- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bourbon Barrels
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 10 Oct 2013 2:13 pm
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173 × member ratings
502 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Legend
22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.00 points
- For my money I was a lifesaver, but I feel that the alcohols are young, covered by a trail of light Ailovsky haze, but for the sophisticated company it’s just the conversation.
iodine, seaweed, smoke, apples, pears, citrus, cardboard
bitter oak, cardboard, black pepper, sugar, vanilla, smoke, honey, mint
smooth and short
A reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally boring Malt.
Thin and uneventful.Pretty much a young Bowmore out of tired casks.
- I don't know if I should note the bottle I bought in november 2017, or what the bottle became three months later.
I was in love when I opened it (lemon, apricot, orange, peat...), but the most interresting flavours are gone... Only lemon, orange or leather stayed... The peaty nose and flavour (which were well balanced) are totally gone !
(I reviewed the bottle when I opened it)
- Soft Entry
Last time I tried this young Bowmore, without age statement but with a strong name, was in 2010.
The nose is soft on all kinds of citrus fruit, sweetened with loads of karamel and a lost litchi. The smoke development is soft, somewhat drowned out in the honey and sweet malt.
It is nicely oily on the palate, sweet from the first sip with a lovely salty edge and clear hints of seawater and peat. Reminds me of a smoldering fire on the beach. Actually nicely balanced if you ask me, despite the fact that it is very easy to drink (well, the first does not exclude the second, does it?).
The finish is rather short and the smoke fades quickly, yielding the floor to the sweetness again.
Soft entry level malt at a very good price (around 25 to 35 EUR where I live). There are worse things to start 2017 with. Thanks, Pat.
- A most charming whisky, a pleasant milder peat, where there is also room for sweeter influences. The first nipple still dominates the peat (salmiak), but after that it becomes increasingly creamier and sweeter.
For his price a very acceptable whisky, drunk enough whiskys that were more expensive but have less to offer. Great daily dram.