viewing Eyes: light gold and fragrant Nose: thin oily film feeling, refrigerated whole milk in the front section, sea water in the rear section, salty taste, smoked meat, lemon horn, mint, a little sterilized water, very harmonious, smelling It is more comfortable, that is, there will be ginkgo fruit at the end, smelly--
    Taste Palate: Medium saltiness, a little fishy smell, wet beach, waves, hermit crab, milky taste at the end. Very simple and straightforward palate
    Finish: long, white pills, bitterness gradually, moss attached to the rock, back to sweet, sweet milk body: medium-strength, medium to upper fat, obvious tannins, a certain sense of convergence and thickness

    Nose: 84.5/100
    Palate: 84/100
    Finish: 82/100
    Body: 86/100
    Overall: 84/100

    Overall: It reminds me of Pomo Baisha. Personally, I think this is better. Baisha is too clear for me.

  7. AnsonL scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

  8. psiiik scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

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

  9. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. mer1973 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  13. 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

  14. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Ikkakumon scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Fresh, peat, iodine, a little lemon. Interesting for the price.

  18. sparagi did not rate this whisky Newbie

    A little surprised by the reviews on this one.  I was expecting young since there was no age statement, but this one burned.  Start pounding the ice.  

    I did the taste the honey and smoke, but it just did not work together.  Poor beginning and poor finish.  

    Looks like Laphroig 10 is still the champ for my value priced Islay.

  19. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  20. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Fresh and lively nose, with plenty of salty sea air and honey/toffee alongside vanilla and a hint of hazelnut. Only a faint waft of peat smoke, although the addition of a couple of drops of water brought it more to the fore. Not massively complex, but very pleasant and strangely addictive! Quite salty and spicy on the palate, with a nice zesty edge (lime rind?). Once again, not particularly complex, and a little `thin` at 40%. The peat smoke returns at the very end providing a soft, warming and creamy finish. One where the tasting notes on the bottle closely matched my own (not always the case!). A simple, but very pleasurable, dram. Seriously good value for money (£25 at Tesco).
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

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