Bowmore 15-year-old

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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
Bourbon Barrel + Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 jul 2017 2:42 pm by rottendon
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€ 71.44

Whisky reviews for Bowmore 15-year-old

73 users have left 74 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.93 points.

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  1. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    For the current price of around € 55, you get a very good sherry malt with smoke support. From the nose to the finish, it doesn't fall off. The 43% are pleasant and are completely sufficient for a nice drinking pleasure. In the nose I would have found a similarity to the Benromach 15y. However, in terms of taste, I find the Bowmore stronger on the smoke side and therefore more complex.
    • Nose
      The 15 year old malt shimmers with a dark amber color in the glass. Some tears move slowly, almost oily, down the edge of the glass. Full nose right from the start. Nice combination of a not too strong, slightly ashy smoke together with a typical sherry aroma - dark dried red fruits. After a few minutes, the fruit component changes in the nose to more sour aromas of red juicy apples and also a hint of caramel. Maybe it's due to the smoke, but behind the sweet fruit / caramel mix, you can now also feel some leather and tobacco.
    • Taste
      Nice start despite "only" 43% alcohol content. Soft, creamy mouthfeel. The smoke becomes more oily and, together with the peat, is much more present than in the nose. Furthermore a very nice combination with the fruit aromas from the sherry maturation and the sweetness of the caramel. The apples from the smell are no longer active in the mouth. The oak begins to show itself with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      Smoke is clearly noticeable in the mouth the entire time. The sweetness is now complemented in the finish by a pleasant bitterness of the oak. Dark chocolate and light tobacco notes stay in the mouth for a long time, along with the smoke.

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