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Bowmore 18-year-old

Overall rating
85.15/100
votes
152
Whiskybase ID
51916
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
without frame around "18"
Barcode
5010496001400
Added on
06 Feb 2014 7:02 pm by MasterMalt
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 136.50

12 × in wishlist

152 × member ratings

380 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 18-year-old

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.15 points

  1. Donpistoni scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

  2. sarthur71 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. aw-home scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: peat smoke with sherry and ripe citrus fruits, maritime notes, chocolate and oak notes.
    Taste: Peat puff with sherry and ripe citrus fruits, caramel, chocolate and oak aromas.
    Finish: Long with sherry and ripe citrus fruits, peat smoke, maritime notes, vanilla and oak notes.

  4. keizerjos scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    1/2 011118 Nice rusty color, warm, rich oak nose with soft turf aromas. There is also vanilla in the scent. The mouth is surprisingly sweet and soft, no peat bomb at all. Honey, a trace of resin, salt. A bit salty in the aftertaste. There is something scary in the aftertaste. I like it. But not 120 euros tasty.
    2/2 231118 Smell of peat and wood. Cardboard in the taste, there. Soft and warm and comforting, not as nuanced as the last time but I have a cold. I taste tobacco, almost cigar.
    At the third tasting I have very good hard luck. Nevertheless, the Bowmore remains intact. The spicy, soft taste, with some star anise, is refined - although, with an ABV of 43%, the edge of this 18YO could be a little softer. Great dram, way too expensive.

  5. Marvin B. scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

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

  6. Andreas W. scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  7. YuraLM scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Light smoke, dustiness, red berries then basil, mint, leaf of the cut, plum
    • Taste
      Sweet, leaf of the cut, plum, medical herbs
    • Finish
      Avergae-lasting, cut, plum, medical herbs

  8. The Macallan scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Nice stuff, balanced, but not an ace.
    • Nose
      A pleasant peatsmoke, slightly medicinal, earthy, some sherry notes, later more fruit and bayleaves
    • Taste
      First some sherry then the smokyness, briny and full flavors
    • Finish
      Smoky like lapsang souchong tea, spicy and some bayleaves

  9. ApricotOne scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Helgo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Not bad, but somehow too little for a Bowyo 18yo OA. The nose is very thin and takes a long time to develop. Some fruitiness and a slight smoky note, a little salt and a minimal peppery note in the taste are too little.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

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