Bowmore Black Rock

Overall rating
79.45/100
votes
616
Whiskybase ID
WB53729
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Predominately Ex-Spanish Sherry Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml 1000 ml 1000 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
L142107
Barcode
5010496003824
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
05 apr 2014 4:31 pm by wacher
Colored

Average value

€ 104.56

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Whisky reviews for Bowmore Black Rock

75 users have left 78 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 79.45 points.

  1. Martinesk scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Unmistakably Bowmore. It's got the leather, it's got the sweetness, it's got the smoke, if it still had relevant alcohol it could be a great whisky.
    But it is only a supermarket bottling with the potential to generate new whisky drinkers.
    I wouldn't give more than 30 euros for it in 2022.

  2. ThorstenH scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
      The typical Bowmore notes come through, with a delicious fruit. The smoky note goes a bit in the direction of tar.
    • Taste
      83 83
      A bit too flat, although the fruity notes come through nicely and make up the best part of the experience. Some pepper.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Mitellanger Abgang.

  3. KB201 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    If you look out the windows of the Bowmore Distillery, you can see the Black Rock in the distance. He gave the bottling its name. The Black Edition was mostly matured in Spanish sherry barrels.
    • Nose
      83 83
      The classic Bowmore smokiness is combined with raisins, pepper, warm cocoa beans and baked oranges.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Lots of sherry and peat smoke followed by black currants, caramel syrup and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Wonderfully balanced with smoke and sea salt.

  4. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nose on nuts and apricots, a bit of smoke, but it's light. We are moving towards iron filings, coarse sea salt. The fruits stand out, peach, prune, a few grapes. Unfortunately, it lacks intensity. At the end, some hints of a rather oily peat. In the mouth, it's watery, we just smell traces of plants and vague spices, paprika, turmeric, pinch of pepper. These are stronger, without convincing. Hazelnut butter. Banana not very ripe. However, the finish is passable, certainly not very long, but tasty, on grilled steak, charcoal. Pleasant.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2022/01/bowmore-black-rock.html
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Funtik scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    18 18 18 18
    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      70 70

  6. 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.

  7. ezioaudit scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

  8. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    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

  9. Holzwurm scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  10. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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

  11. 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.

  12. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Pyromann scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Peaty one from Bowmore. Rather heavy, nicely combines smoke and peat with sherry sweetness.
    • Nose
      Rather soft, heavy and oily-like nose. Earthy notes, tobacco.
    • Taste
      Heavy, smoke and notes of peat, everything in more like softened, polished way. Some sherry sweetness.
    • Finish
      Smokey, but kind of soft. Medium long.

  16. MGHOW scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Starts off well, the nose is great a symphony of barbecued seashore,but all spoiled by a cloying saltiness which abides and dominates.

  17. Andreas W. scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    This is not a worthy successor to the Enigma for me. Too young, slightly metallic and not very intense and not really complex except for the typical Bowmore smoke. I had hoped for more and would rather go back to the Bowmore 12 or on my remnants of the Enigma back.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  18. M134481 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Free superficial smell, smoky (secretly characteristic of Bowmore).

    Taste includes more flavors.

    The finish has disappeared very quickly.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Citrus, pepper, smoke and peat. What's more, you smell something sweet, leather and chocolate.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Pepper, smoke, peat, leather, caramel, citrus, orange, cotton candy and green apple.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Pepper and citrus fruit.

      Unfortunately the finish disappears very quickly.

