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Bowmore 15-year-old

Overall rating
84.44/100
votes
215
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel + Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L172228
Barcode
5010496020821
Added on
14 Jul 2017 2:42 pm by rottendon
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 56,91

30 × in wishlist

215 × member ratings

636 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 15-year-old

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.44 points

  1. Maltlife scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

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

  2. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    21 20 21 20 82

  3. amann1 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The whole philosophizing about whether the name "Darkest" makes sense, although Bowmore is known to color ... so what ...
    The whole argument over whether the 15y without the name addition Darkest is now the same or not .... so what ...
    Here you get in any case - especially at the PLV! - a really great whisky. For me but not quite as good as the 18y.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    Pretty good but a bit short in the end
    • Nose
      85 85
      Smoked fish, woody, nutty
    • Taste
      86 86
      Fruity, smoky, woody
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium short, warm

  5. Deloti scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Crushed blackberries, moist wood, forest peat. Caramel, old leather richly waxed, black earth filled with humus. A net of ashes. At first it was the sherry that dominated, after half an hour it's smoke. Very good balance. But it's light.
    Woody palate, sap, pear, plum and grapes, some warming spices. A lot of dark chocolate in the finish, and even coffee, quite long in fact. Mocha. A bitter note in retro-olfaction. A slightly fragile and nuanced expression, it changes bombs of all kinds.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. MrYens scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  8. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Soft smoke rises from the glass into my nose, to a slightly alcoholic note, despite the "only" 43% Vol. In addition to ripe fruits towards oranges and wild berries, but also beautiful earthy notes. The whole thing is rounded off by a piece of pocket coffee.
    • Taste
      85 85
      On the tongue, the Bowmore shows a nice mix of smoke and honey sweetness. For 43% Vol. Amazingly strong and at the same time well integrated alcohol. The fruit gradually comes through more and goes in the direction of currant jelly. Overall nice and round and just delicious.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium with dark chocolate, soft smoke and lasting honey sweetness.

  9. Thermidor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I want to like it, but can't quite get past its one major fault, a lackluster body.
    • Nose
      Nice sherry notes. I quite like the oak, tar, something marine, and putty (or whatever you'd call that signature smell of bowmore), but everything is a bit faint. No assertiveness, no depth. Domesticated is the word. There is this "old style whisky" air about it, but it's been ruined with water.
    • Taste
      It almost makes me angry how the taste is instantly likable to me, but it's all too faint. The body is flat and lazy, and that is such a major fault, the otherwise pleasant, tarry, chemical-y taste can't save it.
    • Finish
      Ashy, sherried. Does not last very long.

  10. TechnOBY scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Sherry and Citrus
    • Taste
      85 85
      Little smoky, hints of Sherry, citrus fruits
    • Finish
      84 84
      medium Long, not as good as expected

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