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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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Zitrus:
Honey:
Fruit:
Lemon:
Vanilla:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Herbs:
Oak:
Bonfire Smoke:
Orange:
Spices:
Pear:
Herb:
Caramel:
Heather:
Leather:
Lime:
Malt:
Alcohol:
Apple:
Cherry:
Chocolate:
Floral:
Grapefruit:
Hay:
Banana:
Dried Fruit:
Fig:
Iodine:
Raisin:
Tropical Fruit:
Almonds:
Cake:
Cinnamon:
Clove:
Dark Chocolate:
Grass:
Ham:
Mint:
Nuts:
Peach:
Plum:
Salt:
Tobacco:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Spices:
Oak:
Fruit:
Chocolate:
Honey:
Zitrus:
Vanilla:
Herb:
Malt:
Nuts:
Dark Chocolate:
Maritime Notes:
Lemon:
Oil:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Heather:
Medicinal Smoke:
Pepper:
Salt:
Seaweed:
Chili:
Orange:
Bonfire Smoke:
Cherry:
Cinnamon:
Dried Fruit:
Iodine:
Lime:
Tobacco:
Apple:
Berries:
Cake:
Caramel:
Floral:
Hazelnut:
Peach:
Pear:
Plum:
Raisin:
Walnut:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Oak:
Sherry:
Spices:
Malt:
Herb:
Dark Chocolate:
Fruit:
Nuts:
Oil:
Chocolate:
Maritime Notes:
Honey:
Salt:
Zitrus:
Pepper:
Vanilla:
Dried Fruit:
Ham:
Heather:
Lemon:
Medicinal Smoke:
Seaweed:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Bonfire Smoke:
Cake:
Cherry:
Cinnamon:
Clove:
Coffee:
Fig:
Leather:
Nutmeg:

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Tasting notes of Zeus8613:

Zeus8613
26. Apr 2018

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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:
03. Jan 2018
Nosing:

Taste: Tobacco Iodine Caramel Vanilla

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
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)
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.
javis1213
31. May 2016
Nosing: Lemon Orange Oak Fruit Peat Smoke Malt

Taste: Malt Sherry Oak Peat Smoke Lemon Oil

Finish: Peat Smoke Oak Sherry Malt

Comment: Very well balanced with medium smoke notes
19. Apr 2017
Nosing: Peat Smoke

Taste: Medicinal Smoke Alcohol

Finish:

Comment:
DaFin
12. Jul 2016