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Bowmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.42/100
votes
109
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5010496080818
Added on
29 Apr 2017 5:13 pm by Asterix
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 35,87

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 12-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.42 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Always good. The typical Bowmorerauch, slightly floral notes, salt, toffee, oak, a bit musty. Compared to older bottlings, I think this is darker, oakier, less fruity and a bit smokier.

  2. Andreas W. scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    For me, the Bowmore 12 represents one of the best standards. Not too complex, but fruity, smoky, sweet, no annoying junk and delicious. A few Vol.% Would do him good, but for less than 30 ¬ is an excellent PLV for a really good malt.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. pianoman scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh. Light sherry, light honey, hazelnut, a touch of smoky candle wax. Grated orange peel, a little lemon and dry mint.
    • Taste
      Light. Hazelnut, some nougat, a trace of earth. Warm mineral water. Milk chocolate, almonds, a touch of ash. At the end a bit thin.

  4. karloff scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    This was a sample off a neighbour and I know it's one of his favourites.
    • Nose
      85 85
      There is always that Bowmore light smoke with honey, toffee, old book pages, some spice, new wood, felt tip pen, grassy notes and a little citrus in the background.
    • Taste
      87 87
      It has been a long time since I tried this and to me it's still solid. The standard is still there. My brother loves this because of the light peat, fruit and honey. There is a good balance in there of what average joe and seasoned whisky drinker loves.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The peat just sprinkles itself on the back of the tongue with a pinch of salt.

  5. King_of_Grill scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

  6. King_of_Grill scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    Very nice, but not more
    • Nose
      Light smoke, medicine, strong citrus fruits dominate
    • Taste
      Smoke, medicine, mild, mild spiciness
    • Finish
      Short, slightly sparkling finish, mild, slightly oak

  7. Fruchti3k scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. ApricotOne scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    old: One of my standard OA favorites, if not even DER, for 12 years he feels very grown-up, clear and straightforward, elegant smoke ... delicious and bargain for under € 30. new: There is nothing to add, without direct comparison, I notice there is no change, fluctuation in the range normal Batchunterschiede, I would say.
    • Nose
      Direct comparison version until 2017 (35533) vs. new (95550): old: light smoke / ash, cool, flower meadow with fresh citrus notes (lots of lemon, orange, a little bit of grapefruit), I also think of a slight saltiness, with a gentle honey sweetness new: initially a little drier, smokey, less fruity in the glass (only the grapefruit note is a bit clearer), but within 5-10 min the differences disappear or I could not name any specific, maybe the new one will be even clearer, cleaner, is a bit more perfect in my description of the old, while in the old I find a very light dirty-organic note
    • Taste
      old: a touch of grapefruit bitterness, violets, dark chocolate, cold smoke, yummy ... if it lingers longer in the mouth, the chocolate becomes more intense and it feels slightly spicy on the tongue new: the mouthfeel is almost the same, creaminess, bitterness - feels the same, just a little bit more sharpness I find in the old one (and that only after sipping x times), also the flavor description fits 1: 1 on the new, overall, the old may seem a shade lighter / thinner, while the new dark chocolate & smoke are a bit more intense (but really minimal, only noticeable in direct comparison)
    • Finish
      both: medium-long, dry, dark chocolate, some salt and pepper, old: a bit chocolatier, new: a bit more peppery

  10. Andytka3 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    N- Identical soft ashy bonfire notes but with more prominent resinous and rubber smokes. Not as palmy, instead more juicy canned fruit and apricot, fruity punch bowl with smokes vanilla, baked oyster shell

    P- Notably more balance on Syringol and Guaiacol compounds on the blend. Fruity with smokes subsides overtimes and saltiness emerged. Ashy from a distant. Wee light mouthfeel.F- Medium, nice olive brine, peppery spicy, cardboard and candy floss. — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

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