Bowmore Black Rock

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Predominately Ex-Spanish Sherry Casks
40.0 % Vol.
1000 ml 1000 ml 1000 ml 1000 ml
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Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
05 Apr 2014 4:31 pm by wacher

Average value

€ 76.76

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Black Rock

73 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.41 points

  1. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      68 68

  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    It lacks body, thin, watery overall impression, a weak Bowmore
    • Nose
      Smoke, extinguished fire from the day before, blackcurrant, sherry, oak, gypsum bandages, some dark chocolate
    • Taste
      Moss, salt, smoke, sherry, some iodine, but in the overall impression very thin
    • Finish
      Long, but watery

  4. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Great, they made the 12 yo as a non-age malt and put some 15 yo sherried Bowmore into it + a lot of E150a. Result: Forgettable malt that by color fakes age and flavor intensity. Not needed, next one, please.

  5. ezioaudit scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

  6. tangtang scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A very special Bowmore to put it that way. If you give it a lot, a lot of time in the glass, it gets a little better and more sweet and dark fruits come through in taste. for in between or with a meal it is ok But unfortunately not more.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. Holzwurm scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      76 76

  8. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    it's not for me
    it's solid but too simple
    • Nose
      light sherry becomes stronger, gentle smoke, leather becomes more, rubber (tires), earthy, light rice, ash, dried herbs
      later slightly dark cherries
    • Taste
      soft, silky and oily on the palate
      starts rather thin and pale
      slightly raisins, spicy, slightly sherry, smoke, dried and tart herbs
    • Finish
      short to medium long
      Smoke, light sherry, asphalt, rubber, light red berries, green herbs, tart

  9. Koalafant scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    BLINDTASTING 2016-04-10
    Yesterday I discovered the blind sample # 22 from package 1 by Heiko Damm, which stood in the oak cabinet along with many other samples to ripen ;-) and looked at me sadly. So I took heart, took the vial, a glass of oil and started the tasting.

    All in all a very balanced whisky with an interesting play of flavors, but for my taste it lacks assertiveness, probably due to a lack of percentages. I give 72 out of 100 points.
    I have no idea where to sort this drop. I would commit myself to Scotland, but I would like to hold back on a region or even a distillery assignment. Although: recently I had a finch in the glass that was quite similar to this one. I also suspect that it has 40% and has been (re) matured in a wine barrel.
    • Nose
      A rather dry fruitiness spread in my nose, which quickly turned into a sour note. Notes of gooseberries, red currants and strawberries and raspberries then sneaked into the aroma one after the other, whereby alcohol was not noticeable. After a few minutes, the acidic undertone disappeared, so that the drop became more pleasing.
    • Taste
      On the palate, a mixture of acidity and sweetness are balanced. Here, too, I found a pleasant fruitiness and I couldn't get rid of the impression that this malt? Was allowed to spend at least part of his time in a former wine barrel. Unfortunately, the drop was a bit weak, but was able to score with a nice interplay of various fruit flavors.
    • Finish
      Even in the medium-long aftertaste, the whisky seemed fairly balanced to me. Surprisingly, there was also a fine alcoholic sharpness.

  10. keizerjos scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Colorful mixture that is not very credible for a cheap NAS. Smoke bomb ripened on sherry. Iodine hits your nose; the taste is spicy and surprisingly tasty - I had intended that he could not be good, low score, bad reviews, bad reputation. Star anise, sage, dry smoke, pretty good. Not a topper but better than expected. 46% had really been better. 83 points, the 79.3 are really too tight.


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