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Overall rating
78.40/100
votes
80
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2012
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Label
New Label (2012) with waves
Barcode
5010496200612
Added on
20 Sep 2012 8:35 pm

Average value

€ 54,97

4 × in wishlist

80 × member ratings

228 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Surf

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.40 points

  1. TastyDram did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Bowmore Surf is a pleasant entry range whisky. Probably not older then 10 years old and mainly matured in refill bourbon casks. It's not overly complex but a decent introduction to Islay whiskies and an appetizer for true peat pleasure.

    Bowmore Surf is far from the best Bowmore in town. Decent and pleasing but lacking a few degrees in ABV and depth on the palate. The Tempest and Laimrig batches stay on top of my Bowmore list. Slightly more expensive but way more value for money.

    This one costed approximately €40 for a bottle of a litre. Ideal barbecue drammage when quantity primes over quality. 
    • Nose
      The whisky honours its name and welcomes you with a lot of maritime notes and soft peat smoke. Salt and seaweed mix up nicely with rosemary and thyme. Combine this with bread yeast and aromas of industrial bread and it gives you some kind of uplifted supermarket bread. Lemon pickle gives it a fresh and pleasant sour touch.

      This Bowmore is bottled at the minimum alcohol level. Therefore I did not add any water to it.
    • Taste
      This is an easy drinking Bowmore with a light texture and sweet and salt notes. I'm mainly thinking of honey, salted caramel, pepper and a slight smoke taste from toasted oak. The salted caramel might as well be salted popcorn.
    • Finish
      Sweet honey, citrus and a pinch of pepper are the signature of this medium finish. Towards the end it gets slightly drier with some aromatic tobacco.

  2. Patrick93 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  3. psiiik scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  4. mer1973 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  5. dirkmemphis scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Wolv scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    not as good as Bowmore Legend, but still a rather good quality/price ratio
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. HunterRomario scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The aroma is solid, the taste is sparse, such a smoky peat, with a more pronounced reverberation. Litrovka za 500? What more we want, it seems like a good enough purchase for an undemanding Islay sipping.
    • Nose
      A lot of sweet peat. Sweetness is candy, reminds of candy wool or Turkish honey, vanilla and citrus. Bowmore peat can still be seen.
      In deeper exploration in glencairn, the animal scent, clay, decaying leaves. I'm impressed by the smell. (83 b)
    • Taste
      A thin body is very appetizing, a very thin, water-like, sweetish single malt, but also alcoholic. The flavor is quite long,
      smoky, and the impression of taste slightly improves. (79 b)

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