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Bowmore 18-year-old

Overall rating
86.26/100
votes
100
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Deep & Complex
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Oloroso & Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L172067
Barcode
5010496004555
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
12 Apr 2017 3:50 pm by watson0209
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 84,07

19 × in wishlist

100 × member ratings

274 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 18-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.26 points

  1. Sandman23 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. mema82 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Rien scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. HunterRomario scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: Heavy sweet fruity, earthy, forest winds, dried berries, especially cranberries, but there is also fruity acidity, sweetened alumina peat and mild dullness of rotting wood. (87 b)
    Taste: Very rich in tongue, surprisingly full for 43% of alcohol. It fits perfectly with the smell. Peat, sweetness, velvety leather, heavy fruity, chocolate. Firm, windy. (89 b)
    Points: 88
    Summary: Good luck, rich whisky, I compared to directly with Bowmore Black Rock and this 18 yo was clearly better.

  5. kimmosuo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  6. valery77 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. Edward MacKenzie scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    I like it very much!
    Fresh sweetness paired with the typical Bowmore smoke.
    In the finish then licorice, clove and some lavender.
    Very spicy!
    Not the typical sherry grenade like the 15's Darkest and Laimrig.

    A very beautiful, mild and independent Bowmore.

    88/100

  8. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Never got the Bowmore-bashing to be honest. This is a very enjoyable dram (devoid of lavender?) and full of complexity. Thumbs up!
    • Nose
      Deep and rich! Petroleum, wet paint, modeling clay, forest soil, and burned sugar. Gorgeous – and indeed a complex nose! Morphs into rasp berries, cake dough, and tarry oranges. 
    • Taste
      Velvety arrival. With honey dew and forest berries aplenty. Associations of naphthalene (moth balls) and tar – receding quickly however. Mild bonfire smoke and cured meats. For 18 years this is remarkably un-oaked.
    • Finish
      Medium. At last some tannins, with caramel and coffee.

  9. ARDBERG scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A very nice sherry nose with slight fruity and seaside Bowmore touch plus some raisins, orange peel and chocolate. The taste is overly „uber“ sweet, it feels like biting into a praline made with too much sugar and almost no cocoa. Feels like the whisky has drowned in PX sweetness. not at all pleasant for me. The body is weak @ 43%, which rather feels like 30-35%. Despite this, it stays on the palate for a surprising long time, which is great news when the smothering sweetness disappears.Bowmore characteristics are coming through at this time, unfortunately to be smothered again by too much sweetness after a while, which makes me want to drink some water to make it go away. The very nice nose is a treat, however it’s not my preferred style to drink, but can see many that will love it’s prominent PX sweetness.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Achany scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    starts with intense sherry! nuts, dark fruits, moldy wine cellar. a hint of orange as well. fine peat, a little salty. nice but it lacks a bit of complexity - for example compared to the Laimrig. nice sherried peated dram! Price is very reasonable.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

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