Bowmore Black Rock
Litre

100cl / 40%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Bowmore Black Rock / Litre
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Bowmore Black Rock was released for the travel retail market in 2014. A No Age Statement whisky that was matured predominantly in Spanish ex-sherry casks, this shows an excellent balance between richness and smoke.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Country
Scotland
Region
Islay
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Black Pepper Black Pepper
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Salt (powder) Salt (powder)
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Toffee Toffee

Bowmore Black Rock Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Notes

    Appearance: Dark amber.

    Nose: Smoke infused with raisins, pepper, warm cocoa beans and burnt orange.

    Palate: Rich sherry and peat smoke followed by blackcurrant treacle toffee and cinnamon spice.

    Finish: Beautifully balanced peat smoke and sea salt.

6 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    18 April

    This one grew on me the more I drank it (not in one go!) Initially very smokey with a long salty finish but I found the longer the bottle was open the less pronounced the this became. Very drinkable.

  • 1
    19 March

    Horrible, the only young NAS ive tasted that really put me off, Im not a good fan of Bowmore, I didnt like Tempest batch 4 either, but I kinda liked their miniatur set of 12, 15 and 18.. But Black Rock is only very bad and immature whisky, it is no better than a drinkmixer and ive would gladely take a Jameson, or a Grant or a good old Jack Daniels before this Black Rock garbage. The only single malt that really let me down. I have a list of other whiskys also that put me down, but not like this.

  • 5
    12 February

    its a very nice whisky

  • 5
    25 December 2015

    Incredibly smoky to my taste. Excelent balance between quality and price. Just love the smoked fish to my nose and in the finish. 85/100

  • 5
    11 December 2015

    Having tried many single malts over 65 years this is the best by far

  • 3
    23 July 2014

    Nose: Dark fruit, sweet smoke (quite discreet at first nosing but becomes more assertive later). Palate: Impressively full-bodied given the 40% ABV. Not very complex and quite 'modern', with a sweet/smoky duality typical of other young-ish peaty whiskies. Other than sherry sweetness and smoke there's not a great deal going on, though there are lemony/briny notes in the background. Finish: Unexpectedly dry, on smoked fish, brine and a somewhat off-putting sweet note. This is a pleasant whisky, one I would consider buying. It is not, however, at the level of its predecessor the Bowmore Enigma, whose comparative maturity adds more depth and richness. It's a typical 80/100 whisky in my book - pleasant, delivers the expected dollop of sherry and peat, but lacks the complexity and depth to elevate it to the next level.