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

€ 74.49

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 10-year-old

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.69 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Kensay scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Pleasant sherry nose, smoked dried fruits, a minimum of alcohol. But the taste is a significant failure after the aroma, dry dusty boards, unripe lemon.
    The finish is dry, sour with sherry notes
    Not the whisky that I would like to return to

  5. pianoman scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Cold cigarette smoke, leather jacket. Lemon drops, refreshing towels, cold stones. Slightly metallic.
    • Taste
      Grilled lemon with honey. Pepper, ashes, wood preservatives. Vodka Lemon.

  6. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. schengel10 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A good Islay Malt for Travel Retail;
    • Nose
      soft, fruity (berries, raisins), sherry note, spices;
    • Taste
      full-bodied; fruity onset, great spiciness (pepper, chilli), oak, dry sherry, light smoke; oily body;
    • Finish
      medium length finish; Fruit and soft smoke fade away;

  8. TechnOBY scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. Totoro scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nice nose! Creamy, full, velvety, redolent of Bowmore's trademark buttery, leathery smoke. Simultaneously sweet and savory, with an emphasis on the former. Cherry marmalade spilled all over an old leather sofa sitting by an autumnal bonfire, that kind of thing. Not very complex, but de-li-cious, and as well-rounded as a pebble washed smooth by the tides. Water increases the peatiness (or invokes it in the first place).

    In the mouth, it's decidedly less creamy and polished. The letdown arrives with a very slight alcoholic nip and a mouthfeel that is juuuust a bit too watery. Also, the red wine casks make their presence felt right after we've crossed the mid-palate, with spiky, tart tannins that do not mesh well with the whispering softness of the nose. Like many wine-cask matured whiskies, this one is front-loaded, boasting a good attack that closely dovetails the nose only to veer off course after the midway point and end up in a jumble of winey overlay and acerbic tanninicity.

    A game of two halves, then: A simple but immaculate nose; an incongruous palate that is ultimately spoiled by the use of wine casks. Too bad, really.

  10. Gaedo scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    46%, nice! A Bowmore, more heavily bottled than the usual 43% percent, is always a special treat.
    The exotic fruits, especially the passion fruit note, make the whisky unmistakable. I'm excited and hope he'll be around for a few more years.
    • Nose
      Tender smoke, tobacco, damp wood. Meeresfrische. In addition fresh, fruity notes. Squeezed passion fruit, grapefruit and honeydew melon
    • Taste
      Strong start with nice spice. Again only faint smoke and again full broadside passion fruit.
    • Finish
      Long finish with slightly bitter oak and the exotic fruits. Another fifteen minutes later you can taste passion fruit and some leather.


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