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Bowmore Enigma

Overall rating
81.58/100
votes
510
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Barcode
5010496000694
Added on
04 Nov 2008 4:01 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 64,41

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Enigma

52 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.58 points

  1. whiskyd scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Compared to the normal 12er Enigma is a little less elegant, but sweeter, milder, a bit earthier. With 30-35 € / liter in his time had an unbeatable value for money and if you still get it somewhere today, I would find 60 € not over the top, so delicious it is always.
    • Nose
      smoky-sweet, chocolate, earth, warm, moist hay, plus a light fresh breeze with salt and lemon
    • Taste
      smoky, bittersweet grape nut chocolate with salt & pepper (mild), very tasty
    • Finish
      medium to long, cocoa, salt, pepper, smoke remains quite a long time with a slight blackberry and licorice note

  3. Mannheimer scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Although the sherry share is slightly higher than the regular 12-year-old, it does not taste much better, even much worse. Indicates that a plethora of E150 has been dumped.
    Too watery on the palate, leaves the impression as if it had matured in a sponge barrel. Bowmore got lost completely here. Fortunately I only bought it for 35.90 € in 2014.
    • Nose
      Musty sherry, rancid smoke and sponge.
    • Taste
      Extremely watery, sherry and smoke do not play together, wet wood and a hint of milk chocolate and ripeness.
    • Finish
      Shortly (luckily),

  4. Fight65 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Svenson scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Whiskydream.de writes:

    Bowmore 12 years Enigma In terms of color, the Enigma is a bit darker (according to distillery description "deep bronze") than the Bowmore 12 in the glass, which may be due to the higher sherry barrel portion.
    The sherry is also the first controlling aroma in the nose. Connected with flowery-sweet notes (heather) and later added maritime (salty) flavors and some smoke a quite successful beginning of tasting. (84)
    In the mouth, salty-sweet flavors continue, well integrated are some pepper and smoke. Furthermore malt, heather, hay. Overall, round and quite complex with medium sharpness (slightly less than Bowmore 12). (82)
    The warming finish is of medium length in the throat, while in the mouth linger very long tingling oak and slight sweetness. (82)
    Overall rating: 83 points More info: http://whiskydream-de.webnode.com/tastings-az/b/

  6. steinrich scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Laga93 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. Patrick93 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. mer1973 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. aw-home scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

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