- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Batch 3
- Stated Age
- 15 years old
- Ex Bourbon and Finished in Ex Sherry Casks
- Number of bottles
- 53.7 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 03 Aug 2012 2:10 pm
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412 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Laimrig
50 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.44 points
- Sherry Bomb! Draping smoke. Mouth powerful, suave, velvety, corpulent, preceded by a moderate peat attack. The final envelope, encloses, carpets the palate of coffee and fat nuts. The addition of water did not bring much, if not a note of milk chocolate. Enthusiasm 4/5
- a serious rival of the Uigeadail
A beautiful medicinal sherry
- But how good is this Bowmore! The peat / sherry wedding is perfectly successful, balanced, complex. The wood is never invasive nor drying.
Sherry smoke, hmmm it smells good! I feel the smoke / navy Bowmore side; and the sherry layer comes perfectly to marry with. Leather, spray, hazelnut, tobacco ... Very strong and very complex.
Badaboum, explosion of exotic spices! Caramelized leather, candied ashes. Smoked peat arrives smoothly to become more and more present and mix with nuts and cooked blacks.
Long that lining the mouth. A lot of salt and pepper in the throat and on the tip of the tongue. Black tea is revealed, cold ashes. And always this power in the mouth.
- Killer on the palate, super intense fruit notes with a light smoke - great.
Dark chocolate with lots of cocoa, smoldering mossy oak logs, a hint of Black Forest cake
Not as heavy as I would have expected, rather slightly viscous, but then the incredibly delicious and seductive cherry mango papaya melon note comes from the smoker. The mixture that is simply ingenious for Laimrig.
Drops off a bit compared to the palate, but the smoked fruit still lingers for quite a while. This is how the (BBQ) summer tastes;)
- A harmonious whisky with dark fruit and dark chocolate
surrounded by sea, salt, iodine and smoke
is very balanced which could be boring
but it is not because he tells us his story
from his camp under the sea level
I have touched the sky
Sherry, fruit, salt, iodine, smoke, actually figs
Fruit, chocolate in throat smoke with the taste of salty sea breeze
medium long, pleasant, not very strong
salty with fruit, harmonious
- The combination of
peat and sherry, which I always consider a challenge, work wonders in this
Bowmore. Has no quarrel with water, either. Even a good splash. Fantastic dram.
Around 70 EUR.
I have only just
poured a dram and immediately the room is filled with the rich scent of roasted
coffee beans, fresh figs, dades, coconut, walnuts and freshly waxed leather.
The second wave of aromas contains some maritimes notes, like seaweeds and
peat. They get louder all the time, turning the nose to brine. Some struck
matches as well. This is beautiful.
On the palate, that
starts off very powerful and feisty, the brine and peat push forward. The sweet
sherry notes try to keep up, but to no avail. Cloves, tobacco and ginger. Turns
slightly bitter as if from the stones of grapes. The whole is simply grand.
The long, warm finish
starts off sweet on all kinds of dark fruit, before the peat and brine have the
- Bowmore: Our limited release Laimrig finished its long 15 year maturation in hand-selected Spanish Sherry Casks. Just as the surrouding seas have helped shape Islay life, so the Sherry Casks have left their unmistakeabie mark on truly remarkable whisky.
Sweet dark sherry, figs and cocoa balanced with smoky peatiness and a salty tang.
A rich combination of chocolate, sherry, raisins and smoke.
The long and lingering finish.