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Bowmore 10-year-old

Overall rating
88.11/100
votes
287
Whiskybase ID
WB56174
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

€ 426.37

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287 × member ratings

891 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 10-year-old

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.11 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. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by WhiskyNotes.be (Sept 02, 2014):

    Nose: deep, juicy sherry mixed with sweet peat. Blackcurrants, dates and dark chocolate. Strawberry candy. Flints. Some liquorice and walnuts. Hints of tar and coal smoke, as well as a faint hint of plum-lacquered ribs. The balance is just right.

    Mouth: pretty big smoke fills the palate, joined by a rich sweetness. Barbecued pineapple, red berries, chocolate cake with cherries. Really thick and tarry, with traces of earthy notes and peppercorn. A salty edge as well.

    Finish: really long, little fruity notes now, just sweet liquorice and smoke.Comments: Bowmore is on a roll – almost all of their new products are good to very good. The Devil’s Cask is the total opposite of Bowmore Tempest, but both are very good at what they do. Around € 80.Score: 88/100.

  3. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Not as "devilish" as the first release, still extreme and crazy, but you need to be willing to put up with some off notes which together create something peculiar and very interesting. Still not for the faint of heart. Still recommended.

  4. Gloin scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The smell will polarize for sure. Bowmore opponents will find exactly what they have never liked about Bowmore, Bowmore lovers the opposite. This is underlined by the sherry note of red fruits.
    In the mouth the impressions are confirmed, for the boy
    Age shows violent oak.
    The finish is quite tart and does not fit 100% with the rest.
    An intense whisky that shows a lot of "Bowmore" especially in the nose. I like that if you like this style. But a little harmony is missing towards the end.
    • Nose
      Bowmore extreme, very perfume-like, sweet, smoke is present, but not very dominant, some cherry, raspberry, boiled-down strawberry jam, and above all this perfume-like smell, which I cannot classify precisely.
    • Taste
      Strong start, the devil bites hard, the whisky glows on the tongue, hot impressions of sherry, smoke, oak and a few red fruits, less sweet than the nose would have expected
    • Finish
      Spice, oak, a little bitterness, dry, mineral, a reminder of the red fruits.

  5. KauffmanMD scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. el Gato scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Deep sherry. Soap and ammonia. Liquerice and dried fruits. Peat. Burnt rubber. Iodine. Burnt matches. Citrus
    • Taste
      87 87
      Mouthcoating. Ammonia. Meaty. Peat! Hint of soap. Smoky and bacon
    • Finish
      88 88
      long. Hint of soap still. Ashy. Tannins. Burnt notes. Some bitterness and lemons

  7. wbarchive_407045 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.

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

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

  9. checkpointrk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  10. whiskyd scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

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