  19. ARDBERG scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  20. Willum scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  21. ApricotOne scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Typical Bowmore camp fire smoke which is there from the beginning, behind it some dark fruits, salt On the palate, citrus fruits emerge from the rather sourish variety. Little complex Departure relatively short despite the smoke, this is then also about longer.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  22. whiskycuse scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/bowmore-black-rock-ob-2014/

  23. vojt466 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant whisky that promises in the smell of things that can not bring in taste and reverberation. Of course, I would not defeat her, bad drinking is not
    • Nose
      Earthquake, gravel smell, medicine, peat and quite distinct greens. Matolin, lemon peel in combination with creamy caramel and nugget. Later, the gum and hints of the sherry.
    • Taste
      Peat, fruit gum, medicine, woodyness, more acidic fruit tones. In a few moments he sinks into oranges and dried fruit. The taste is not bad, but it is so subtle and delicate (although some of that delicate spice will appear after a while)
    • Finish
      Peat, rubber, some vanilla, burnt toast, again spicy spices that warm up and hold on for a long time

  24. Whiskybayer scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

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

  25. p4blo scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Well, you can't expect too much for a whisky that costs roughly 25€ per liter, can you? A nice alternative to JW for mixers, not exactly a single malt to contemplate.
    • Nose
      Quite some smoke covering faint fruity notes of berries, raisins and caramel. Very straightforward.
    • Taste
      Thin, waterish and rather simple. Notes of indistinctive dried fruits, caramel and ash.
    • Finish
      Short, on ash and caramel.

  26. Dionysus scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  27. mer1973 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  28. chlinatele scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Easy Drinking Malt. Not bad but not very complex .. More Vol. Would be more interesting ...
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  29. Mannix65 scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

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

  30. Andytka3 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    N- Lowest strength from the "Junior Bowmore Trilogy" (with the other two
    bottled at 43%) make it rather less desirable. Marine smokes, soft
    fresh peat with some plastic, not very much but still pleasant and
    lingering fishy notes does reminded me of Islay.

    P- Burnt cardboard, hollow and puffy. Syrupy sweet cola and salty seaweed.

    F- Interesting creamy peanut butter, medium with coats of spicy earths and salt sticking around for quite a while.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  31. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Not as tasty as the AS predecessor Enigma (you could think, Enigma and 100 ° 50/50 mixed and diluted to 40%), as a beginner drinkable and good with 37 € / liter PLV.
    • Nose
      medium, aromatic smoke, slightly herbal (dried herb mixture, hay), raisins, damp, decaying old wood
    • Taste
      subtle smoke, raisins, sherry, slightly metallic, ash
    • Finish
      medium, slightly burnt, bitter (citrus bitter?), a little bit of spice and salt

  32. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  33. J23 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  34. alectron scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    5cl sample
    • Nose
      Smokey, prosciutto, granite & chalk, nutty sherry, some berries, 83
    • Taste
      smoke & some sherry, berry wine gummies, faint bowmore fruit sparkle 84
    • Finish
      more smoke & not much else, alc too low, turning flat, only hints of what Bowmore's distillate is capable of. 78

  35. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  36. Tauti scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    At Christmas or a warm summer evening And to be honest: sometimes for cooking ...
    • Nose
      Light peat smoke well combined with orange peel, pepper nuts and grape berries ...
    • Taste
      Also here orange and peat smoke but unpleasant alcoholic hot for me. Otherwise bitter-sweet and leathery.
    • Finish
      short and dry. Pepper and smoke stay longer.

  37. peatbogger scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    A gentle lightly peated Bowmore.

    Little shy on the nose.

    Just the right sweetness and nice ballance.

    Way to much artificial color, and it would have been interesting to taste this at a higher ABV.
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  38. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  39. The Macallan scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    Not my cup of tea, it lacks of the good old Bowmore style!

    Gave this one away to someone who hopefully enjoys this bottle more then I do.
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      69 69
    • Finish
      65 65

  40. Achany scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    nice salty, peaty Bowmore, fine influence of the sherry casks. good to drink. an easy going introduction to Islay whisky. I liked it!
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  41. sammy01 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      80 80

  42. Hvdree scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  43. Sb17sw scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  44. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  45. Guntis scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  46. Hifonics1985 scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    A very easy Bowmore that would not have hurt a little more alcohol. No age and dyed like the world champions. Price is too high. For entry into the world of smokers or as a lightweight alternative in the summer useful.

