- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Golden & Elegant
- Stated Age
- 15 years old
- 1st Fill Bourbon Casks and Hogsheads
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 1000 ml
- Bottled for
- Travel Retail
- Added on
- 16 Mar 2017 3:43 pm by sinclair
17 × in wishlist
258 × member ratings
674 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 15-year-old
38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.79 points
- Golden & Elegant
It's golden because of its color.
But elegance is something else.
Which shouldn't mean that it's a bad whisky.
It just doesn't keep what the name and age promises.
Peat smoke with polish, aniseed, citrus fruits, honey, green tea and oak aromas.
Peat smoke with polish, citrus, vanilla, honey, anise, salt and oak aromas.
Long with peat smoke, citrus fruits, anise, vanilla, honey, salt and oak aromas.
- Slightly interesting but still basic everyday smoky scotch
Sweet fruity jam smoke with some seaweed tones
Simple sweet caramel fruity cold ashy charcoal smoke
Long but blank, ashy charcoal and red fruits
N: Soft-smoked lavender, thin dirty mechanical/sooty sweet jammy quince jelly,… Any briny ex-bourbon cask resinousness as dropped off from this particular bottle opened many years ago.
T&F: Really soft and lacking in body with a deep/faint sootiness, spent [one-use BBQ] charcoal,.. more [briny] lavender, and with a deep yet distant mineral vegetal conclusion.
C: Despite being a tired bottle, the story remains [as it has in recent years since] the same – I’m left wanting for more.
- Pretty balanced and rinkable
Malty, dry hay, little farmy, seabreeze, some iodine, whiffs of smoke, sherry notes, little meaty, ham and bacon, chocolate - not bad
Little punchy, oily, subtle sweetness, salty, little liquorice, little dried fruits, notes of sherry wood, little nutty, hints of milk chocolate, little toffee, caramel
Medium long, warm