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Overall rating
82.10/100
votes
148
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Label
New Label
Barcode
5010496000694
Added on
26 Apr 2013 12:03 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 72,07

10 × in wishlist

148 × member ratings

549 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Enigma

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.10 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    a very harmonious whisky, which nevertheless has tension
    and acts through a constant interplay of flavors like encrypted
    Enigma's name is Motto
    He looks feminine on me with a dark, seductive side
    he wants something from us, but he shows it to us gently
    he is not my whisky,

    but I want to know him in my stock

    and drink with friends on occasion
    I had this same argument today
    In principle, I agree with you
    many say he should be high percent, just have a bit more drive
    So basically a good idea, it could make the Enigma a bit racy
    but maybe,
    exactly the Enigma motto
    the gentle mysterious encryption
    get lost with it
    what makes him so special

    I think if you want to understand a whisky
    you should try to understand the idea behind it
    • Nose
      dark fruit and herbs, very pleasant
    • Taste
      soft dark fruit (like we red plum), in the background freshly raised peaty soil> coffee and clearly chocolate> pleasantly gentle peat smoke and intense spiciness> sea salt and sherry sweetness
      bright notes of lemon and hay
    • Finish
      tall, Tabak am Meer

  2. schengel10 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    The darker version of the Bowmore 12 years - in the liter bottle (Travel Retail) - only bottled until 2013 - a neat malt with great value for money!
    • Nose
      pleasant nose; tender peat smoke, dark fruits, sweet sherry;
    • Taste
      great approach, dark fruits, sherry aromas, sweetness, honey, campfire smoke, a bit woody, spicy oak, salt, well-balanced;
    • Finish
      medium length finish; sweet cherries and smoke fade away;

  3. Punktar scored this whisky 67 points Connoisseur

    There's nothing there. For me it is superfluous.
    • Nose
      70 70
      Hardly any smoke, very light. Some cocoa powder and ripe, dark fruits.
    • Taste
      65 65
      A bit spicy at the beginning, some smoke and then dominating something like hay. In addition a little prickle on the tongue. Well, you have to like it. (I do not do it).
    • Finish
      65 65
      Very short, a little lighter smoke and then it's gone.

  4. Dram-Nick scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Portfolioman scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Actually, a wonderful, smoky sherry keg whisky, which is unfortunately a bit too weak with 40%. very tasty, easy to drink
    • Nose
      cold campfire smoke, honey
    • Taste
      Smoke (cold ash) that spreads in the mouth, sherry sweetness, herbaceous, overall pleasant the 40% are too little, a bit thin
    • Finish
      smoky, sweet

  6. Albaron scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    Well, not bad, a simple standard, but nothing more, can not quite convince. This vegetable note bothers a bit, as well as this caramel flavor, which seems a bit contrived, it would be better Bowmore would not use E150a and a little more alcohol might do him good too.
    • Nose
      somewhat oily, slightly maritime, moist raisins, slightly bitter, dark caramel, a green note of vegetables, like spring onions but only very weak, with a hint of smoke
    • Taste
      a bit bitter, with herbs, the green notes of vegetables from the nose are also here, the raisins too, but not so juicy, the dark caramel also comes from the dye, of which here is probably plenty in it, to the end again bitter
    • Finish
      Bitter from the caramel and the barrel, plus some smoke and then a few raisins

  7. OnkelBiff scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. pelle86 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  9. AAA scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. irrerelevant scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    good allrounder, but nothing special, lacks some substance and character. The 12-year old does it better for me
    • Nose
      has a bit of everything: peat, sherry, vanilla, caramel, apple, pear, but nothing is outstanding
    • Taste
      same as the nose, touch of oak, quite thin, little winy
    • Finish
      short, thin, smoke, dry oak

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