Bowmore Springtide

Overall rating
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

€ 199.15

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Springtide

39 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.74 points

  1. schero scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    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

  2. Budman90 did not rate this whisky Newbie

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. DulischM scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    somewhat reminiscent of the 18 year old, but more subtle and not so overloaded with berry aromas
    Bowmore-typical smoke a bit too short, I miss here
    • Nose
      dark, sweet berries, ripe raspberries and blackberries
      Chocolate raisins
      sugary sweet caramel
      Citrus, possibly lime
      dry, spicy, cinnamon, clove
      slightly maritime smoke, campfire, smoked fish
    • Taste
      sweet, berryy, smoke in the background
      Blueberries, blackberries, raisins, raspberries, sour strawberries
      is getting creamier, sweeter and more berry
    • Finish
      dark, sweet
      Charcoal on the palate
      then berries again in the foreground

  6. lucero scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  7. tangtang scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    wonderful sherry-heavy malt, superbly balanced, full and round.
    • Nose
      sues with chocolate and caramel, smoky, spicy sherry notes, wonderfully intense on the nose
    • Taste
      Lots of sherry, sues with caramel, slightly spicy, very intense and full-bodied
    • Finish
      long and warm with smoke, a lot of sherry and oak, a bit malty, wonderful.

  8. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Thick smoke, then the fruits go up. Cranberries, passion fruit, pomegranate, goji. It is very tasty. Smoke and fruit end up getting married, beautiful harmony. The nose refines over time. On the palate, relatively light, then quite strong pepper, very spicy, which gives way to a warm sherry. Amarena type cherry, green apple, finally it's the finish, very long, dry earth, maple syrup, nuggets, prunes.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. MacArthur scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Good piece despite NAS. And nice memory of Helgoland

  10. etwa77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84


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