Bowmore Black Rock
100cl / 40%
- Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
- Black Pepper
- Salt (powder)
Bowmore Black Rock Reviews
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
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.
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.
its a very nice whisky
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
Having tried many single malts over 65 years this is the best by far
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.