Bowmore Small Batch

70cl / 40%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Bowmore Small Batch
Web Exclusive Price £36.95 £30.79 ex VAT
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Bowmore's Small Batch is matured in first and second fill ex bourbon casks, resulting in a sweet, spicy and smoky whisky. This is a lighter example of Bowmore and an excellent starting point for Islay whiskies.
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  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


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  • Smoke Smoke

Bowmore Small Batch Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Billy A

    Nose: floral violets and candlewax, a hint of pot pourri/air freshener (but not enough to put me off), window putty, sour tropical fruit, light muddy peat and a hint of pine needles.

    Palate: the pine needles come back, along with sweet peat, soft vanilla cream and a touch of parma violet.

    Finish: quite long, with floral smoke, and sour wood and fruit fading to a soft end.

  • Producer's Note

    On the eye: warm gold.

    Breathe in: vanilla fudge, sea air and peat smoke, balanced beautifully by honeycomb and cinnamon spice.

    Sip: mouth-watering citrus, gentle saltiness and vanilla with flakes of coconut.

    Savour: the wispy smoke, bourbon vanilla and lime finish.

14 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    15 January

    I'm new to scotch whiskies and this was the first bottle I picked up. It was a great price for a first bottle. For a newbie the flavor was great, I tasted some smoke and some sweetness (Vanilla mostly) which was excellent for an introduction bottle.

  • 4
    2 January

    New to Scotch Whiskies, from the Craft Beer World, thru Bourbon. The Nose is a mixture of Vanilla and Peat. The Palate is pleasantly viscous; the Finish is light but very pleasant Smoke. My nose and palate are not very experienced and this is not the first Islay Whisky I have enjoyed. Having said that, to my taste this is a beautiful Whisky for the price, Flavorful, I enjoyed it Very much!

  • 3
    25 December 2015

    A big step down from the standard 12. Hints of vanilla, hints of that classic, smooth smokiness that I associate with Bowmore, otherwise, fairly rough.

  • 3
    19 December 2015

    Not a big fan - needs a little more smoke - or none!

  • 4
    16 November 2015

    Great Bowmore and epitomises balance, a little smoke, a little saltiness and some wonderful sweet vanilla notes.... YUM!

  • 2
    9 November 2015

    Very ordinary, a good entry level malt for those who want to start with the peated ones but not much more, very banal and lacks flavor

  • 4
    13 September 2015

    A very good malt, and excellent value for money.

  • 5
    12 February 2015

    An excellent dram which ticks all my boxes. Not harsh , easy drinking, full of flavour, caramel and BBQ smoke

  • 4
    24 January 2015

    This is an exceptional value for money dram. A gentle entry level Islay that is equal parts sweet/smoke. On my 3rd bottle... Just glides down effortlessly.

  • 1
    4 January 2015

    Like all the other Bowmores I have tasted before. A disappointment. Very little of any kind of taste, with or without water.

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