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

€ 79.86

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 10-year-old

63 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.86 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. djmaxliving scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    This could have been a stunner, it has all the correct elements for a classic Bowmore. However, the wine casks, bring a slight harsh element especially on the taste, which ruins the score.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Baked red apples, ginger, cinnamon, pears, clover, lime citrus and of course that classic Bowmore peat smoke integrated with all the elements, shines through. Depth and character.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sponge cake, clove, light spice, burnt sugar, pepper and liquorice.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Short/ medium finish, pepper and spice.

  7. DailyDramMontreal scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    I'll resume this quite simply.
    -This is NOT a Devil's Cask, do not expect this much
    -This is 1L vs 700/750.
    -They're still 4x cheaper than a DC.

    This asside, it's loaded of flavors, definitely classical diluted bowmore if i can say it like this. Smoky, fruity, texture is a bit weak but hey its a 46% bowmore, quite tasty. Some nice spices and sugar in there.

    For me, this is what you have when you don't want to sip an expensive bowmore but wish for this flavor profile. You just ate or smoked a cigar, well, doesnt change a thing, you pick this over the expensive stuff.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. K C Wong scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

  9. thebonewolf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Wine cask influence continues to appeal to me with this one. The Sherry on the nose hits like a ton of bricks, and the meaty taste in the finish is just incredible.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Holy sweet Sherry (so much). Dark fruity, malty, must. Toffee, caramel, oak/vanilla.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Light, apply fruitiness, some heat.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Pepper. Burnt meat ends, SO savory. Vague banana after a bit.

  10. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very rich, very intense sherry. Smoked raspberry. Humus, humid undergrowth. Saint-Jean fire, in the forest. We warm ourselves over a large fire in the middle of the night, in the countryside. We open a very ripe pomegranate. The grains are crushed in the hand. The juice flows between the fingers. Nice balance between smoke and red fruits. Almost maderized in the mouth. Cherry, morello cherries, blackberries, some currants, wood and charcoal. Smoked ham. Increasingly strong spices, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, gray pepper. Then jam of blueberries, quinces, apricots. Sparkling, intense, gourmet finish, wine red, cola, cocoa, coffee beans, very long, superb. Strawberry juice mixed with sugar to finish.

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88


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