    79 points
    • Nose
      light smoke, orange, flowery towards violets. some sea air, very light and pleasant, but alcoholic note is noticeable
    • Taste
      Smoke more pronounced than in the nose, strong sweet, orange, slightly spicy, cinnamon, nutmeg, slightly weak
    • Finish
      Honey, fruity, very short the smoke remains

  47. toklian scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Serge V says:
    Bowmore 'Black Rock' (40%, OB, travel retail, +/-2015)
    No age, 40%, a dark colour, travel retail… Sounds a bit like a pimped
    Trabant, doesn’t it. It’s partly aged in sherry casks. Colour: amber.
    Nose: not a lot, not a lot. Some seawater, blackcurrants, whiffs of bay
    leaves, orange blossom, seaweed fire, ginger… It’s all relatively
    discreet, and rather spicy/grassy. I enjoy these notes of dried kelp on a
    beach, though. A little sandalwood. Mouth: what I find very satisfying
    is that the off notes that we used to find in the sherried Bowmores from
    the 1990s or early 2000s are gone, totally gone. Now, this caramel,
    millionaire shortbread (there used to be a wee bakery opposite the
    distillery in Bowmore where you could find some excellent Millionaire
    shortbread, but it seems that they’re not there anymore) and marmalade
    make it a little thick. But balance is there, and there’s no excessive
    sweetness, nor is it oaky. In fact, it’s pleasant. Finish: a little
    short and maybe a notch drying (you feel it on the sides and back of
    your mouth), but this smoky caramel is good. Comments: not bad at all.
    Probably not for die-hard Bowmore fans, but no one should be
    disappointed. A little low in strength, and maybe in peat. SGP:554 - 80 points.

  48. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: Bowmore smoke, raisins, chocolate, caramel, honey, oranges, oak
    Taste: a bit watery, Sherry with Bowmore smoke, some oak
    Finish: Sherry, Ruach, salty, oak, dark chocolate

  49. Albaron scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    The nose is still quite aromatic, but the taste can not match. Very feeble-hearted and does not offer much complexity. Uncomplicated.

    Blind tasted as part of an advent calendar action.
    • Nose
      Alcohol, some smoke, sherry, raisins, aromatic, but also looks a bit young, because slightly metallic, a bit green, it works, spices mix with herbs
    • Taste
      Sweet, some raisins, very light sherry, very flat
    • Finish
      a touch of oak and sherry, which fade quickly

  50. JohannesB scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    For beginners in the world of Bowmore or smoky whiskys not uninteresting. A very harmonious nose and surprisingly powerful, beautiful smoke - I like that very much. Mouth feel and finish but then comparatively thin, here more volume percent alcohol and a few older barrels would have worked wonders.
    • Nose
      Typical Bowmore smoke, slightly herbal-herbal with a hint of lavender, combines with oranges, peaches, mirabelles, mangoes and vanilla. Add some sea salt, limestone and a minimal touch of oak. Overall, very fresh and a little youthful for the sonorous name "Black Rock".
    • Taste
      Very light, even slightly watery on the tongue. Sweet honey, soft sherry, peach rings and vanilla biscuits. Again some salt and also a little clearer smoke.
    • Finish
      Medium long and bittersweet sounds the Black Rock. Tobacco, smoke, herbs and latte. At the end the European oak grows stronger and brings some ginger and strong cocoa.

  51. Landryn scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      74 74

  52. Taita scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Not bad, but a little rough
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, orange and other citrus, raisin, lychee, wax
    • Taste
      Oily, peat, wood, peper, orange, leather, herbs
    • Finish
      Wood, peat, peper, herbs

  53. MadScientist scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  54. whiskydude did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Nose : quite waxy, impressive... beeswax drenched in sherried spirit, hints of citrus and salt 

    Taste: a little hot at first, a wonderful mustiness, light smoke in the back. cinnamon and christmas cake, a good smoked molasses breakfast, salted chocolate
    Finish : almonds and smoke, medium pleasant finish
    Comments : For a Travel OB this is really pleasant, good sherry/bourbon balance. This could take on a Talisker Travel OB

  55. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Drinkable. Liqueur-like. Mirabelle. Peaches. Candied oranges. Lemons. Some pepper. Floral notes. Subtle smoke in the background. Overall, a nice nose, a few percent more but would have been very good to face.
    • Taste
      Very mild start. Peaches. Apples. The sherry portion is to be guessed. Smokier. Oily. Something metallic.
    • Finish
      Medium. Peaches. Pepper. Some oak. Metallic again.

