Bowmore 10-year-old

Overall rating
81.77/100
votes
442
Whiskybase ID
WB94814
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Dark & Intense
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Spanish Oak Sherry Casks & Hogsheads
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml 1000 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
L172227
Barcode
5010496004531
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
12 apr 2017 3:37 pm by Bowmoregirl60
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 48.68

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442 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Bowmore 10-year-old

63 users have left 64 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.77 points.

  1. LeChiffre scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Basically a sherry-heavy Bowmore as I like it. Unfortunately, it was diluted too much with the 40%, so that, contrary to its nickname, it lacks the intensity and power of the aromas.
    With a view to the called price (approx. 35 euros for 1 liter) a nice malt. Delicious, dangerous to drink and doesn't hurt your wallet - you can do it.
    • Nose
      87 87
      cold campfire smoke; Smoked meat; dark fruits; Plums; Raisins; slightly earthy and tarry notes flash through; tart chocolate notes; some leather couch and old wood
    • Taste
      84 84
      unfortunately the 40% is noticeable here, the aromas of the nose are less intense on the tongue; noticeable smoke; dark fruits; Dark chocolate; some liquorice; tart wood flavor
    • Finish
      85 85
      short to medium length; tart and spicy; delicate dark fruit notes; delicate smoke; Wood wort

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  3. Boletus did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The ''Dark & Intense'' is definitely dark, but because of the use of caramel, you don't know which of the colors is natural. Intensity, on the other hand, cannot necessarily be determined and that is the only shortcoming of this otherwise very nice malt from ''Bowmore''. A few percent more could have turned him into a real cracker. But even so, this is a real recommendation for all lovers of slightly smoky sherry cask whiskys.
    • Nose
      Burnt raisins mixed with juicy sweet grapes, blood orange, effervescent calcium tablets (calcareous and mineral), roasted malt, a breath of sea air, light peat smoke completes the overall picture, lavender and heather, fruit bread, dried figs and also dates
    • Taste
      Demerara, sweet grapes, dark chocolate with raisins, nice malt, blood oranges, figs, caramelized walnuts, black tea, oak enters
    • Finish
      Adequate length, a brief flash of vineyard peaches, allspice, decent oak, nutmeg, slightly malty, some liquorice, ''Fisherman's Friend'' aniseed, lavender, delicate vanilla, the chalky, mineral note of salt settles down with delicate peat smoke

  4. Sajmon scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
      smoke, sherry, lemon, wood
    • Taste
      76 76
      leather, bitter, wood, peat
    • Finish
      73 73
      Peat, wood, medium long

  5. Dramling scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    A very nice nose, fine smoke, delicious sherry and further back dry fruits and vanilla.
    Unfortunately, the taste and finish can no longer keep up, which is certainly due to the strong dilution to 40%. The sweetness of the sherry, fruit notes and above all a nice wood note come through here, but overall the whisky seems rather watery, which unfortunately spoils the impression. The price-performance ratio is still right here, but 2%-3% more alcohol would probably have greatly improved the taste experience.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  6. Drum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I liked him.
    • Nose
      Mild, warm and smoky, while fruity, especially dark fruits
    • Taste
      Sweet ash and pepper
    • Finish
      Long, warm finish after campfire and ash, plus a mild sweetness and pipe tobacco

  7. sakis scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    The nose is really good, but unfortunately it falls off in the mouth, which prevents a better rating.
    • Nose
      Flowery smoked bacon, very clearly the typical Bowmore violet note, noticeable but not overpowering smoke, fruity sweet, chocolate, quite creamy, some caramel, vinous, sour berries, Neapolitan, very pleasant, I like to linger a little longer, fresh mint as an overtone, burnt milk
    • Taste
      Rather watery, but in terms of taste it comes at the beginning, sweet, chocolate, violet smoke, flowery, berries, acidity, so the flower meadow with violets is also quite dominant here, in the nose it was in a more tolerable range, here it is a bit too much for me a lot of
    • Finish
      Ash, still sweet, sugary, strawberries, light smoke, no more violets, which surprises me, but also quite one-dimensional at the back due to the strong sweetness

  9. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    It tastes very much like Bowmore with a nice Bowmore-typical smoke and a distinctive sherry influence, including a slight spiciness from the barrel. It has a huge shortcoming, it is too weak and therefore a bit flat. Only 3 or 6% more. Easy drinking Bowmore.

  10. MarcinCh scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Very dark color. Light oily.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Peat, smoke. Sweetness. Red fruit. Caramel. Milk chocolate. A little sea.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Peat. Smoke. Sea. Spices. Black pepper. Hot pepper. Caramel. Salty caramel. There is a certain oilyness.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Red fruit. Milk chocolate. Sweetness. Caramel. Medium-length finish.

