Bowmore 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 83.52

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447 × member ratings

1081 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 10-year-old

75 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.94 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. LDB scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Long story short: a diluted Devil's Cask Bowmore? No, rather a strong and hence better Bowmore standard expression which profits from the abv and the cask selection. Well balanced and interesting, I like it.

  6. 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

  7. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. LeChiffre scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very idiosyncratic and interesting Bowmore, slightly dirty, especially in the finish. I like it because of its idiosyncratic profile, even if it isn't too complex. Measured against the amount of 1L, the price is currently around 60-70 euros.
    • Nose
      fruity; Notes of plums and raisins; very pronounced, beautiful leather note (leather jacket); Tobacco; nicely integrated smoke note
      - Interesting nose, very idiosyncratic but exciting
    • Taste
      fruity in the beginning; dark cherries; dark chocolate; some leather (much more subtle than on the nose); Tobacco; delicate bacon note; a delicate note of smoke (ashy) resonates in the background
    • Finish
      medium to long; tart; Tobacco; something earthy; Smoke note with hints of cold ash

  9. aboutWhisky scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Nice combination of sherry and red wine barrels, which clearly set the tone for the aroma. The light Bowmore peat smoke forms a nice contrast to this. The nose inspires me, but the mouthfeel and the relatively short finish cloud my joy a little.

    Detailed tasting notes:
    • Nose
      Pleasant Bowmore smoke spreads in the room as soon as it is poured. When nosing, the smoke clearly draws the short straw behind lush sherry and red wine aromas, but still remains in the background. The aroma is slightly musty with leather, sherry and red wine are very well balanced. I find currants and blackberries, as well as sour cherries. After a few minutes, the oak becomes more present and brings a "spice cabinet aroma", as well as nutmeg and sourdough bread. The character is more on the dry side, complemented by a weak sweetness.
    • Taste
      On the tongue it is very pleasant and slightly sweet. The sherry and wine aromas with the berries are immediately there again. The smoke is a bit more in the foreground than in the nose, but still nicely integrated. After a short time, the oak's spice cabinet comes along with leather and some cinnamon.
    • Finish
      The spices are left with a slight bitterness of the oak. The peat smoke complements the whole. But then it's over, the finish is unfortunately a bit short.

  10. MagicMichael scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

    The Bowmore IbtDC is very convincing in terms of color and appearance, although it has to be assessed negatively that Bowmore - also here - worked with dye, therefore a few prints.
    But in taste with a very convincing complexity and balance between fruitiness and Bowmore's own intense smoke / peat aroma, this whisky is a "must-have" in every well-stocked collection.


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