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Overall rating
84.93/100
votes
76
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
18.08.2015
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
12 yrs Bourbon, 3 yrs Oloroso Sherry Finish
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L152302
Barcode
5010496020821
Added on
22 Feb 2017 8:22 pm by SteWhiskyFan
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 52.95

7 × in wishlist

76 × member ratings

206 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Darkest

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.93 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    If the nose begins to be rather complex and promising with dark and slightly ethereal and slightly smoky notes and sweetness, the mouth is initially cool and smooth, looks elegant and then becomes frighteningly shallow and watery, with an alcohol note - disappointing, then you expect a faint finish. It also appears that way first, then comes light and subtle, pleasant, slowly builds up, flattens off and at the end serves a perfect espresso You can put up with that Ranking: 1. nose and finish, 2. nothing 3. because of the grottoes boring and watery taste in the mouth he gets only scarce 80 P but it is very nice to drink and the beautiful espresso has saved him
    blind tasting
    • Nose
      Flower, Salt, Maritime, Dried Fruit, Smoke, Meat, Phenol, Sweet, Spice, Orange, Wood, Alcohol 2nd step: warming, soft smoke, sweetish flower, medicinal sweetness, cold cooked meat, essential orange oil, light woody notes, light alcoholic notes in the background
    • Taste
      Alcohol, vanilla, sugar, smoke, orange, honey, 2nd step: watery alcohol note, vanilla, sugar, smoke, thin, light honey
    • Finish
      bitter, orange, chocolate, wood Step 2: a little bit of ethereal orange oil, on the palate lightly chocolate powder, some wood At the very end comes a chocolaty strong espresso and conjures a smile on your face quite unexpectedly

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose starts extremely fruity, voluminous and complex. The taste is dominated by tart and subtle bitter wood tones, dark and powerful fruit flavors are also present. A warm smoky note is discreetly in the background. The finish shows off its powerful side and warms the mouth. A heavy and intense malt, easy-drinking without corners and edges.
    • Nose
      Blind tasting: 1. smoke, sweetness, wood, fruit, ashes, peat, salt, oils, nuts, alcohol 2. Subtle and harmonic smoke is subtle in the background, fruity voluminous sweetness blends with a hint of vanilla, spicy and creamy wood flashes between the strong fruit flavors, apricots and peaches rise from the complex fruit note, dark cherries and a hint of orange make themselves felt However, it dominates the velvety peach and apricot note, the initial peat flavor is like the ash barely perceptible, peppermint fresh and a hint of essential oils produce a fresh pinch, roasted hazelnuts and almonds end in creamy roasted aromas, the alcohol is harmoniously involved and shows only after repeated nosing 3. Fruit salad garnished with roasted almond slivers with rum or cognac 4. Oily, velvety, full-bodied, complex and rather heavy, sweet and fruity, spicy
    • Taste
      1. fruity and creamy, wood, spicy, tart, coffee, citrus, bitter, sharpness 2. In the beginning, fruity elements are flashing, which are relatively quickly covered by spicy and tart wood tones, tart and slightly bitter wood tones are distributed powerfully on the palate, cold coffee flows through the mouth, a hint of bitter citrus fruits rises from the tart and spicy wood dark walnut aroma develops, subtle sharpness becomes more intense, a pinch of salt penetrates from the bitter wood 3. - 4. slightly spicy and bitter, tart, complex, heavy, spicy, full-bodied
    • Finish
      1. herb, bitter, spicy, wood, coffee, salt, 2. Fine tart and discreetly bitter the malt rests in the mouth and on the tongue, subtle sharpness develops in the finish, the tart yet subtly spicy wood is discreetly in the background, in short, the tart coffee and espresso flavors from the taste, a pinch Salt rises from the bitter wood, dark walnut aroma develops and spreads its tart and earthy aroma 3.- 4. tart, bitter, spicy, creamy

  3. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I like it quite well, a pretty fruity Everyday 86 pts
    • Nose
      Note Experiment Fassstark.de

      1.Rauch, sweetness, fruit, earth, seasoning 2. light camp fire smoke, dark sweet fruit like dates sugared cherries and light grapes, musty earthy spice partly from the barrel partly from the smoke, aromas of wood oil or paints, after the first sip everything looks a bit darker and tart 3. Wood workshop with fireplace in the corner and fruit teapot on the stove
    • Taste
      1.spice, earth, smoke, chocolate 2. only very light on the tongue, then come more and more aromas, dark barrel spicy is carried by earthy smoke. Behind it then develops the spice a nice dark chocolate, the very sweet fruit from the nose can only be guessed
    • Finish
      1st barrel, smoke, sweetie
      2. long-lasting dark chocolate, with proper smoke, warming and
      3. smoked dates
      4. overall a rather light body in the nose, the longer it is in the mouth the more intense the spice and the body, the finish is medium to long and warm, slightly dry and very soft