  11. Tomek scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Smell: soft peat, rancid cheeses, old tobacco, red fruit, tires
    Taste: sweet peat, quite bland, dull, red fruit, wooden, almond peel
    Finish: wood and peat, bitter
    Rating: 2.5

  12. ZLako scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Definite buy for 40 EUR. Was very surprised. I find it better than the 12 in all aspects and in price/value ratio it even beats the 15 for me.

    Nose: Sherry fruityness, blackcurrants, dates, raisins, dark chocolate, walnuts, sweet peat, coal smoke, earthyness, blood oranges

    Palate: Smoke fills the whole palate at first, after that intense and rich sweetness, smoky pineapple, red berries, dark chocolate, fruit cake, blood oranges, really thick, earthy notes and some pepper from the spanish oak

    Finish: Long lasting, fruity, sweet, very pleasant

  13. Paulsen scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    nice nose, very gentle - and unfortunately too weak in the finish. 3-6% more and you should have a few bottles at home. Ok for the price, but not a purchase candidate

  14. glenrob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  15. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The 9 yo sherry version is the better of the two.

  16. hafssol scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    What you'd expect from Bowmore, just a bit younger and bolder. Fair good balance between sherry and smoke, but both elements are more pronounced than on the 12 y.o. Always a good proposal from Bowmore, surely worth the price.

  17. Eigerle scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    Typical Bowmore start in the nose. Honey and a burning campfire. A date sweet. Dried seaweed, but moderate smoke that almost smells like old, slightly musty cardboard towards the end.
    The smoke is perceived more strongly in the taste and goes in the direction of smoked meat. A weak citrus or grapefruit note accompanies the dried fruit from the sherry barrel. Not very complex and extensive.
    Finish: The peat smoke lingers gently. The plum dried fruit sensations go downhill in record time. Mild sweetness to say goodbye and therefore generally pleasant to drink in a hurry. The "intense" hum from the name is of course noticeably missing in the finish.
    A Bowmore that you don't have to have. Pleasant in the throat, but quickly disappeared. With the multitude of Bowmores tasted so far, will I remember that of all people?

  18. rpvdwel scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  19. MickMatrix scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose is really nice. Sherry and light aromatic smoke.
    Then my mouth is just too watery.
    There would be more to it.

  20. leeho scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  21. Expraesi scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  22. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Photo Moderator

    Not that maritime, quite leathery but a pretty good mouth feeling
    • Nose
      83 83
      Seabreeze, seaweed, some iodine, old sherry wood, hints of new leather couch, whiffs of smoke
    • Taste
      84 84
      Very oily, creamy, subtle sweetness, nutty, little liquorice, little dried fruits, sherry wood, milk chocolate, hints of leather, little citirc, little smoky, hints of cooked oranges
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium long, warm

  23. MickMatrix scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Okay but too thin overall.
    Typical, sherry-heavy Bowmore ...
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  24. Whisky Genießer scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This Bowmore is very elegant and the wood maturation is a very good combination. The only thing I would change, I would increase the abv to 46%
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very gentle but complex with notes of dark fruits, sweetness, and in my opinion lightly smoked ham, the peat and smoke is noticed but softer as for example at a Ardbeg 10, Lagavulin 16 or Laphroaig 10. I also sense well matured wood.
    • Taste
      85 85
      In my opinion this Bowmore is oily, the dark fruits and the sweetness are very pleasant noticeable, lightly peat and smoke
    • Finish
      84 84
      Unfortunately the finish is a bit short because of the low abv. Lightly peated and smoked, dark fruits, sweetness and again the smoked ham

  25. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

    A dram with friends in a cozy atmosphere, unfortunately colored and with 40% vol. At the lower limit. But it should only be fun and the dram fulfills that in an uncomplicated way.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Slightly maritime smoke, sweetness, sherry aromas, dark fruits, honey. In the nose he does everything right and is clearly recognizable as a Bowmore. Really impressive for a ten year old in this price range.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Smoky-sweet on the palate and with a peppery sharpness. Herbs and liquorice are also found. The aromas are not particularly pronounced, but overall the Bowmore is quite pleasing and drinkable.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium length with sweetness and pepper on the palate, light bitter notes and some smoke. A little weak in the finish.

