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Overall rating
77.85/100
votes
146
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
01.02.2011
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010496010815
Added on
10 Oct 2013 2:13 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 32,09

12 × in wishlist

146 × member ratings

400 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Legend

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.85 points

  1. KOQ24 scored this whisky 55 points Member Senior

    Nose:

    iodine, seaweed, smoke, apples, pears, citrus, cardboard

    Taste:

    bitter oak, cardboard, black pepper, sugar, vanilla, smoke, honey, mint

    Finish:

    smooth and short

    Overall:

    A reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally boring Malt.

    Thin and uneventful.Pretty much a young Bowmore out of tired casks.
    • Nose
      45 45
    • Taste
      55 55
    • Finish
      70 70

  2. zebeautiful scored this whisky 82 points Newbie

    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 !

    Disappointing.

    (I reviewed the bottle when I opened it)
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. AliB scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      76 76

  4. valery77 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      70 70

  5. JürgenWhisky scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      79 79

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    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.

  7. Usl1978 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      79 79

  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A somewhat milder peated whisky, in which the smoky is not overpowering, but also room for fruitiness (in the nose) and sweetness (in nose and taste). The whisky is becoming more creamy in structure per nipple.
    • Nose
      Peat, slightly smoky, leather, salty. Also some citrus, and honey
    • Taste
      First nip: salmiak! And peat, smoky, peppery, tobacco, wood fire. Also sweet, honey, white chocolate. After several sips: always creamier, butter.
    • Finish
      Tends to medium-long, peaty, smoky, peppery, light honey. Bit bitter at the end.

  10. ApricotOne scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      75 75

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