  56. Gloin scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    The BR tastes certainly synonymous people who usually drink only cherry liqueur. He is very sweet and soft, but clearly too shallow
    • Nose
      light, oranges, not too clear, but very sweet sherry, delicate smoke, citrus and sea; all intertwined, very aromatic, but unfortunately also somehow superficial. Are there perhaps just a few percent missing? After all, he has only 40th Nevertheless, the overall package is quite right and makes you want to drink it
    • Taste
      The first impression is very sweet and soft, but also somewhat foul. That in turn reminds of the sea. Smoke is barely perceptible, oak not at all. He stays sweet and then comes ... nothing, just sweetie
    • Finish
      For a moment oak flashes and is gone again, there is nothing left of the sherry, but a bit more smoke and again a bit foul. He quickly disappeared completely

  57. molar3rd scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: starts sweet with quire some fruit. A dirty sherry note too. Earthy sort of farmy peat. Some gunpowder , pepper and custard. Interesting. Very much so. Gets better with time. Let it breath, and see how it does improve and reveals more complexity.

    Palate: A nice peaty feel to it. Bit of mint. Then a warm sensation of sweet fruit. Stewed compote. Sweet smoke. Plum. Coffee. Sultana. Lovely sherry without any rubber or off notes. Lovely In fact.

    Finish: Pepper. Dried fruit mixed with peat smoke. Sticky plum syrup. Very long and very satisfying.

    While I’ve had better bowmores, this is a surprisingly well made dram, It’s young alright but it does not suffer the young age maladies, and feels very good on the palate, with the right balance of peat and sherry. A good buy if you’re a Bowmore fan and you’re traveling soon. I liked it quite a bit.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2014/06/08/the-bowmore-travel-retail-range-part-i-black-rock-nas/

     

  58. Paulski88 scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    The nose is really good, in the taste and the finish it lacks in maturity. I mean to taste a metallic youth, which also bothers a little. He clearly lost compared to the Enigma.
    Noteworthy is the watery and thin body, which does not fit at all to the really great aroma.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      72 72

  59. [2stoned] aKu scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Well, just to drink casually, true joys delights do not arise. Is he good as a successor to the Enigma? Rather not. Is similar in the nose, but looks thinner and younger overall. In the mouth and finish he is already boring. In addition, in the glass he also loses neat aroma. I do not really need a whole liter of it.
    • Nose
      rather less smoke which seems to have a medical effect, sherry, slightly musty, lemon and clementine, a trace of wild honey, it could even have hidden Black Forest ham behind it all
    • Taste
      soft and slightly thin, light honey sweetness, a little bit of wild berries from which the currant easily stands out
    • Finish
      a bit of sherry and smoke, a bit of coffee but got too much cream, is drier, a little metallic bitterness comes through, except for the metallic rather short

  60. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Delicious but not necessarily 100% my taste.
    • Nose
      Smoke is present, then a few grapes and a little vanilla.
    • Taste
      Soft, a bit sweet, some sherynotes come through. A little alcohol on the tongue may cause associations of pepper and rough seas.
    • Finish
      Long, a bit woody with sherry notes.

  61. 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

  62. fhomi67 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    Failed attempt to replace old age with too much European wood.
    The Enigma was much better!

