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Bowmore Legend

Overall rating 97 votes 78.41
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
01.02.2011
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010496010815
Added on
10 Oct 2013 2:40 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

280 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 20
Taste 19
Finish 19
Balance 20

Tastingtags

19 Notes

whiskyandco
Expert Junior whiskyandco Note
27 Oct 2017 8:56 pm
whiskyandco gave this whisky 80 points
AliB
Member Senior AliB Review note
03 Mar 2017 5:41 pm
AliB gave this whisky 80 points
Weighted Rate
79.9
Nose
79
Initial taste
83
Body
80
Finish
76
Price
83
Presentation
80
valery77
Expert Junior valery77 Review note
11 Feb 2017 3:43 pm
valery77 gave this whisky 78 points
Weighted Rate
78.1
Nose
84
Initial taste
81
Body
75
Finish
70
Price
81
Presentation
80
JürgenWhisky
Member Senior JürgenWhisky Review note
07 Feb 2017 8:22 pm
JürgenWhisky gave this whisky 75 points
Weighted Rate
74.7
Nose
73
Initial taste
71
Body
72
Finish
79
Price
76
Presentation
81
markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Note
15 Jan 2017 9:50 am
markjedi1 gave this whisky 80 points

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.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
Usl1978
Member Senior Usl1978 Review note
21 Oct 2016 6:11 pm
Usl1978 gave this whisky 77 points
Weighted Rate
77.2
Nose
77
Initial taste
78
Body
78
Finish
79
Price
76
Presentation
72
Dre73
Expert Senior Dre73 Review note
04 Sep 2016 2:32 am
Dre73 gave this whisky 83 points

Een alleraardigste whisky, een prettige mildere turf, waarbij ook ruimte is voor zoetere invloeden. De eerste nipjes overheerst nog de turf (salmiak), maar daarna wordt het steeds romiger en zoeter.
Voor zijn prijs een zeer acceptabele whisky, heb genoeg whisky's gedronken die duurder waren maar minder te bieden hebben. Prima daily dram.

Weighted Rate
83.1
Nose
83
Initial taste
83
Body
83
Finish
82
Price
86
Presentation
83
Dre73
Expert Senior Dre73 Tasting note
04 Sep 2016 2:26 am
Dre73 gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Turf, licht rokerig, leer, ziltig. Ook wat citrus, en honing

Taste

Eerste nip: salmiak! En turf, rokerig, peperig, tabak, houtsvuur. Ook zoet, honing, witte chocola. Na meerdere slokjes: steeds romiger, boter.

Finish

Neigt naar middellang, turf, rokerig, peperig, licht honing. Beetje bitter op het eind.

Comments

Een wat mildere geturfde whisky, waarbij het rokerige bepaald niet allesoverheersend is, maar ook ruimte voor fruitigheid (in de neus) en zoetigheid (in neus én smaak). De whisky wordt per nipje steeds wat romiger van structuur.

ApricotOne
Expert Senior ApricotOne Review note
08 Jul 2016 10:26 pm
ApricotOne gave this whisky 77 points



Weighted Rate
77.4
Nose
80
Initial taste
76
Body
79
Finish
75
Price
77
Presentation
77
drkrylov
Connoisseur drkrylov Review note
25 Jun 2016 7:47 am
drkrylov gave this whisky 80 points
Weighted Rate
80
Nose
80
Initial taste
80
Body
80
Finish
80
Price
80
Presentation
80
Yuri Krylov

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