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Bowmore 18-year-old

Overall rating
85.85/100
votes
22
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Barcode
5010496001431
Added on
28 Aug 2014 9:56 pm by Herbertsson
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 9,97

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22 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 18-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.85 points

  1. jkswift scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. LeChiffre scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    From the OA range 12j, 15j and 18j of Bowmore this is easy for me before the 15j. Delicious, elegant, smoky malt with a beautiful fruity sweetness. Dangerously tasty.
    • Nose
      85 85
      intensive dried fruits; Caramel; delicate smoky note; Chocolate; very supple
    • Taste
      86 86
      gentle and full-bodied; sweet with notes of dark fruits; Chocolate; pleasantly spicy in the background; delicate smoke that is beautifully integrated
    • Finish
      84 84
      fruity; tingling spiciness on the tongue; tenderly smoky

  3. Andreas W. scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Martin1965 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Caramel, sherry, subtle smoke, mint, vanilla
    • Taste
      94 94
      Oily, sweet, light smoke, chocolate and strong oak
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long and Smoky

      In the aroma very discreet, in the taste very intense,
      clearly barrel-heavy

  5. Jordanite scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Like the Darkest, Bowmore 18 is matured in both bourbon and sherry casks. Unlike the Darkest the sherry maturation here provides an extra layer of complexity rather than ham-fistedly dominating the entire experience. The nose arrives with the pleasurable, signature Bowmore "cough drops" smell, which is accompanied by oloroso creaminess, a light brine and a mixture of fruits (dried apricots, gentle orange, and hints of sultana). The palate is decently coating with a sweet, citrus arrival after which the sherry cream comes to the fore, finally there a gentle spike of heat from the wood. This fades into a long, smokey finish, with traces of the cough drops returning as well. Given that it is chill-filtered, coloured, and bottled at 43%, Bowmore 18 still manages to impress with a compelling profile and no obvious off-notes.

  6. Simo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

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