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Bowmore 10-year-old

Overall rating
88.13/100
votes
273
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Devil's Casks - Small Batch Release II
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
56.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010496004111
Added on
10 Jul 2014 9:20 pm by Sendilkelm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 316,12

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273 × member ratings

822 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 10-year-old

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.13 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2018] The Devil's Casks - at least they give a clear hint that this is spoiled with heavy sulphurous notes (thank you for that) and so I just try a sample (courtesy of VVP)...

    ...and indeed it comes straight out of hell (but I had much worser sulphurous ones without any hint). At least there is an impressive peatiness and fruitiness that somewhat counter the disgusting sulphur flavours and form an at least drinkable (but not enjoyable) spirit. Water increases both the sherry and sulphurous notes so it does not matter (to me). The sulphur grows strongly towards the finish, unfortunately.

    A dram for all advocates of the devil, just as they stated on the label - sorry, but I rather go for the whisky heaven...
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      79 79

  2. nat3123 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Tasted this one and the third one, on first open I liked the 3rd one better because the sulpher did not take over, however (now weeks later) the sulpher has calmed down and created an amazing above average whisky.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Strong woody oak, strong sherry, turpentine, menthol, slight malt, juicy raisins, peat earth, slight smoke, strong mulled fruits.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Strong sweet sherry, sherry soaked fruits, mulled wine with apples and pears, Christmas spices, menthol cooling, wet oak, peat dirt. Medium to full mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      88 88
      This turns dry quickly, the fruits hold very strong until just before the end, the menthol numbs the roof of the mouth, a slight bitter oak comes up at the very end.

  3. SUSPIRIA.FOX scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. checkpointrk scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. whiskyd scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  6. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. GJR scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. uap304 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Bowmore Devil's Cask II

    So feisty and cask-dominated. Initially not in a good way at all. This whisky doesn't just need water or time in the glass, but time in the *bottle* to settle down. I'm talking MONTHS to tame this complex beauty. Even at such high strength, it's strangely easy to over-water, so it might be better to just drink water alongside this dram. It's crazy good.
    • Nose
      Dark and heavy. Rubber tire. Very delicious, sweet and quite complex. Nutmeg, luscious chocolate, heavy sherry, with a sulfur and medicinal side, like Band-Aids or DEET bug spray. It's an interesting nose, sherry dominated, the Bowmore house style definitely coming through, with whiffs of floral, maritime smoke. Not bad!
    • Taste
      Prickly and syrupy. Very intense. Strong black cherry, burnt rubber, and loads of oak. Deliciously sweet and savory, with honey and vanilla, and layers upon layers of sherry and chocolate. Lavender and purple Necco wafers!. Somehow the taste of marijuana smoke (?).
    • Finish
      Incredibly dry tannins and extremely rich. This dram will shut you down for the rest of the night. Very sweet with some dark chocolate, but quickly turns to intensely spicy and bitter oak. Finally, pronounced saline notes. This is the type of whisky that you will still taste the next morning. Yass!

  9. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2016/12/31/bowmore-10-yo-the-devils-cask-563-vol-ob-2014/

  10. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

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