Bowmore 12 Years (new cardboard box)

Bowmore is the oldest distillery on Islay. This is their flagship, the 12-year-old in the new cardboard box.

Bowmore is the oldest distillery on Islay. This is their flagship, the 12-year-old in the new cardboard box.

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Bowmore
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - Without Artifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
Calculated from 22 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Zitrus:
Fruit:
Honey:
Vanilla:
Lemon:
Maritime Notes:
Bonfire Smoke:
Oak:
Herbs:
Seaweed:
Spices:
Orange:
Herb:
Chocolate:
Hay:
Heather:
Lime:
Nuts:
Caramel:
Ham:
Leather:
Pear:
Alcohol:
Raisin:
Fig:
Grapefruit:
Malt:
Medicinal Smoke:
Apple:
Floral:
Iodine:
Salt:
Walnut:
Cherry:
Dried Fruit:
Grass:
Nutmeg:
Peach:
Pineapple:
Tropical Fruit:
Almonds:
Banana:
Dark Chocolate:
Grape:
Green Apple:
Mint:
Oil:
Pepper:
Plum:
Tobacco:
Cake:
Cinnamon:
Clove:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Spices:
Fruit:
Honey:
Oak:
Chocolate:
Herb:
Maritime Notes:
Zitrus:
Vanilla:
Dark Chocolate:
Seaweed:
Malt:
Bonfire Smoke:
Nuts:
Medicinal Smoke:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Lemon:
Oil:
Salt:
Caramel:
Heather:
Pepper:
Ham:
Chili:
Orange:
Tobacco:
Apple:
Cherry:
Dried Fruit:
Iodine:
Berries:
Cake:
Cinnamon:
Grass:
Lime:
Almonds:
Black Currant:
Coffee:
Date:
Floral:
Ginger:
Hazelnut:
Leather:
Peach:
Pear:
Plum:
Raisin:
Walnut:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Oak:
Sherry:
Herb:
Spices:
Dark Chocolate:
Maritime Notes:
Malt:
Chocolate:
Fruit:
Honey:
Nuts:
Seaweed:
Oil:
Salt:
Bonfire Smoke:
Zitrus:
Ham:
Vanilla:
Pepper:
Herbs:
Dried Fruit:
Heather:
Alcohol:
Lemon:
Medicinal Smoke:
Almonds:
Coffee:
Hay:
Iodine:
Nutmeg:
Cake:
Cherry:
Chili:
Cinnamon:
Clove:
Fig:
Grapefruit:
Leather:
Orange:

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Quality rating of this bottle

3.6 Rate
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Tasting Notes 22

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13. Oct 2015
Nosing:
Peat Smoke Lemon Orange Fruit Sherry
Taste:
Oak Sherry Peat Smoke
Finish:
Long
Comment:
Nosing:
Subtle lemon and honey, balanced beautifully by Bowmore's trademark peaty smokiness.
Taste:
sweet and delicious heather honey and gentle peat smoke
Finish:
the long, mellow finish
Comment:
10. Oct 2016
Of all Islay distilleries, Bowmore is the oldest but arguably the most uninteresting. Its 12-year-old expression is intensely colored (E150a) and less peated than other Islay Single Malts. The nose is distinctly earthy with fresh vegetables, citrus fruits and an occasional alcoholic burn. A warming glow accompanies the arrival, while the peatiness is restrained and yet somewhat unique. Sweet spices, herbal notes and dried fruits lead to a rather dry finish with a touch of bitter chocolate. This whisky is certainly worth a try but lacking intrinsic quality.
RATING: 3.0/5.0 ≙ 83 pts
03. Jan 2018
Nosing:

Taste: Tobacco Iodine Caramel Vanilla

Finish:

Comment:
kiki
06. Nov 2021
Nosing: Walnut, bitter herbs, Sweet Vanilla dirty socks

Taste: Vanilla Sweet

Finish: bitter, some acidity

Comment:
Nosing: Bonfire Smoke Cherry Tropical Fruit Chocolate Lemon

Taste: watery, lacking in texture Oak Bonfire Smoke mild Pepper

Finish: quite dry, medium in length. underwhelming

Comment: one dimensioned, mostly smoky. Could definitely use more ABV.
09. Sep 2017
Nosing: Peat SmokeLeather Vanilla Lemon Fruit Fruit Fruit

Taste: Peat Smoke Vanilla Spices Oak Lemon Fruit

Finish: Peat SmokeSpices Dried Fruit Sweet

Comment: have potential ( well rounded)
01. Aug 2020
Nosing:
Peat Smoke Ham :Orange :Lime
Taste:
Zitrus Orange Ham
Finish:
Maritime Notes Sherry
Comment:
18. Oct 2018
Nosing: Sherry Peat Smoke Zitrus Fruit Sweet

Taste: Sweet Lemon Oak Peat Smoke Sherry Spices

Finish: Moderate

Comment: A welcomed nose with that signature Bowmore peat and sweetness. A sour tart tone is found within, like a lemon and fig paste mixed with the spices and tannons of the oak. A mild sherry and sweetness carry throughout. At 35 ppm and 40 ABV I believe this whisky to be a good introductory to the Isle of Islay.
19. Apr 2017
Nosing: Peat Smoke

Taste: Medicinal Smoke Alcohol

Finish:

Comment: