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Bowmore Mariner

Overall rating
85.29/100
votes
79
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Casks; Sherry Butts
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Label
New green/white design
Barcode
5010496210628
Added on
08 Feb 2015 7:53 pm by Zintrin
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 85.00

7 × in wishlist

79 × member ratings

252 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Mariner

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.29 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful Bowmore, relatively little smoke, nice currant flavor.

  2. schengel10 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    This Travel-Retail bottle was available until 2014. A good Islay Malt, who might have done 3% better!
    • Nose
      soft smoke, fruitiness, sherry, spice, caramel;
    • Taste
      harmonious, spicy onset with smoke, distinct sherry notes, fruity, then spice / oak;
    • Finish
      medium to long, strong finish;

  3. valery77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Macheye scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Bowmore Mariner is a mixed voyage. It delivers on the sea salt promised with a really nice bite appreciable across the nose, taste and finish. It likewise manages to merge smoky coastal notes with some pleasant fruitiness and sweetness. But, the cruise is not plain sailing and there’s some real bitterness to navigate through before weighing anchor.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/bowmore/bowmore-15-year-old-mariner/
    • Nose
      Medium in intensity combining both sweet but gentle smoke with a healthy dose of coastal air and ozone. Freshening with both citrus and stone fruits such as apricot, and with a vein of sugariness running through the whole aroma. Part briny, part forest-like with notes of ferns and pines in amongst the more overtly seaside overtones of salt and very mild iodine.
    • Taste
      On the one hand oily and on the other, almost strangely sandy and chalky. Odd. Again the salinity is very present and is backed up with an increased presence of fruit – on the one hand fresh and ripe and on the other sour – I want to say sour cherries, but that’s too neat a fit. Sweet again, this time from toffee and caramel. There’s a fairly huge dose of cask spice here which leads to quite a bitter and astringent experience.
    • Finish
      Medium, salty, and pleasantly astringent, but to my palate extremely bitter, jarringly so in fact.

  5. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Dionysus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Maczet scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Wolv scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

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