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Bowmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.10/100
votes
157
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 5:20 pm by Asterix
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 37,76

7 × in wishlist

157 × member ratings

457 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 12-year-old

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.10 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. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    20 20 20 20 80

  3. Vince scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Very similar to the version I tried around 10 years ago, so the consistency is still there. but still mediocre.

  4. GJR scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      Soft combination of the sea (salty, seaweed), with a soft smoke fire. Light fruit hint. Very subtle in everything.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Fruit sweetness initially, something of apricot. As longer in your mouth real Islay taste. Smokiness / Peat and incidence increases per second. Develops nicely despite low abv
    • Finish
      85 85
      As you hold it longer in your mouth and "chew" it, the finish becomes more intense and smoky. Low abv plays a negative role in keeping your mouth for a short time: 75. Score for finish is for passing through your mouth for longer.

  5. VollePulle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Alexandr_Zhurov scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Great light island whisky.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Light enough, Aylovsky, sea, iodine-sweet, excellent aroma with pleasant light woody notes and smoke in the background.

      You can catch dried fruit, apples, an unusually excellent balance of sherry extract and a suitable sea Ayle theme.

      He recalled the light character of Bigpit.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Sweet woody, a little salt, light honey.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Pleasant iodide finish, no bitterness and spices.

  7. ezioaudit scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

  8. AlbertJohn scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

  9. Marvin B. scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

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

  10. 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

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