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Overall rating
84.59/100
votes
231
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
08 May 2009 10:17 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 61,97

27 × in wishlist

231 × member ratings

542 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Darkest

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.59 points

  1. nat3123 scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    The last half of my bottle was a struggle. It just became a chore to finish it, so I can open something new. I really love the flavor profile of Bowmore but I can’t quite shake how incredible their malts would be if they’d just bottle at a slightly higher proof.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Soft smoke, milk chocolate, fudge, raisins, hard caramel, and cinnamon. For the most part, a typical sherry nose with mild peat smoke and a touch of tropical fruits. Hint of mango.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Much like the nose, sherried and lightly smoky at first, but holding it in your mouth a few seconds allows the vegetal and medicinal notes to shine through. Fresh fruits towards the end of the palate. I’m liking the taste significantly more due to this added complexity.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Big sherry sweetness in the form of chocolate covered raisins, vanilla, and toffee. This sweetness slowly fades with time into a lingering gentle smoke.

  2. Bullionstattsuppe did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Malthead: 85 points https://www.malthead.org/malthead/a-sixpack-bowmore-s

  3. Deloti scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 38 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  6. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Nice Sherry Whisky combination. It has smoke, gentle peat, and a bit saltiness

    In the taste the peat is more present and becomes a bit dry bitterish.

    The finish is a bit sharp and dry, with as well peat as sherry notes
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 38 points Connoisseur

    have given away 80% of the bottle, I would not drink - not my thing - the Malt is Qualitatively ok, for some under 40 € even very cheap, apart from color and low alcohol content

    I feel it immature and stripped together - the connection of Sherry and Peat looks like freshly mixed.
    • Nose
      light smoke, gum, salt, seaweed, citrus, red fruits, licorice,
    • Taste
      tastes fruity and inharmonious - I just do not like it at all

  8. irrerelevant scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I wish it was more full-bodied, but still a nice malt, most gentle Islay malt I experienced
    • Nose
      sherry and peat smoke, soft and gentle, spicy oak in the background, touch of methol, lavender, caramel
    • Taste
      quite strong for 43%, dry, spicy, sherry and peatsmoke, gentle mouthfeel, red wine, dark roasted bread, pepper, a bit thin, lacks some substance
    • Finish
      long, as dry as it gets, oaky, slightly sour

  9. robain scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. robain scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    • Nose
      peat and tar, 
    • Taste
      smooth, round, sweet, smoky, tar
    • Finish
      alot of tar and smoke the finish, finish is medium long and very very nice.

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