Bowmore 15 Years Darkest

The Bowmore Darkest is a vat of the darkest casks the Blenders can find in the warehouses of Bowmore. Most of the whisky experts look at the age of the whisky. The darkest is a very good example that a whisky with a normal age and a very prominent cask selection can be premium, too.

The Bowmore Darkest is a vat of the darkest casks the Blenders can find in the warehouses of Bowmore. Most of the whisky experts look at the age of the whisky. The darkest is a very good example that a whisky with a normal age and a very prominent cask selection can be premium, too.

Details about this bottle Edit
6814
Bowmore
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
15 Years
43%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon
Sherry - Oloroso
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sherry:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Chocolate:
Raisin:
Herb:
Dark Chocolate:
Spices:
Dried Fruit:
Plum:
Vanilla:
Maritime Notes:
Oak:
Bonfire Smoke:
Seaweed:
Caramel:
Orange:
Zitrus:
Berries:
Leather:
Malt:
Apple:
Cinnamon:
Coffee:
Grape:
Salt:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Clove:
Date:
Floral:
Honey:
Medicinal Smoke:
Nutmeg:
Pepper:
Banana:
Blackberry:
Cake:
Cherry:
Fig:
Green Apple:
Hay:
Iodine:
Nuts:
Pear:
Pineapple:
Tobacco:
Tropical Fruit:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Fruit:
Spices:
Oak:
Chocolate:
Herb:
Dark Chocolate:
Nuts:
Caramel:
Oil:
Raisin:
Malt:
Clove:
Coffee:
Dried Fruit:
Vanilla:
Alcohol:
Berries:
Blackberry:
Pepper:
Plum:
Maritime Notes:
Chili:
Cinnamon:
Honey:
Herbs:
Cherry:
Grape:
Heather:
Leather:
Orange:
Salt:
Seaweed:
Tobacco:
Zitrus:
Almonds:
Bonfire Smoke:
Cake:
Ginger:
Ham:
Hazelnut:
Mint:
Peach:
Pear:
Tropical Fruit:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Malt:
Oak:
Herb:
Chocolate:
Spices:
Dark Chocolate:
Fruit:
Maritime Notes:
Nuts:
Oil:
Salt:
Coffee:
Bonfire Smoke:
Seaweed:
Alcohol:
Dried Fruit:
Herbs:
Cherry:
Tobacco:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Anise:
Blackberry:
Chili:
Cinnamon:
Grass:
Ham:
Heather:
Honey:
Leather:
Medicinal Smoke:
Orange:
Pepper:
Plum:
Raisin:

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Tasting Notes 15

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04. May 2015
Nosing:
Raisins, smoke, oakiness
Taste:
Smoke, cedar wood, sweet syrup, spicy, sherry, dark fruits, plums
Finish:
Medium
Comment:
This Bowmore was created only from the darkest casks. The statement behind this bottle is, not the age of the whisky is important, only the cask in which it has matured.
Nosing:
delicious dark chocolate, sun-dried fruits and a tell-tale wisp of Islay smoke.
Taste:
wonderful cedar wood and rich treacle toffee
Finish:
the robust and complex finish with a hint of sherry tannin
Comment:
09. Mar 2016
Nosing:

Taste: Sherry Peat Smoke Almonds Hazelnut

Finish:

Comment:
27. Jan 2019
16. Nov 2017
Nosing:
Green Apple Pineapple Peat Smoke Leather Alcohol Sherry
Taste:
Peach Mint Spices Sweet Chocolate Orange Sherry
Finish:
long Sweet
Comment:
88/100
06. Nov 2016
Nosing: Peat Smoke Tropical Fruit Chocolate Nutmeg

Taste: Peat Smoke Sherry Tropical Fruit Clove

Finish: Peat Smoke Coffee

Comment: a good nose but underwhelming taste in my opinion. I am not used to smokiness so it misleads by nosing and taste.
07. Mar 2018
Nosing: Sherry Peat Smoke Grape Floral Pear Banana Chocolate

Taste: Cinnamon Clove Oak Peat Smoke

Finish: long Peat Smoke Ham Cinnamon

Comment: I'm more appreciative of it after having visited many more peatier/smokier drams. I feel I'm better able to taste more subtle flavours. Can see this being a daily dram if feeling for something with a bit of smoke but still lots of sweetness and spice
25. Feb 2019
Nosing: Sherry Fruit Sweet Peat Smoke Iodine Orange Maritime Notes Chocolate Herb Dried Fruit Vanilla bookshelves

Taste: Peat Smoke Sherry Raisin Sweet Spices Dried Fruit Pear Herb Vanilla Maritime Notes Oak

Finish: Nuts Peat Smoke Spices Salt Dark Chocolate

Comment:
Davisscholar
20. Sep 2015
It has been a long time since I last tasted these "old" releases of Bowmore, but they still deliver.

The "Darkest" showcases why Suntory bought Bowmore - in a blind tasting, a bottling of Yamazaki or Hibiki would live up quite favorably, which is to say that this particular Bowmore is almost Japanese in style.

Big sherry nose of a quality quite rare to find in Scotland these days. Dark, sweet caramel fruit and leathery, slightly acetic cask aromas without the sulfury defects often found nowadays - likely a "wet" cask being filled with the newmake spirit. The smoke is quite subtle on the nose at first, much more resembling charcoal than peat "reek". Interestingly, no "sea" aromas.

On the palate, the smoke asserts itself after an initial blast of caramel sweetness and persists into the medium, rich finish. Alcohol is balanced, a structuring element rather than contributing any harshness.

Excellent quality, even though one gets a sense that the addition of caramel may be limiting.
19. Jun 2018
Nosing: Peat Smoke Chocolate Dried Fruit

Taste: Peat Smoke Dark Chocolate Raisin Plum Cherry OakSherry

Finish: Long

Comment: A spicy, dark roasted drop of plum, cherry, sherry and chocolate. Rich peat smoke, spice, oak and some cedar make for a great finish. Mouthwateringly moreish, complex and deep. A terrific scotch!