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.

Details about this bottle Edit
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Bowmore
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
Calculated from 17 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Zitrus:
Honey:
Fruit:
Vanilla:
Lemon:
Maritime Notes:
Oak:
Seaweed:
Herbs:
Bonfire Smoke:
Spices:
Orange:
Pear:
Herb:
Caramel:
Lime:
Alcohol:
Heather:
Leather:
Malt:
Apple:
Cherry:
Chocolate:
Floral:
Grapefruit:
Hay:
Banana:
Dried Fruit:
Fig:
Iodine:
Nuts:
Raisin:
Tropical Fruit:
Almonds:
Cake:
Cinnamon:
Clove:
Dark Chocolate:
Grass:
Ham:
Mint:
Oil:
Peach:
Plum:
Salt:
Tobacco:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Spices:
Sherry:
Oak:
Chocolate:
Fruit:
Honey:
Zitrus:
Vanilla:
Herb:
Malt:
Nuts:
Dark Chocolate:
Maritime Notes:
Oil:
Alcohol:
Lemon:
Herbs:
Heather:
Medicinal Smoke:
Pepper:
Salt:
Seaweed:
Bonfire Smoke:
Chili:
Orange:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Cinnamon:
Dried Fruit:
Iodine:
Lime:
Tobacco:
Almonds:
Apple:
Berries:
Cake:
Date:
Floral:
Hazelnut:
Peach:
Pear:
Plum:
Raisin:
Walnut:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Oak:
Sherry:
Spices:
Herb:
Malt:
Dark Chocolate:
Fruit:
Chocolate:
Nuts:
Oil:
Maritime Notes:
Salt:
Honey:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Dried Fruit:
Pepper:
Bonfire Smoke:
Ham:
Heather:
Lemon:
Medicinal Smoke:
Seaweed:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Cake:
Cherry:
Cinnamon:
Clove:
Coffee:
Fig:
Iodine:
Leather:
Nutmeg:

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Quality rating of this bottle

3.5 Rate
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Tasting Notes 17

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Tasting notes of Tangles:

18. Oct 2018
Nosing: SherryPeat SmokeZitrusFruitSweet

Taste: SweetLemonOakPeat SmokeSherrySpices

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.

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13. Oct 2015
Nosing:
Peat SmokeLemonOrangeFruitSherry
Taste:
OakSherryPeat 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: TobaccoIodineCaramelVanilla

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
09. Sep 2017
Nosing: Peat SmokeLeatherVanillaLemonFruitFruitFruit

Taste: Peat SmokeVanillaSpicesOakLemonFruit

Finish: Peat SmokeSpicesDried FruitSweet

Comment: have potential ( well rounded)
Nosing: Bonfire SmokeCherryTropical FruitChocolateLemon

Taste: watery, lacking in texture OakBonfire Smoke mild Pepper

Finish: quite dry, medium in length. underwhelming

Comment: one dimensioned, mostly smoky. Could definitely use more ABV.
javis1213
31. May 2016
Nosing: LemonOrangeOakFruitPeat SmokeMalt

Taste: MaltSherryOakPeat SmokeLemonOil

Finish: Peat SmokeOakSherryMalt

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

Taste: Medicinal SmokeAlcohol

Finish:

Comment:
DaFin
12. Jul 2016
13. Nov 2017
Nosing: Peat SmokePeat SmokePeat SmokeOrange

Taste: HoneyHoneySweetPeat Smoke

Finish: long

Comment: Good, realy nice and not expensive, love it.