  26. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  27. Ad@ scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A nice whisky for a cozy chat for friends, the sweetness of sherry, the light "tar" and the smoke finish it off nicely.
    Nice long finish, pleasant! price / quality = OK

  28. Syleo scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Technically, of course, a mature drop, but for me everything is too intense and superficial. In particular, the nose wanders from exciting to penetrating down the scale of points, because the omnipresent tar on cardboard and the carbonized cigar box are always too dominant for me and also stay on the palate for an uncomfortably long time.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Dark caramel brown runs into cumbersome, oily church windows almost like honey in the glass. It was definitely not filtered here, small and medium-sized suspended particles are clearly visible. The first nose is also heavy: the distinctive tannins of a charred cigar box or an old cupboard, resin and almost tar mix with brown sugar, sticky forest honey and then also no fruit basket - or rather rum pot with pickled cherries, prunes, candied oranges and Raisins in Malaga ice cream. The impression remains extremely intense with more air, oily and waxy, more and more old cardboard, coffee beans and then a bit more herbal with ginger, lavender and coconut shell.
    • Taste
      75 75
      A bit bitter, heavy, but also sweet again, the malt continues to greet the palate in a very "dark" manner. The cigar box is back with slight burn marks, old cardboard and the forest honey as well, together with malty herb candies and a pinch of cinnamon. The fruit of prunes and candied oranges is hidden in the background with the anticipated Malaga ice cream. What amazes me is that with all the strength and heaviness, there is hardly any alcohol to be felt.
    • Finish
      73 73
      A couple of matchstick heads give a hint of sulfur notes in the finish, with a little waxy licorice, malt candies, cooled tar on the road construction site and cedar wood with a slight acidity and a few dates on the grill for a little while longer.

  29. Hvdree scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  30. mattheww scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  31. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    21 20 20 20 81

  32. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A vinous earth, crushed grapes, wood chips. The smoke and peat are muted, a bit dusty, the sherry is darker and deeper than usual. Nice balance. A hint of honey, which really awakens in the mouth. It's light, a little peppery, earthy and maderized. The liquor must be kept in the mouth for a while for it to reveal itself, with apricot, grapes and plum. Quite strong finish, not too short, dry earth, hints of smoke, charcoal in retro-olfaction.
    At less than 40 euros, it's a bargain.

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    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  33. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nice entry into the peat world
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  34. GB1992 scored this whisky 71 points Member Senior

    Not a lot going on. A bit disappointed actually. 40 % alc. is way too low to make this an interesting dram.
    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      70 70

  35. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    One of my absolute PLV favorites, what better can I not find for 35 € / l.
    Medium, cool smoke with fine sweetness, dark chocolate, a hint of dark berries (blackberry, elderberry), a hint of walnut.
    Of course there is still no elegance and the most intense is not 40%, but you can tell what's going to happen later.

  36. face scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  37. Deloti scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      75 75

  38. Roland7 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Feast with meat and dessert!

    Fried meat! Smoked sausage, cooked vegetables, laurel, black pepper, smoke, electrical wiring, medicines, bandage, peanuts, cookies, Napoleon cake, black chocolate, strawberries!

  39. ARDBERG scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    3cl sample.

    Potentially a dram that helps your liver, as it is rather for nosing not really for drinking, considering what is still out there in whisky world.
    As this is usually taken on a plane, why not just bottle the air enriched by the nice nose in a light container and save kerosine by getting rid of the weight of the whisky and the bottle.
    I think Bowmore could do much better things with their whisky than this.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Hope I'd recognize the nose immediately as Bowmore in a blind tasting. The uniquely peat, smoke, sherry, wood, orange combination that their sherry casks normally produce.
    • Taste
      82 82
      I knew it had to go downhill after the nose at this strength. It does. Strangest feeling that I can taste the tab water in this one to reduce its strength. The water sadly washes away the textbook Bowmore taste.
    • Finish
      80 80
      More downhill in record time. Bland sweetness on a short goodbye. On this account, it probably caters well to the travellers tongue.

  40. AdamsB scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A marge of sherry and peat. As for Intense, it's lacking in power, and it's not particularly Dark. Another whisky worth having as a choice for everyday drinking
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sherry, smoke, peat, cherries, dried apricot, dark chocolate, raisins, seafood,
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sherry, peat, honey, plum, cherry, ginger;
    • Finish
      83 83
      Fruit, dominated by ginger, peat smoke

  41. Luigisim scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Honest and easy drum with a sherry background.
    Sweet, nicely peated and gentle.
    Maybe the fact to taste it at Bowmore dram bar I front of the sea on a sunny day contributed with some extra points.

