Bowmore Mariner

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Label
Stated Age
15 years old
43.0 % Vol.
200 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
Added on
27 Aug 2008 3:51 pm

Average value

€ 92.43

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233 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Mariner

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.63 points

  1. herby.usa scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Color: amber
    Conclusion: beautiful, typical Bowmore
    • Nose
      83 83
      pleasant, slightly salty smoke, sweetish, floral
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweet, slightly ashy smoke, fried bacon, light oak spice towards the end
    • Finish
      83 83
      medium length, warming, spicy and sweet

  2. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I like him. Light smoke, sherry and dry. In addition, a subtle, very nice matching sweetness. Could use 46% but otherwise a really great malt.

  3. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Solid and delicious smoker.
    • Nose
      First, typical Bowmorerauch, raisins, sea, mineral, seaweed, malt, pleasantly sweet, very subtle sherry, raspberry note
    • Taste
      slightly cool, mild, smoke, sea, mineral, raspberry, nice sweetness, getting a bit bitter
    • Finish
      thicker smoke, kelp, some oak and coffee combined with a pleasant "smoky sweetness", apple, medium long, clearly chocolate to the end.

  4. irrerelevant scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Ripe, round, a little Bowmore typical smoke, mineral, a little sherry, very balanced, the Brennereicharakter is pleasantly represented, campfire, malt, beautiful sweetness, dries off easily, a little vinous, apple comes through, and a trace of raspberry, great stuff!

  5. ASWhisky scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    doesn't make me nervous but okay
    • Nose
      Aprikosen, Äpfel, Zitronen, etwas Meerwasser, Mandelmakronen,
    • Taste
      weicher Rauch, gelbe Früchte , Mandelmakronen, Schokolade, Bonbonsüße
      leicht bitter werdend
    • Finish
      Kurz bis mittel
      Holz, Makronen,
      > später etwas Malzsüße und Schokolade

  6. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I like the nose, but it's too thin on the palate to really compete with the Laga 16 (as it apparently was designed to do).

    Leathery, musty, earthy, leafy, and sadly not yet graced with the lush tropical fruit notes that the ≈2000 distillates display.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. coldsun scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose before tasting has notes of green apple, raspberry, red berries, and light notes of citric, peat, paint, gum. Caramel, toffee comes after tasting. Taste comes with sea salt, oak, zest and tiny peat. Finish is dry, various and long also with notes of gum and peat.

  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    pretty pleasants, but it lacks a little more Abv, would make this one much better I guess.
    • Nose
      81 81
      A little smokey, bonfire. Leather, rubber, a bit of peat. Fruity as well, banana, pear
    • Taste
      82 82
      A little pepper, some fruits, citrus, a little of smoke. A bit pale, taste is okay but not very strong.
    • Finish
      83 83
      A little pepper still, some smoke and peat, again some citrus fruits. Middle long.

  9. Calmar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Potentially a good mole, slightly spoiled by a commercial fortress, balanced, a drink, could be deep and saturated, but it did not work out.
    • Nose
      Raw, cool, sea air, mineral tones, raw pebbles, light, subtle smoke, light notes of lacquer and solvent, drying plaster, raw planks after the rain drying in the sun, lemon liqueur, a bit of fruity and citrus motifs, on the whole very closed .
    • Taste
      Woody lacquer, sweet, calm peppery wave, ginger, burnt sugar, fondant, jam with lemon and orange crusts, light smoke in the background, everything would be nothing, but obviously there is not enough strength - too flattened, too flaxy.
    • Finish
      Continuation of taste, ginger, sweet tea with lemon, orange peel, light spicy oak, then smoke comes out with peat, after the first sips it seems short and poor, but later develops and acquires sufficient depth and duration.

  10. irrerelevant scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    cool stuff, briny bowmore, very interesting
    • Nose
      ripe fruits, round, typical bowmore peat smoke, briny, mineral, very balanced, touch of sherry, some destillate character left
    • Taste
      campfire, sherry sweetness, very briny, caramel, malted barley, dries a little, winy mouthfeel, touch of apple, traces of raspberry
    • Finish
      medium-long, mineral, still smoky and dry with a touch of oak


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