Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bourbon & Sherry Cask from America & Europe
43.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottle code
Added on
06 Apr 2014 7:37 pm by wacher

Average value

€ 57.80

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Gold Reef

44 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.56 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 76 points Specialist

    I have struggled to find a decent Bowmore at a reasonable price lately. This is no exception.
    • Nose
      77 77
      Sweet, yellow fruits, honey, some citrus, hint of vanilla.
      Malt and a hint of "clean" smoke.
      If I was mean I would say dull and boring, but I'm not, so I'll go with little excitement.
    • Taste
      80 80
      A bit better on the palate, still on sweet and yellow.
      The smoke is more expressive here.
      It's not bad, but I struggle to engage and really befriend it.
    • Finish
      72 72
      Almost astringent. bitter wood.
      Sweeter with some nutty notes on the very end of a short of medium length finish.
      With a sort of OK body it has the kind of finish that actually discourage me from taking another sip.

  2. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    very pleasant and much better than I expected due to the previous notes that I have read.
    I like the honey and creamy mouthfeel
    Also get an "easy-drinking" from me
    • Nose
      at the beginning, there are not many flavors.
      it takes a few minutes in the glass to unfold
      again subtle smoke, sweet Zirusfrüchte, oak and honey, yes a lot of honey. Very pleasant
    • Taste
      little smoke, a lot of honey-sweetness, light oak and a creamy and buttery mouthfeel

  3. ASWhisky scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    a nice whisky
    an always welcomed dram
    • Nose
      sweet orange, pineapple, vanilla, behind Islay with peat and salt water but far away
      salty laundry with pineapple juice
      quite ripe peach fruit whose peel is rubbed off with the hands
    • Taste
      soft and very ripe peach, oranges, some pineapple juice,
      Nut, creamy milk chocolate, seasoning & peat
      on the palate comes nice light smoke
    • Finish
      Sage, orange, peat
      Malt and a bit bitter sweetness
      Wood >>> a little salt liquorice
      >> Smoke comes again

  4. TsiAI scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    Room temperature when drinking: 24℃

    Viewing Eyes: golden smell Nose: miso, uncomfortable sherry bucket, artificial sweeteners, potions, expired desserts, accompanied by a pungent alcohol taste, some milk taste in the back Palate: bitter taste of tablets, milk , Dried fruit, expired nuts, a little bit of fruit vinegar, moderately salty, moderately smoky finish Finish: long, small theophylline hydrochloride tablets, aspartame, raw kelp body: medium, oily In general, obvious tannin and obvious bitterness

    Nose: 70/100
    Palate: 80/100
    Finish: 80/100
    Body: 80/100
    Overall: 77/100

  5. Koalafant scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    The malt doesn't convince me.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweet with notes of honey, papaya and honey melon with some cinnamon. Minimally smoky
    • Taste
      80 80
      Dry with honey and vanilla
    • Finish
      79 79
      medium length and quite dry with slight bitterness

  6. Pyromann scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    My second experience with Bowmore, and to say nice. An interesting combination of sweeter smoke in aroma with salinity, it develops in a glass.
    • Nose
      Wood, malt, grass tones, something tanned I can't describe (like tanned chocolate crunchy candies). Salt.
    • Taste
      Initially a little bit rough onset with a little smoke, but quite interesting and quite sleek develops.
    • Finish
      Sweeter and sleek, after a while he overlaps into a slain despite a little roughness

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 79 points Moderator

    Okayish but I don't like it too much
    • Nose
      80 80
      Woody, leather - the big boots on the leather couch
    • Taste
      79 79
      Oily, more leather
    • Finish
      78 78
      Medium long, warm, woody and leathery

  8. schengel10 scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    Travel Retail Bottling;
    • Nose
      süss, deulich Vanille, Rauch, Zitrusfrüchte (Mandarine, Pfirsisch);
    • Taste
      milder fruchtiger Antritt (Ananas, Pfirsisch), Vanille, Rauch, leichte Würze;
    • Finish
      mittellanger, würziger, fruchtiger Abgang; leicht bitter werdend;

  9. wbarchive_336582 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Malthead: 81 points

  10. Fight65 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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


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