Bowmore 10-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Inspired by the Devil’s Casks Series
Stated Age
10 years old
Oloroso Sherry Casks & Red Wine Barriques
46.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottle code
L162311 11:10 272
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
01 Sep 2016 3:49 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 72.90

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 10-year-old

51 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.74 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Once again a very delicious Bowmore, tasty would be almost unfair - he has character and would rather consciously enjoy being slugged on the side like his (also delicious) little 9-year-old brother, 75 € / liter are quite appropriate.
    • Nose
      the smoke stops first, exotic-sweet fruit note - multivitamin juice (grapefruit / passion fruit slightly dominating) with milk chocolate, gingerbread spice, some peppermint ... after a while, then tasty smoked ham comes along
    • Taste
      short herb-fruity (dark cherry? blood orange?), then dark chocolate, something reminds of Sachertorte, dominoes, with some pepper, here less ham / bacon, more ash, a bit dirty
    • Finish
      long, the exotic fruit notes (passion fruit, grapefruit) sound shortly after, then pepper, ashen-bitter, an illusion of salt and bacon

  2. Gloin scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    On first impression, the whisky is really fun. Both in smell and taste it offers intense aromas of red and yellow fruits, sweet smoke and spicy oak. What more could you ask for.
    At second glance, however, it does not look very harmonious, artificial and artificial. The smell is scented, the taste is mixed with artificial aromas.
    This leaves a whisky that you drink good by the way, that is tasty, and that you like to refill, but you should not switch off the television ...

  3. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Actually, he is already doing a lot right. Varied and exciting, you taste the origin, but not boring. Less bitter, however, he should have been finally in the mouth and the finish.
    • Nose
      Freshly flavored, spicy smoke rises on fermented fruits. Leather remains in front of a tannery, old tobacco leaves. Spicy at the beginning, then becomes increasingly fruity and shows notes of plums and raisins. Many fine-seasoned spices: cloves, juniper berries, bay leaves, a little cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Currant juice and mild smoke at the beginning. Strong and dry when starting. Dark chocolate, caramel, leather and tobacco give the whisky a "dark" finish. With the time getting bitter, cinnamon is again. Reminds a little of Lindt's Christmas chocolate.
    • Finish
      Medium long, dry, still smoky (cold), with a tart, almost bitter spicy note, lots of chocolate.

  4. Dieter_W scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    For me he leaves a somewhat ambiguous impression. Very nice, loud base one OA Bowmore I'm actually on bittertones. but with this Bowmore they just bother me a bit. The tart comes from the red wine barrels. I really like The Devil's Casks - Small Batch Release III. But dyed according to base. Hard to believe . If only the high price and the color were not
    • Nose
      For me, the orange peel and grapefruit dominate, followed by smoked bacon cubes.
    • Taste
      Here too the sweet grapefruit comes through after the sweetness. Again these smoked fat bacon cubes and tart liquorice.
    • Finish
      medium, an interplay between sweet and bitter.

  5. Mannix65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    very round and easy to drink - unfortunately the body is a bit weak
    • Nose
      86 86
      Red berries and sour cherries surrounded by a fine cloud of smoke, dark chocolate
    • Taste
      86 86
      Bacon and medium-strong smoke, sugared currant jelly, chocolate with orange oil, leather, some iodine and sweet tobacco - overall a little thin, no muscle man
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium-long finish with delicate smoky sherry fruitiness

  6. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I have to admit that I liked it, although I don't like smoke, but here the whole picture worked.
    it is challenging
    the nose has something
    • Nose
      Sherry, leather, earthy, oil as at petrol stations, tar / asphalt, dark red berries (currant), walnut, smoke
    • Taste
      soft, silky and very oily on the palate
      spicy, tar / asphalt, bitter, tart berry (currant), smoke
    • Finish
      bitter, tart, currant, smoke

  7. penumbra scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The soy sauce hand-filled from Bowmore in recent years is undoubtedly too much for me like an elderly person, 46% is a wise choice, thanks to the more heavy-mouthed background, the wine barrel can not drink any smell, It's more like adding a bit of dry sherry, yes, you can add points.
    • Nose
      Delicious smoked ham, refreshing, herbal peat with sea salt flavor. Ginger shreds, green curry, string books, bright and thin red fruits, cloves, bay leaves, western-style stewed spices.

      Xiao Xiao Su Su, hearty and clean mud gas, like the incense ash mixed with many seasonings, a bit of yeast dough flavor of red wine barrel, Shirley barrel is not obvious.
    • Taste
      Salt and pepper, ash, tobacco, peat, raisins, dark dried fruits, brown sugar, caramel, lemon juice, black tea milk tea, some sour (semi-dried sherry), black chocolate, cinnamon, corrugated board, earth, even some sliced ham Sense of grease.

      Yes, the fat is good, sweet, a little sour, no tannin, no astringency, bitter, no spicy.
    • Finish
      For a long time, sweet peat, fragrant ash, black skill, hard work of oak.

  8. TsiAI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Room temperature when drinking: 26℃
    Barriques is a very common type of wine barrels. The capacity of wine barrels in Bordeaux is generally around 225L (59 gallons) (https://www.winespectator.com/articles/what-is-wine-barrel-barrique-54184)

    Watching Eyes: soot (gradually afraid)
    Wenxiang Nose: It's tough for the first few minutes. Red wine vinegar, fermented dough, a bit of alcohol, dark berries, a certain sense of stickiness, a little KFC tomato sauce & barbecue sauce, black berry, purple cherries, fried dried fruit, fool seeds, rich and deep, Nine-made bayberry, a little salty, a little plum sauce, blueberry clear lozenges, a little bacon, rich and sweet, fine black, fine coordination, and good coordination. Palate: refreshing plum juice and bayberry Juice, it wasn't a storm, but it was gentle. The middle section started to turn into a thick face, a little sulfur, disinfection water, a little salty taste, black tea, old furniture, tobacco, coffee grounds, cocoa powder, a little bit of dead branches and leaves, the aroma of fermentation continues to advance, and the balance is very good. Rhyme Finish: Long, handmade brown sugar, black tea water, fermented tea, the feeling is very obvious, plum, as time goes on, the feeling of returning to Gan becomes more and more intense. Body: Medium, average firmness, with a bitter bottom, a little Tannin with medium acidity

    Nose: 87/100
    Palate: 87/100
    Finish: 88/100
    Body: 85/100
    Overall: 87/100

    Overall: Last time I said that the dock version of the Palate was partly chaotic, and the little devil is the look after Laimrig straightened out

  9. StumpiKlaus scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Balanced not very intense whisky.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Sherry-heavy. Tart caramel, raisins, chocolate and a hint of smoke.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Dry sherry with a little smoke. Mild pepper. Little intense whisky but very harmonious.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Quite long and slightly peppery. And some smoke again.

  10. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    In itself a nice bowmore for the money. It offers the Bowmore smoke together with the sherry and wine influence. With spices and oak. However, the wood notes are not particularly elegant. You can't complain for the price.


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