Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
40.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
New Label (2007)
Added on
29 Aug 2008 4:23 pm

Average value

€ 44,95

3 × in wishlist

120 × member ratings

318 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Surf

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.28 points

  1. pianoman scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A hint of smoke and lemon peel. Hay, lavender, some scorched plastic.
    • Taste
      Lemons, floury apple, a hint of ashes. Slight metallic sharpness. Mineral water.

  2. vb_bembel scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Nice "Islay-Starter". I like it as a smokey, light (and cheap) summer dram.
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      73 73

  3. argusan scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    the nose and the palate are not bad. A bit young? oh yes! quite obvious with the wet paper and grappa notes. It's weak overall but there are some qualities in flavor. In my opinon way better than Blasda. The finish is way too short and I can't blame it on the 40% ABV. After all, Laphroaig 10 has the same ABV but a fantastic finish. Definitely a decent dram but I won't buy another bottle. 

    (Rating interval 77-81) 
    • Nose
      Smoky on the nose with brine and cooked vegetables. Barley spirit is apparent, wet paper or grappa.
    • Taste
      it has a light mouthfeel, smoky and bright. There is some shell fish in this and menthol? Sweet peppery shrimps. Fishermans friend lozenges for sore throats.
    • Finish
      Short with some peat. Not much else.

  5. Feusi scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Well ok for that price.
    • Nose
      A hint of citrus mixed with maritim notes and a peaty smoke.
    • Taste
      Rough and peaty with a more bitter smoke.
    • Finish
      Rather short, warming but a bit sprity

  6. Roel scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Not bad at all. The olives are very nice. This Surf version might be a good start for any Islay tasting. 81 points.
    • Nose
      Strong smell of peaty shells. Some dry spices from the wood (ginger) and oaty influences too (great green olives). Some paper.
    • Taste
      Young and easy. Peat and charcoal, some feinty plastic notes.
    • Finish
      Quite aromatic, short, dry and smoky.


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