  4. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      1. dried fruit, fruit, flower, sweetness, maritime, peat, smoke, wood, seasoning. Pleasant heavy and warming blend of sweet fruits on the one hand and maritime and smoky notes on the other. 2. The dried fruits (dates, plums, apricots) are dominant at first. The fruits are sherry-bred red grapes. Flowers only discreetly, as a hunch (lavender? Violets?). Sweetness comes from the red grapes. But behind it warm smoke, flickering turf fire, mild maritime notes (also salt). The seasoning is a smoked ham. 3rd summer house, later. Midsummer, evening, with friends around the campfire, guitar sounds, chirping crickets, fly mosquitoes, in the distance the sea rushes 4. Voluptuous, heavy and silky at the same time, full-bodied (in the nose? Yes, why not, an olfactory sense of wholeness).
    • Taste
      1. smoke, ash, peat, salt, maritime, alcohol, dried fruit, malt, coffee, chocolate, seasoning, meat, wood 2. Lead smoke, ash, peat and salt. Phenolic smoke, cold ashes, lots of salt. Maritime in the form of algae and seaweed and, of course, salt. No fish, no watt, no worm. Slightly alcoholic note that quickly vanishes. Again plums, red grapes too, but less than in the nose. Malty only in the middle part, fleeting. Coffee in the form of roasted beans, milk chocolate, spice from the pepper shaker, the smoked ham from the nose, young wood. 3. The evening does not end, enough wood is there, spare strings as well, until the morning dreads. Does anyone want an espresso? - and the sea is rustling. 4. Heavy, exciting, varied, full-bodied
    • Finish
      1. smoke, ash, salt, maritime, dried fruit, fruit, meat, wood, coffee, chocolate, seasoning 2. Cold smoke, a big mountain ash, a lot of salt and still the breeze from the sea. The dried fruits are less, the fruit notes decrease. Instead, more of the smoked ham. Coffee beans, dark chocolate, black pepper, not used sparingly. 3. Does anyone like breakfast? I'm making coffee fast. There is still ham there. Before someone else into the sea? Where do I get my swimming trunks ... oh, it does not matter. 4. Heavy, varied, full-bodied

  5. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very complex and pleasant whisky, where you can find new flavors with each crawl and each sip.
    • Nose
      Sherry, Rum pot, very subtle smoke with light sweetness, dark chocolate, old books, very light maritime touch, a little cinnamon and vanilla; a very warm and friendly aroma
    • Taste
      smoky, sweet, coffee, light spicy, caramel, slight oiliness, clove, fino notes
    • Finish
      long finish, warming, with subtle smoke and dry sherry, dark chocolate and coffee, a beautiful, subliminal sweetness

  6. Marvin B. scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    blind tasting
    but with smoke does not kill
    The Malt wants to be explored
    he is heavy and bitter / bitter
    • Nose
      minimal smoke - black rubber
      Fruit - red - raspberry
      Chocolate - Dark (60%)
      Sweetie - will be more
      later slightly vanilla
    • Taste
      heavy and oily on the palate
      more smoke - tires that are already longer
      Ash - cold ash
      Bitterness - from oak
      Malt - from the young and green kind
    • Finish
      medium long
      Wood - oak, softwood (with resins) or lacquered oak board
      slightly chemical - phenolic
      Chocolate - dark
      Sweet - sherry, brown sugar
      dark malt

  8. MickMatrix scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

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

  9. MrYens scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  10. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Always been a fan of this whisky which a frien once called, "The Whore of Islay".
    Could do with a little more punch, just a tad too weak on the palate.
    • Nose
      Smoke, sherried smoke. Hints of maritime coming through, sea saltiness. Quite sharp on the nose.
      With time nose begins to opens up, caramel notes.
      A drop of water kills the sharpness and brings out much more of the rich and sweet notes an the smoke
    • Taste
      Bit wood spice, a touch of tannin. With time complexity and character make an appearance with dried fruit and nuts creeping in.
    • Finish
      Smoky and drying, the smoke lingers with a touch of tannin.

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