  63. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    a tasty drinking whisky
    All in all, however, he is (too) interchangeable and meaningless
    • Nose
      pleasant smoke, but very discreet, distant campfire, ashes, fruits, but no idea what and humid moss
    • Taste
      mild, soft, salty, fruit, barely smoke, barely oak ... and then it was ...
    • Finish
      short

  64. elfcad did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    After a half year this fluid became undrinkable. smells like cardboard, tastes like a chimney. Don't store an open bottle too long!
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  65. dirkmemphis scored this whisky 81 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  66. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    Hmm, my first Bowmore, who did not convince me.
    • Nose
      I like it, light smoke, sweet oranges and subtle something that I smell after the third time, as Werther's real would call.
    • Taste
      Unfortunately does not hold, what the nose promises, very oily, again subtle smoke, much less sweetness and fruit than expected after Verriechen, rather dry oak, you hardly notice alcohol and in the background now hovers a salt note.
    • Finish
      the oak gets drier, but does not last very long.

  67. Cipidos scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Salt, caramal, little smoke. Although not stron in alcohol it has a great body. It has also some sherry touches. A good finish
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  68. Wolv scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      81 81

  69. HunterRomario scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A pleasantly sweet smell, I came to a lot of milk chocolate, a smoothy peat, a tinge of forest fruit and smoke. (85 b)
    • Taste
      Chocolate, peat, oatmeal, fruit juice from currant. Simple but effective on me. The body is somewhat thinner (especially it sounded in direct battle with Talisker Dark Storm), but it is not as sparse and waterlike as the Surf. (83 b)

  70. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      74 74

  71. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The added caramel makes the colour match the nose and taste. You might like this if you like the typical Bowmore taste. Otherwise, leave this and pick a Tempest :)
    • Nose
      Bowmore saltiness, chocolate, coffee, caramel. Some sweetness.
    • Taste
      Quite strong for 40%, again the caramel, coffee taste with some sweetness and saltiness. Tastes almost exactly as it smells. Quite nice, although not very complex.
    • Finish
      Oaky bitterness, not that long. The least aspect of this whisky.

  72. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Nose: young and peaty, with some vanilla, some sherry aromas (dried fruit, spices) and a few other red fruits. But honestly, I'm worried that there's a lot of New Make fruitiness. Honestly, my nose disappoints a little. So far, I'm used to a bit of a mustiness from Bowmore, but I really appreciated that. This is just young and fresh ... too young.

    Mouth: Here he is doing a little better, even if he can not hide the youth. Still rather bitter-fruity, a little vanilla and not as smooth as the Enigma, rather a bit stronger.

    Finish: bitter-sweet, tendency to tart, some licorice, tobacco and quite peaty for a Bowmore.

    Conclusion: I am frankly a little disappointed. The sherry is doing pretty well, the smoke is stronger than expected, but the whisky behind it is clearly too young. I just do not like New Make flavors in whisky, especially smokers.

  73. Ruud6421 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      74 74

  74. ducksingel did not rate this whisky Editor

    The color promises a lot, but nose and taste are rather a deception. It's thin (one can call that light, but light sounds too positive for me) and it comes no further than the front of the mouth. The finish is not long and quite sharp.

  75. wbarchive_73116 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Probably rather extensively colored as you sometimes tend to do in travel retail, but an overall pleasant experience. At 40% Vol. this is really just a light version of Bowmore, pretty easy to drink and not at all complex.
    • Nose
      Very light sherry aromas, light peat smoke and a bit of stale, maybe even mouldy, water
    • Taste
      Quite pleasant, not very complex, just a Bowmore "light" really
    • Finish
      This one didn't come to stay, pretty short finish with a slight oak bitterness

  76. ASWhisky scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    he is still flat-chested (quote) and young
    nice to drink

    does not make me nervous but okay
    • Nose
      young, slightly alcoholic, raisins, wood notes with chocolate
      a lot of orange, stale salty seawater
    • Taste
      you feel the alcohol, but pleasant
      there are chocolate and peat, some dark fruit, light smoke
    • Finish
      Medium bitter a little bitter .. chocolate dry, peat, in the end malt sweetness with chocolate ... and there we have a touch of salt liquorice

  77. Andy scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

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