Bowmore Springtide

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
1st & 2nd Fill Spanish Oloroso Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
54.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 Sep 2016 7:05 pm by Islayfan
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 274.50

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261 × member ratings

572 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Springtide

52 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.85 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      The high alcohol content of 54.9% is very well integrated. At first I do not notice any chilling, stinging or burning in my nose. Heavy Sherrynoten in combination with a subtle campfire smoke note are immediately present. A potpourri of a variety of dark fruits forms the aromatic skeleton. Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, figs and cherries caress my nasal tip. Juicy oranges, caramel, strong pipe tobacco, dark chocolate, leather, spicy oak and maritime notes (salt) make for an exciting, varied and complex nose.
    • Taste
      Very oily and velvety soft on the palate. The high alcohol content allows a powerful and full-bodied aroma transport. After about 15-20 seconds a slight astringent effect on the palate is already noticeable. A light sweetness (caramel sweets) caresses my tongue tip at the beginning, before it gets increasingly bitter. The intense, dark sherry flavors wrap themselves in a small campfire on the beach. Also in the taste the dark forest berries are to be found of high intensity. The heavy sherry notes with plenty of leather, walnuts, oak spice, pipe tobacco and dark chocolate are gaining dominance while a small campfire continues to glow in the background. The multi-layered and balanced impression of nosing continues seamlessly here.
    • Finish
      Long and warm. Sweet caramel, dark fruits, salt and light smoke start the harmonious finish. Spicy oak notes push themselves after some time more in the foreground and leave tender chocolate flavors and a noticeable dryness on the palate. The beautiful smoke will always be present in the background.

  2. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    There is nothing to complain about!
    • Nose
      Blackberries, cinnamon, chocolate, subtle smoke, cocoa powder, maritime and mineral, including something reminiscent of raspberry juice
    • Taste
      Direct the sweet raspberry juice, together with slight smokiness, a little dry, the cocoa is back
    • Finish
      Everything harmonizes, oak and sweetness carry each other, when the whole has subsided, remains a little dryness

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    intense dry smoke, spices, cooked fruit, a little salty, caramel also with its cooked vanilla in it
    raisins soaked with the peat that appears there even a little soot, black fruits on the blueberries, a little noble mold
    smoked again then fresher peat, ripe fruit, a melting pot of more macerated fruity scents, limited to maderized, it's intense and tenacious, zan there, still fatty soot, cocoa now with spices pastry, a little wood, lemon and vanilla caramel a little overcooked, but smooth
    sublime because holds the length, a little bitterness quickly swept away by spices, dried and macerated cooked fruits, on the idea of dehydrated black cherry, still sugar, caramel and cocoa and the smoke which well supplants peat there ;
    long finish.

  4. Budman90 did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Nearly a perfect Dram, but only for me, thats clear :)

  5. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    interesting dram. serge scored the former version seventy something which is nonsense in my even more humble opinion ;-) . or is this version so much better???  I´m sorry serge, this is a rare moment!
    but it´s a little too expensive, so I´m fine with my sample, thank you!
    • Nose
      seems to be quite polarizing stuff! let´s see:
      not over sherried, thank God, cause sherry can kill bowmore imo. no cow dung here but a nice bowmore - tropical - fruits profile (passion fruit and mango) with sandalwood and other freshly polished tropical woods. a slightly ashy feeling.
      the smoke is gentle and it tickles and teases my nose. good so far!
    • Taste
      quite salty and an immediate sherry attack. the salt works fine with the sherry. still the dried fruits don´t win the race against the maracuja and mangos. (nosing it after the first sip brings out unexpected pencil shavings) second sip: same
      salty - fruity feeling plus some freshly fried sardines.
    • Finish
      medium to long, slightly peppery and still salty.

  6. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    An amazing nose. I could sniff at it all evening and sink into the glass.
    • Nose
      Online blind tasting ...


      Starts out very greasy, spicy and pleasantly smoky. The smoke is so wood stove smoke. Slightly ashy. Blackberries, dark cherries and a light fruity, tropical touch. Overripe pineapple and passion fruit stand out a little more from the fruit salad.
      With a little time in the glass, the colleague looks sour. The berry aroma now also goes in the sour, fermented direction. Leather is now catching on. Now also becomes meatier with paprika spice. Gravy and some asphalt. Melissa tea occasionally sticks out.
    • Taste
      Spicy start. Now comes the maritime broadside. Gets really nice and oily. Ginger sharpness and again the fat, ashy. The fermented, tropical one is also at the start again.
      With the second sip, the sour berries come on top. This melissa note and the gravy also flashes in the taste.
    • Finish
      Rather long. Spicy and again the ashy smoke. Before it ends sweetly, oily.

  7. Tastingbros scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Full review here:
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. lucero scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  10. EJS scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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


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