Bowmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Added on
29 Apr 2017 5:20 pm by Asterix

Average value

€ 35.22

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 12-year-old

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.94 points

  1. VB74 scored this whisky 78 points Member Junior

    Smoke, very light with hints of fruits. Basic malt lacking in complexity.

  2. 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.

  3. JNuyts scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  4. marmeladow scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Tasty, easy to drink W., interesting and above all variable-diverse. Clear buy recommendation, especially because of the excellent PLV.
    • Nose
      92 92
      In the nose a very varied, diverse aroma bundle. Smoke and earthy notes dominate, but next to it - and with every dram a little different oak and malt, and in the background the sea, sherry, citrus and also vanilla and maybe honey. The empty glass still enchants with its malt notes after hours.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Good full, slightly oily mouthfeel. In addition to not overemphasized and therefore pleasant smoky notes, there is malt, oak, sherry, fruit and very light sweetness. Here also very varied
    • Finish
      89 89
      medium-long, warming with pleasant spice, next to it again malt, oak and also sherry or sweetness.

  5. HokkaidoUni scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    To me this tastes like what was in the wood box in my childhood home, next to the fireplace: dried American oak. There is some fruit and smoke but the cask was too active. I look forward to tasting a bowmore with a less active cask

  6. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    20 20 20 20 80

  7. Vince scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  8. 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.


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