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Bowmore 12-year-old

Overall rating 598 votes 80.71

Member rates

1654 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 21
Taste 21
Finish 20
Balance 21

Tastingtags

107 Notes

Slàinte Mhath
Moderator Slàinte Mhath Review note
06 May 2017 6:29 pm
Slàinte Mhath gave this whisky 79 points

Of all Islay distilleries, Bowmore is the oldest but arguably the most uninteresting. Their 12-year-old expression is intensely colored (E150a) and less peated than other Islay Single Malts. The nose is distinctly earthy with fresh vegetables, citrus fruits and an occasional alcoholic burn. A warming glow accompanies the arrival, while the peatiness is more restrained and yet somewhat unique. Sweet spices, dried fruits and herbal notes lead to a rather dry finish with hints of bitter chocolate. This whisky might be worth a try but it lacks intrinsic quality.

RATING: 3.0/5.0 79 pts   ·AVERAGE·

Weighted Rate
79.4
Nose
78
Initial taste
81
Body
80
Finish
78
Price
82
Presentation
78
“There is no such thing as bad whisky - some are just better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
emptycask
Expert Junior emptycask Review note
16 Apr 2017 12:01 pm
emptycask gave this whisky 80 points
Nose:
Medicinal at first, Citrus / Oranges, peat smoke, fennel, anise, vanilla and some ash.
Taste:
For me again the medicinal note comes first, after that its sugar sweet, with peat smoke, salmiak and licorice, in the development the citrus note comes back and there also is a little mint note.
Finish:
Not very long, and brings nothing new.

All in all, better than expected. 
Weighted Rate
79.8
Nose
81
Initial taste
82
Body
80
Finish
76
Price
80
Presentation
80
Hips
Lorion
Expert Senior Lorion Note
17 Oct 2017 3:35 pm
Lorion gave this whisky 70 points

Etwas rauchiger, aber ansonsten recht milder Whisky. Für den Preis okay, wenn man einmal als Einsteiger in die Welt des Rauchs hineinschnuppern möchte. Mehr ist es aber auch nicht. 70.

ColdAesthetics
Expert Senior ColdAesthetics Tasting note
29 Sep 2017 10:30 pm
ColdAesthetics gave this whisky 79 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Wirkt sehr gemüsig, Zucchini und trockene andere Gemüsesorten, Erde, nur ganz leichte Andeutungen von feuchter Asche, süße Gewürze, Muskat, grüner Pfeffer, ein wenig Wasabi vllt., getrocknete Algen

Taste

Hier sehr ähnlich wie in der Nase, Gemüse aller Art, Zucchini, ein wenig Paprika, Blumenerde, feuchte Asche, Muskat, grüner Pfeffer, Wasabi, getrocknete (etwas ekelhafte) Algen, natürlich auch Salznoten, alles etwas dünn

Finish

Trockene und kalte Asche, Pfeffer, Gemüse, trocken-bitter, kurz bis mittel

Comments

Für mich der schlechteste 10/12er Einsteiger-Islay, hat sehr unangenehme Noten wie ich finde und ist gleichzeitig nicht so sehr Islay wie man es denkt.

Achany
Expert Senior Achany Review note
28 Sep 2017 11:06 am
Achany gave this whisky 82 points

moderate peatiness with a citrus sweet note of some vanilla. hints of salt and oak. some spices. very drinkable, nice entry to more peated stuff. all right dram

Weighted Rate
82
Nose
81
Initial taste
83
Body
81
Finish
80
Price
85
Presentation
85
malthead-1984
Expert Junior malthead-1984 Review note
21 Sep 2017 6:44 pm
malthead-1984 gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82.4
Nose
82
Initial taste
80
Body
82
Finish
84
Price
85
Presentation
83
Calmar
Expert Senior Calmar Tasting note
23 Aug 2017 8:31 am
Calmar gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Насыщенные дымные тона, закопчённое дерево, новая кожа - в целом тёплый и густой, неспиртуозный.

Taste

Сладко-дымный с проявляющейся перечностью.

Finish

Тёплое, перечное, переходящее в горько-сладкое со вкусом лимонной цедры и угля.

Comments

В общем, неплохой образчик торфяного виски начального уровня - бедновато, но пристойно, качественно и сбалансированно. С учётом невысокой цены - прекрасный вариант как для ознакомления c Айлой новичкам, так и в качестве дежурного молта на каждый день. В сравнении с базовыми десятками Лафройга и Ардбега, конечно, смотрится бедным родственником, к тому же следует отметить, что дегустировался молт простоявший около года в початой бутылке и это положительно сказалось на вкусе, при первых пробах всё было значительно резче и грубее

RR60
Member Senior RR60 Review note
19 Aug 2017 11:07 am
RR60 gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82.3
Nose
81
Initial taste
81
Body
82
Finish
81
Price
86
Presentation
87
berarith73
Expert Junior berarith73 Review note
08 Aug 2017 6:27 pm
berarith73 gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
81.2
Nose
82
Initial taste
81
Body
82
Finish
80
Price
81
Presentation
81
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Max Power
Expert Junior Max Power Review note
07 Aug 2017 8:33 pm
Max Power gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82.3
Nose
80
Initial taste
85
Body
80
Finish
83
Price
85
Presentation
82

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