Bowmore 15 Year Old
70cl / 43%
- Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Bowmore 15 Year Old Reviews
Tasting Notes by Billy A
Nose: leathery sherry notes, with tarred ropes, burnt sugar, medicinal edges, spiced fruit and burnt raisins (the ones that puff up and go crunchy on the edges of fruit cake). More sweetness developed as it sat in the glass, with jelly babies, coconut and vanilla appearing.
Palate: pungent fruit and peat smoke, with grapefruit, linseed oil, and some floral touches, balanced by black liquorice, green leaves and some menthol. Water brought out more sweetness, with blackcurrant, cinnamon sugar and fruity chews developing along with spiced lebkuchen.
Finish: dark wood, soft tar, woody spice and green apple.
20 Customer Reviews
The contrast between marine notes, peat and plum pudding was really enjoyable. A treat for lovers of peat with a blanket of cask acquired fruitiness. An altogether amazing hybrid.
Well, you can?t go wrong with an Islay malt. Perfect smokiness, oily texture, hint of toffee and saltiness. Fantastic malt, well it is Bowmore
The perfect Malt in my opinion. The smokeyness of a good Islay Malt, combined with the sweetness from the Sherry cask. Perhaps not to everyone's liking but is exactly what I look for in a good Malt.
One of the best Islay Malts
Delicious, uncomplicated, dark and smokey. As one of my close friends said, "It's like drinking a lounge."
i tried it at the whisky lounge fest in york 26th october. never liked Bowmore until now. WOW! really smooth and silky, exactly as Dom stated the peat does peep out from behind the sherry. must have been good, they were sold our when i tried to buy a bottle there and then.
Very smooth,like silk.taste of wood and chocolate first,Smokey raisins.after taste very good,clean, little dry,still working on it.
"Nose": Coal, lit barbecue briquettes, smoking North Atlantic seaside bonfire. "Palate": Smooth. Combination of Islay peat and sherry flavors. Think a sea surge of peat/smoke meeting crates of chocolate and raisins from a lorry that rolled over into the bay. Lilacs. "Finish": Lime slices in ice water with medicinal notes, sea salt and how can it be? Ginger.
Nose is sherry sweet, fruity with hints of coffee and honey but only the faintest hint of peat. Compared to the Lagavulin distillers this is sweeter and not so peppery. It has a speysider taste about it too unlike other Islays I've tried. The finish is long and rewarding with only a small amount of bitterness creeping in at the end and maybe just a hint of peat. This is quite a good malt and my only gripe is the artificial colour but even the Lagavulins have it added.