Bowmore Laimrig

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch 4
Stated Age
15 years old
Sherry Cask Finish
54.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L142175 16:08 114
Added on
19 May 2014 7:09 pm by edei
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 363.82

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Laimrig

128 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.99 points

  1. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This Laimrig is, compared to the Devil's Casks, the gentler, rounder malt with the (for me) more pleasant smoke flavor. The Laimrig also tolerates some water and thereby gains sherry depth and fruit sweetness.
    • Nose
      Laimrig of gentle strength: the smoke, the earth tones and the sherry. The herbs give a fine foundation; All in all, compared to the Devil's Casks, they have a more mysterious, restrained nose.
    • Taste
      Comes nicely oily in the mouth, the alcohol tingles softly, then getting stronger, the smoke is more likely to Selchrauch, has lost some of the "Bowmore-Muffigkeit". Then comes a beautiful herbal note that complements the sherry well.
    • Finish
      The finish again is oak-accented and the herbal and forest soil notes are well remembered.

  2. Pollenflug scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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    • Nose
      At first surprisingly introverted, "bowmore-typical" smoke that threatens to sink into heavy sherry tunes. In the first few minutes, the high alcohol content (54.1%) is noticeable with a very slight stinging in the nose, but it disappears again after some time. Raisins, plums, blackcurrants, raspberries, oranges, leather and pipe tobacco rise from my glass. Some milk chocolate and already spicy oak notes join. After about 15 to 20 minutes, I feel the smoke more intense than at the beginning.
    • Taste
      Powerful start, the 54.1 volume percent push at the first moment properly. An incredibly oily, almost creamy mouthfeel is framed by a fine cloud of smoke with intense sherry flavors. Oranges, raisins, currants, cherries and heavy notes, such as leather, tobacco and spicy oak wood follow. A touch of salt and dark chocolate complete the multi-layered and harmoniously balanced aroma flavor.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky and sherrylastiger finish. Again, I find raisins, some tobacco, dark chocolate and spicy oak notes. Minimal bitterness and slightly drier.

  3. Edward MacKenzie scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Incredible Bowmore!
    For me, the perfect smoky sherry whisky!
    Typical Bowmore smoke with a big cargo
    Sherry influences like coffee, dark fruits and some leather.
    The successor is already ready ...

    Very strong 91/100

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Finally a good value for money Bowmore. And the sherry amount is excellent beside the peat.
    • Nose
      Peat and sherry. Raspberry, smoked ham, marzipan. Oak and ash.
    • Taste
      More sherry, fruits and oak than the nose. Peat, tannins, spices.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, smoky.

  6. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    really good stuff for lovers of the peat/sherry combination.
    • Nose
      nice combo of sherry and peat, dried fruit and cow stable. smoked bacon. slightly dusty. polished cedar and sandalwood. hints of incense, hints of tobacco leaves. a real nice oakiness.
    • Taste
      pleasantly dry, the cow stable is gone. the fruit is much fresher than on the nose. orange chocolate, bitter orange jam, hints of solvent - somehow grainy. tobacco again and lots of oak, but very pleasant.allspice, freshly ground cinnamon.
    • Finish
      long, spicy

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    One of the best Bowmore OA I know (up to and including 25's). The Darkest, however, is comparably good.
    • Nose
      Sherry, peat, sweetish, fresh, but also clear oak, some mint, autumn leaves.
    • Taste
      Sweet, fruity, peat, tobacco, sherry, oak, peach and raisins.
    • Finish
      Sherry, peat, tart, but always with a little sweetness in the background, some menthol, some tobacco and oak.

  8. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very nice malt. Very good balance between oak - smoke - sweetness. Whether it's the barrel strength issue of the Darkest 15? Who knows. Ultimately, no matter. He is good!
    • Nose
      Sherry sweet smoke with a hint of ham. Dark chocolate, leather and tobacco. Over time, sherry and smoke take a back seat. Leather and tobacco remain present, with a deep-spicy note. Raisins and figs. Some sea salt. Ah, a very nice nose.
    • Taste
      Beautifully oily, he rolls over his tongue. Fine smoke, little peat. Sherrysweet, milk chocolate. Somewhat earthy, loamy. Leather and tobacco also on the tongue. Oak flavor. Despite the strong onset, it is very quickly "soft" and dresses the whole taste buds with smoke-dried grapes and figs. Over time, the oak becomes stronger.
    • Finish
      Long finish. Beautiful oak, still smoke, sweet raisin.

  9. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Sherry and smoke in a beautiful combination, complex and delicious
    • Nose
      Smoke, sherry, spicy redcurrants, smoked ham, Christmas aromas, dark chocolate, salt, plums, leather, wood, cranberries, grapes, cloves
    • Taste
      Sherry, smoke, chocolate raisins, ham from the acorn pig, iodine, prunes, dates, tobacco, leather
    • Finish
      Long and warm, a bit woody

  10. LDB scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Dark cherry cocoa with bacon and nutty-honey-like smoke, there is so much umami that the synapses shine!


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