Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
First Fill Bourbon Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Our No. 1 Malt
Added on
19 Feb 2017 4:27 pm by maltaholic

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€ 34.55

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore No. 1

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.87 points

  1. PaulDvorak scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Open, watery, with the aroma of burnt grass, caramel and black bread, the taste is empty, slightly sour, with the nuances of caramel, haze and leather goods, the finish is short, slightly tart, pepper-smoked.
    A sort of 12-year-old Boomor at the minimum, although due to his youth and naivety it is drunk very well, although it is exhausted instantly. For his money, he is not very bad, although inferior to the regular season.

    RATING: 81pts - [n20, t21, f20, b20] → | 80-82: Ordinary |

  2. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. DulischM scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    pleasant start, very strong peat smoke
    • Nose
      Peat, green fruits (especially apple), rum-like sugar
    • Taste
      simple, watery, spicy, a little sweet
      permanent smokiness
    • Finish
      sharp finish with strong peat smoke

  4. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A flat, primitive “smoke box”, but with a rather interesting aroma.
    • Nose
      Sweet smoky, with a bright fruity component, a citrus note and a malt tint. In just 5 minutes, the aroma begins to change dramtically: the obsessive tones of dry bread and cardboard come to the fore, spices and a pleasant shade of the farmyard appear. Overall good enough!
    • Taste
      Simple, watery, sweet-smoked, pepper, with hints of rye bread, iodine and salt.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste repeats the taste palette of shades, only at the end is still added oak bitterness.

  5. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    Found this to be very uninspired and relatively flat for my tastes unfortunately.
    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      69 69

  6. Tim1986 scored this whisky 81 points Newbie

    citrus, light smoke, caramel, cinnamon, rubber;
    watery consistency, soft onset, citrus freshness, light smoke, caramel, honey nuts, not very complex;
    short finish; slightly smoky finish;

  7. ldcsh scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

  8. JNuyts scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    20 20 20 20 80

    good for a drink in warm weather!

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur


    N: A musty/sweaty suet-y/barley maltiness [mildly oily/peaty & bone dry], with dried violets & orange slices, dried tamarind, sage & onion stuffing and savoury creamy vanilla sponge. Admittedly it reads well, though overall it’s a little innocuous.
    T: Starts with strange soft meaty < < plastics, some fizz and then some kind of a development [if you can call it that], around a smoky/oily murkiness which almost grinds to a halt albeit for some smokey dry citrus on the turn.
    F: A mildly smoked barley finish with a hollow conclusion.
    C: As expected.


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