At this price point (I paid 26.99), Bowmore Legend is far better than I had any right to expect it would be. The peat comes through nicely and powerfully, but does so surrounded by a bouquet of sweetness. What a fun and fascinating dram. Far more complex than its price tag and just my style of single malt.
- JJD, 1st Dec '13
My favourite Whisky in this price range. You have to pay a lot more for better.
- Neil Anderson, 10th Jun '13
Excellent single malt from Islay. Yes, some will claim that this is not as great as some of the more expensive expressions but that to me is just an opinion, not a fact. I've had older and more expensive malts before but overall, I like this one better. For the money, this is the best single malt around.
- Juergen/Netherlands, 7th Jul '12
Que mejor nota de cata que la de un amante del whisky. Desde Costa Rica apreciamos el laborioso y gran trabajo de esta destilería y en general de los grandes y deliciosos estilos de whisky que produce esa tierra preciosa, Escocia. Gente linda!!! Saludos. @intergoumet
- @intergourmet, 2nd Apr '12
Young, but still got that nice smoky "scotchness". Where else can you get that at this price?
- Peter Love, 3rd Jan '12
This was the first scotch I ever purchased about 5 years ago based on the advice of a Swedish friend. I still love it for it's simplicity - strong peat, smoke, saltiness and a spiciness. A little water gives it a creamier mouth feel, and helps to bring out some flavors. Definitely not the best, but a go-to for me when I don't feel like getting into the top shelf stuff. At $30 a bottle here the price is right. You never forget your first.
- Wyatt, 29th Jun '11
I found is a bit too sweet. and definitely too easy going... not that tasty as I expected
- anonymous, 22nd Jun '11
WOW. On my first bottle of this and WOW. Lovely peat, salt and citrus. Plus at 40% it's very clean and easy drinking. Really, really love it.
- PR, 16th Mar '11
This is my favorite scotch for the money. A wonderful smooth smokey flavor, like a fine cigar without lighting up. This is definately the scotch you should try to get an introduction to Islay brands.
- SDShack, 2nd Feb '11
Single mount legend is probably the best whisky in its price range - fantastically smooth
- Cornish Jon, 14th Jan '11
An absolutely delicious whiskey that comes in a well designed bottle in an attractive container.I do believe this dram deserves the title "Legend".Just wait until its reputation spreads.I bought 4 bottles to see me through the festive period but I may need to buy some more!
- Robert Ingram, Troon,25 December 2010., 25th Dec '10
Certainly not the best Islay, but--especially for the price--not the worst. I like it better than Bunnahabhain, which is twice the cost.
- rwbenjey, 22nd Dec '10
Wonderfully tarry taste, uplifting and fresh. Just the right amount of peat smoke, not too overpowering or dense. Who needs complexity when simplicity works this well. Invokes an image of a crisp, sunny morning on a Northern beach in February, seagulls crying and white pebbles crunching underfoot. Like the refreshing grey and white design of the label as well. My favourite whisky for a while now.
- A.L, 24th Oct '10
A good introduction to the world of peat for anyone curious, as it's not too harsh to put you off instantly.
- Steve, 4th Oct '10
Not quite my favorite, smokey, taste of leather, yea that's right. I seemed to miss the point on this one, but in all fairness it is complex and sure would go good with a fine cigar.
- Jeff, 9th Aug '10
Given today as a thank you for mending a gas fired boiler on the cold cold day in Norfolk.Going down well, very well, normally a J.D. man, but this is nice for a change, let you how good in the morning !!!!
- THE GASMAN., 8th Jan '10
I was bought this as a present and find it ok , but i prefer Irish whiskey,which does not have such a strong smokey taste, im sure others may disagree.
- kells, 22nd Nov '09
Quite a spirity young malt not at it's best at this early age. Has quite a nice finish of a hint of smoke - peat - fruit. Don't judge Bowmore on this offering!
- trebor, 20th Nov '09
Unfortunately am not so far greatly impressed with Legend. The word 'unfinished' springs straight to mind, lots of flavours I expected but just not really tied together yet. Would like to try the 12yr old and see the difference a little time makes.
- Olly Bain, 30th Jun '09
I thought it was the most awful whiskey i've ever tasted!