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Bowmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
82.39/100
votes
143
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2003
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Seagulls, green stripe cap
Barcode
5010496080818
Added on
11 Nov 2008 4:37 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 180,00

13 × in wishlist

143 × member ratings

473 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 12-year-old

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.39 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Great standard for then 30 €. I used to love the "fatter", sweeter Enigma (maybe I fell for the name and the black box), today I like this elegant one better.
    • Nose
      light, clear, cool smoke, flowery (violet / lavender?), slightly fruity (nectarine?), some lemony / salty freshness, sweetness, malt, honey behind
    • Taste
      first the violet note, which turns into an exotic, slightly bitter fruitiness, then dark chocolate, oak, with cold, elegant smoke
    • Finish
      medium long, dry, a little salt, pepper and dark chocolate

  2. domani scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very pleasing Bowmore, surprisingly little smoke, I like it better than today's standard 12-year-old - 02/23/2020
    • Nose
      85 85
      Smoke rather subtle and reserved, light sherry aroma, some cherry, maybe yellow plum, the alcohol note is noticeable, over time it becomes greasy-sweet and spicy
    • Taste
      84 84
      Very oily, chocolate, smoky, intense salivation, smoked bacon, spicy
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium

  3. AlbertJohn scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

  4. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Unhurried 12YO, balanced and round.
    • Nose
      Smoke meets fruit sweet. The smoke is gentle and mild, the fruity smell of oranges, peaches and apricots. A little spice comes through, light sea breeze, a little musty old wood.
    • Taste
      At the beginning, slightly oily with restrained smoke and grilled peaches and apricots. Orangenmus. Over time, wood flavors. A floral, floral touch comes. Are these the violets?
    • Finish
      Medium to short, with orange, wood and soft smoke.

  6. Helgo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  7. ASWhisky scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    good and easy to drink an always welcomed dram
    • Nose
      Sweet sweetie
      floral note
      orange
      salt water
      light maritime smoke
    • Taste
      fresh maritime orange kick
      slightly fruity smoke on the palate
      pleasant mouthfeel
      some wood, slightly chocolate a touch of soap
    • Finish
      medium to short
      the mouth disappears pleasantly on the throat

  8. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    More exciting than today's 12er (2016)
    • Nose
      Very light with beautiful sherry notes, hardly any smoke noticeable, the typical violet note is subtly present, the basic character is rather sweetish, a bit spicy
    • Taste
      Something more smoke in the mouth, sweet and creamy, sherry and again the violet perfume
    • Finish
      Aftertaste slightly alcoholic, drier, still dark fruits and teams dry smoke

  9. lupowolf63 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

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

  10. Cast Olila scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

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