Bowmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Added on
02 may 2009 9:36 pm

Average value

€ 149.00

7 × in wishlist

107 × member ratings

316 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bowmore 12-year-old

6 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.80 points.

  1. Thermidor scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Like a damped down version of the seagull label without the teal stripe. This one doesn't feel watery so much as it just feels shy: all aromas are quiet, almost as if it was suffering from performance anxiety.
    • Nose
      Faint tar, flowers, and a bit of dry oak. Simple and quiet.
    • Taste
      Tar, greasily sooty peat, and a bit of leather, but it's all very shy. Feels like this can't really carry itself at 43%.
    • Finish
      Quick and watery, sadly.

  2. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fine sea breeze, light Sherry sweetness with dried fruit notes and peat smoke. Later also oak, seaweed, stockfish, lavender and oranges.
    • Taste
      Soft and moderate. Full of peat smoke, salty, fern, nutty and malty and a bit maritime.
    • Finish
      Salted nuts, endive, seaweed, smoke, light smoke. Medium.

  3. Andytka3 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Nose:- Dried petals and roasted barley. Obvious mineral salty notes, shellfish. A touch of smoke at far end. Palate:- Rooty herb extract bitterness, balanced with sweet malt and
    touch of cola, medium, buttery. Some dark cocoa coming thru at tail.
    Puff of light smoke linger.

    Finish:- Warming, medium length. Iodine reveal, touch of spiciness remains. Approachable but lightly muted.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. karloff scored this whisky 73 points Specialist

    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      74 74

  5. markkerr02 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Test 059: Bowmore Vertical with Iain McCallum - 060401
    The whisky tested:
    Glass 1 Bowmore 12Y 399: - 0 points Glass 2 Bowmore Enigma 12Y 375: - (100 cl) 6 points Glass 3 Bowmore 16Y, cask strength 650: - 11 points Glass 4 Bowmore 17Y 575: - 33 points Glass 5 Bowmore 25Y 1299: - 49 points Glass 6 Bowmore 30Y 3000: - 4 points
    Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Bowmore Enigma 12Y Color Light amber Fragrance Weak smoke tones Taste Sweetie, nutty, oily, smoke tones Aftertaste Medium with fattones

  6. Edwin de Lange scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The elegant and subtle Islay whisky.

  7. karloff scored this whisky 73 points Specialist

    this is my oldest brothers favourite whisky
    • Nose
      peaty with a light smokey tabacco
    • Taste
      Lots of peat, spices and a hint of moss
    • Finish
      dry, light and peaty


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