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Bowmore 10-year-old

Overall rating
88.68/100
votes
262
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Devil's Casks - Small Batch Release
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
56.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010496003688
Added on
11 Sep 2013 3:26 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 674.48

68 × in wishlist

262 × member ratings

655 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 10-year-old

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.68 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      What? Painting, engine oil? This first nose detonates! Accompanied by an average peat evoking cigarette smoke, then later the tire. These strange notes are happily packed and slowly converted into burned acre. Behind, sherry is slow to express itself, but when it does finally, it is very deep, with black fruits. I also detected raspberries.
    • Taste
      The acrid smoke dominates and almost crushes the rest, initially. Ultra punchy! I was not ready for this Bowmore. Bright spices. Very fleshy, more and more same. Then, sweeter, thank you sherry.
    • Finish
      Finally soothed, rather sweet, with incense and black fruits.

      If the Bowmore Tempest series is the angelic side, this Devil Cask is definitely demonic! I liked but I was very destabilized by this almost aggressive peat, light years of the house style.

      Enthusiasm
      Nose 4/5
      Mouth & Finale 3/5

      Whisky n ° 1807

  2. Jackson05 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Bowmore works perfectly with sherry (when it’s a clean cask) and it’s a shame they never continued this series because it was great when it was the original price. Now it’s over analyzed because the secondary price is ridiculous.

    A little unharmonious with spirit and cask clashing. Comes across a little immature and brash at times, but with water becomes softer, creamier.
    • Nose
      85 85
      There is some sulphur, it’s not too bad and kind of melds with the youthful spirit and bold sherry. But if you’re sensitive maybe don’t drop £300+. Hot rubber, fire roasted strawberries, burnt cherries, white pepper, floral spice
    • Taste
      86 86
      Rich, but a spice attack right along with it. White pepper, grainy alcohol poking through, ginger. Ashy red berries. Water makes the whole creamier.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Charcoal, ash, spent matches, rubber, grainy alcohol, white and black pepper and a smoked berry paste. It’s young and hot. Better with water, it brings out the sherry and knocks down the spice.

  3. lapinbilly did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Version III is better in my memories
    • Nose
      A nose on peat, black fruits (cherries, grapes), and sherry is very intense, with a few drops of water arise malt and dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      On the palate it's powerful, the sherry dominates, the wood, the fruits finish on a salty note (iodine) which rout at the beginning
    • Finish
      The final is average peat takes over.

  4. ASWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    a special whisky, which builds up suspense through an interplay of aromas, a game of sweet and salty, with soft and spicy, flattering or tart, strong or tender, devilishly good on the back tongue and finish, mmh, I like them indeed and I am almost in heaven
    • Nose
      rather does not fit the color: ripe pears, a little hair spray, Gluehweinnote, warm asphalt, 2nd gear: a hint of chocolate cake with cherries
    • Taste
      ripe blackberries mix with dry dark chocolate, vanilla
      > light peat smoke and caramel> soft salt on dusty cocoa> dark ripe cherry
    • Finish
      long and beautiful, not massive and yet intense, dry smoke, peat, dark sweetness, again and again soft salt becomes sweet, what remains: ripe cherry with a hint of peaty dark chocolate

  5. Yyc123 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. A0525 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Yes it's really nice, but 300 to 900 euros by now? Rediculous.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Peat, blackberry, cranberry, dried goji berry, mocha and caramel.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Peat, mocha, cranberry, caramel, blackberry and spice.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Peat, mocha, blackberry, liquorice root and peanut butter.

  8. checkpointrk scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. whiskycuse scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/bowmore-10-yo-the-devils-cask-569vol-ob-2013/

  10. Marcallan38yo did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    This bottle was sold 290,00€ on The Whisky Auction Society (WAS) in March 2017

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