Bowmore 18 Year Old

70cl / 43%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Bowmore 18 Year Old
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A popular expression in Bowmore's ongoing range, this replaced the 17 year old, which was phased out a few years ago. Fresh, with notes of salty kippers and coal smoke.

Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
18 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Islay

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Toffee Toffee
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Orange Orange
  • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate

Bowmore 18 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Billy A

    Nose: Light, fragrant smoke – like herbs on fire. Also butterscotch, light menthol, nectarines, brine and ferns.

    Palate: A big floral note up front followed by a prickly middle, with sweet syrup, sugared flowers and an oily mouthfeel.

    Finish: Sweet, with floral notes, lightly tannic wood and a touch of sawdust.

    Comment: This seems to be very much what Bowmore are going for – balanced smoke and wood, with a hint of the floweriness that they are known for.

5 Customer Reviews

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  • 24 February 2013

    That smoked apple juice theme again, seems to be trademark of Bowmore. Too toffee sweet for Islay malt and serious unbalance between nose and palate. I think this even worse than 12 yo and 15 yo Darkest. I'll stay with other Islay malts.

  • 28 June 2012

    We enjoyed this very much, from a miniature, on our recent visit to Scotland. I thought I had lost my taste for single malts, years ago...this renewed my interest in them. On the same trip, my wife and I also had a 10 year old Laphroaig, also from a 5 cl miniature bottle, which was my old favorite from years ago, and found it far too peaty for our tastes. Miniatures certainly are a nice way to try out scotches.

  • 9 October 2009

    I use the "Legend" to clean my pipe with (horrible stuff, although it was drinkable after breathing for a while). I don't really like the 12, the 15 is fairly good, but the 18 is extremely good! Bowmore just does not seem to hit its stride until about 17.

  • 18 January 2009

    Just finished the first half of my little miniature and crivens this is good. I think no other distillery besides Caol Ila balances the flavours of the Islay style so well. Outstanding.

  • 6 August 2007

    The best single malt scotch I have tasted. And at a fair price.