  42. LittlePeat scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  43. diamond2000 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: iodine, seaweed thrown on the beach and dried in the sun, caramel, honey, decaying bonfire, sweetness of dates mixed with smoke, dried fruits, cardboard.
    Taste: honey, caramel with salt, dried fruits, smoked meats, bitterness from grapefruit and some delicate white pepper.
    Finish: sweet compote of dried fruit, ashen, slightly citrus peel, shorter than average.
    Rating: 83
    Bottom line: for the new DF line, a quite good initial level has been set, all the more, the age indication has pleased! Bouumo is not as extreme as its southern neighbors on the island, but it has its own recognizable face. The sherry influence here fit in quite well, added a certain zest, but some whisky is too simple, especially the taste and finish is a bit short. In general, a good base Islay molt, with sherry influence, for its price.

  44. ishi scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    deep aroma, smoke, dried fruits, sea notes; simple, some strong, drinkable

  45. rolabob scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  46. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    He is good drinkable. It does not hurt anyone and actually does not do anything wrong. Not bad but not really exciting. The only 40% disturb stop. So rather one for the side. The right choice for today.

  47. JNuyts scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
      In the beginning I smell mostly freshly mowed grass and a light smoke that comes around the corner.
      Then caramel and dark brown sugar which nicely balances everything with a slightly salty undertone
    • Taste
      81 81
      light smoke that is systematically stronger. I also try something dull, which in itself does not bother me.
      The influence of the sherry barrel can be tasted slightly.
      Furthermore, a little bit of orange and some dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      82 82
      medium to long finish.
      Especially the oak tones of the sherry show here, with little bitterness.

  48. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  49. Mr. D. scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  50. psiiik scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  51. Макс scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  52. Kovalyoff did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Nothing special. You can have a drink. 83

  53. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm: Nose 4/5 Mouth 3/5 Final 2/5 Whisky n ° 1720
    • Nose
      Ultra honest given the low ABV. All the identity of Bowmore aged in sherry shines even through this shabby plastic cup: driftwood, sherry, dried fruit, moderate peat ... Relief.
    • Taste
      The reduction ruins the promise of the nose.
    • Finish
      Final persistent but a little watery.

  54. mer1973 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  55. baldandbeardy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  56. Tabrulavubeg scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Simply good stuff for drinking.
    Imho one step up compared to the (good) 9yo OB. This one has a nicer/ rounder mouthfeel and more intense sherry without feeling too "constructed".
    Cheaper than the 9yo in most cases, too (based on the litre price)!

  57. Immerenga scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Quite easy on the tongue, slighlty peaty. Easy to enjoy
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  58. MadScientist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  59. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  60. Wolv scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  61. LDB scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Orange, chocolate, smoke. 

    Chocolate, smoke, orange. 

    Smoke, orange, chocolate.

    Simple, easily quaffable, but only if you are up to that.

    Works well together with... (surprise, drum roll....) orange chocolate.

  62. TheDAne scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    im at 79 points. The nose promising more than the palate could deliver
    • Nose
      vegetal, sweet and punget spice mix, nutmeg, cloves and star anice. Definately very husky/mousy, old cardboard, library sort-of-smell. Green leafs, coal
    • Taste
      lackluster arrival, some sherry, balsamico, light fresh peat, medicine and blac oil.
    • Finish
      decent smoke on the close, elegant but swiftly gone

  63. Achany scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    gently peated, salty, fine sherry influence, dark fruits, nuts, traces of apricots and oranges, some cinamon, oak, malty and traces of pepper. really nice single malt but I liked the 2016 10yo better which had more ABV. But still a fine malt which we enjoyed quite well.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  64. Uridium did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    This 10 y/o is more subtle than the 9 y/o sherry wood finish. Less extreme, but still clear hints of both sherry and peat. Price is a bit high compared to the 9 y/o, but certainly not too high. A nice and complete package, and at about € 50,- for a litre it's quite a nice one to treat yourself or a friend to it.
    • Nose
      Cigar ash, oily/coal gas, smoked mackerel
    • Taste
      Clear sherry notes, light peat, cedar wood, cigar smoke, mandarin peal
    • Finish
      Cigar smoke, citric

  65. HunterRomario scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I tasted at the Whisky Festival 2017. Another of the tasks for Travel Retail. Very well drunk, she drinks herself.
    • Nose
      The first impression is really intense. Spicy, sweet peat with a windy breeze to add a lot of chocolate and orange marmalade. (85 b)
    • Taste
      Although it is quite sparse (it also diluted it on the weak 40%), but still has something in it. The taste of oranges, peat, spices. Bumpy in awe. (85 b)

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