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

€ 84.04

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433 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 10-year-old

71 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.92 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. Eisieisbaer08 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      A combination of lightly smoked bacon and yellow fruits. Maybe passion fruit or ripe peaches. A slightly maritime leather note also resonates. Overall, the smoke is discreetly held back.
    • Taste
      85 85
      A spicy, salty note determines the mouthfeel. Little by little, the smoke from the background works its way forward. dark cherries, but a little faint on the chest. Already here a slight bitter note.
    • Finish
      85 85
      A warming finish that becomes increasingly bitter. A hint of dark chocolate and subdued smoke. You can have this paint in your bar cabinet without any problems and will drink it again and again, but not the big hit in my opinion.

  7. Ostap scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A little contradictory, as for me. Specific aroma. Maybe not enough sample to try.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Roasted nuts in sugar glaze, oriental sweets (baklava type), sweet ashes, new gum (with talc), candies "Crayfish", burnt sugar, cookies with chocolate-nut filling in milk, a bunch of oak, noticeably sweet, with spices, fragrant field herbs, moisture, peppermint, dust and cardboard, granite, cowshed, barbecue sausage, hot chocolate, dark bread.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Smoke, ash, fuel oil, sleepers, juicy, barbecue (meat on the grill), dried fruits.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, knitting, thick, oily, ash, nut-chocolate sweetness.

  8. Bembel scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Advance information about my point allocation:
    I rate my whisky's privately with a ten-point scale
    (XX, X of 10.0)!

    Smell / nose
    Leathery and greasy smoke, overripe cherries, plums, red wine, all in all a lot of dark fruit.
    Later fuller and more mature in the nose, almost heavy!
    Slight sulphurous tinge, hints of orange.

    Taste / mouth
    Fruity, sweet, dark fruits, drying out easily, something heavy deposits on the tongue as a coating (mixture of tobacco and leather). Chocolate, coffee.
    Rauch integrated very well!

    Departure / throat
    Medium-long - long, dry, spicy, dark fruits, spices (Christmas), a touch of salt, orange. After a long time, some mint.

    Great to smell! Light complexity. Balanced.

  9. riegerjonas scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      barely noticeable smoke, tropical fruits, sherry, grapefruit, passion fruit, plum, raisins, butter, bread
    • Taste
      Orange jelly = dominoes, dark cherries, blood orange, also hardly smoky in taste, rather peppery
    • Finish
      bitter after dark peppery chocolate

  10. tangtang scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I let the dram breathe in the glass for about an hour. A great malt. Very pleasant aroma combination. Very balanced and the smoke is well integrated. Delicious. I would have thought him older blindly.
    • Nose
      Nice start, some smoke, rather reserved, lots of fruit, chocolate, slightly spicy, later some peppermint and a hint of smoked ham, really great aromas
    • Taste
      fruity sweet in the beginning accompanied by a subtle smoky note. Chocolate, slightly pepper, very slightly bitter later, dark chocolate, at the end the smoked ham comes again but this time on the ashy side, becoming oily
    • Finish
      long finish, again sweet and fruity with a light smoky note, but here also a little salty in the background. Chocolate present again here too


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