Bowmore 12 Year Old70cl / 40%
- Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Bowmore 12 Year Old Reviews
Tasting Notes by Stuart P
Nose: Appetising combo of smoke and caramelised pineapple with a heady hit of tropical fruit.
Palate: Some lovely smokiness, but the fruity elements really sing here: pineapple, peach and mango all dancing with the smoke that surrounds them. Great balance.
Finish: Rather soft and relaxing, with the smoke gently fading.
Producer's Tasting Notes
On the eye: warm amber.
Breathe in: subtle lemon and honey, balanced beautifully by Bowmore's trademark peaty smokiness.
Sip: sweet and delicious heather honey and gentle peat smoke.
Savour: the long, mellow finish.
24 Customer Reviews
Solid Islay malt. Bowmore 12 has more in common with Laphroaig rather than Ardbeg or Lagavulin in terms of flavour. Lighter than Laphroaig (obviously, as just about everything is), it still possesses a rich smoky, peaty flavour and a pleasantly oily mouthfeel. If Laphroaig terrifies you, give Bowmore a try.
Used to drink this a lot in my local pub, became one of my favorite whiskeys and it will always bring good memories whenever I have a glass
I really liked it. First thing that came to mind was the honey and peat. Beautiful amber color. Furthermore it had a long intense finish.
One of my all time favourite malts is the Bowmore 15 y.o. , but this 12 y.o. is very close. Great value for such a great whisky. Mellow and warming. Lovely stuff!
Brilliant spirit! And that tumbler is perfect for drinking, I've had one since 1987 when you would get two with a bottle of 12 YO! If only they'd bring the dumpy brown bottle back!
This is very well made whisky. If you have tried an Islay whisky and have been put of with the strong peat flavour, this could be for you. It is smoky and I like it very much.
I once saw someone drinking this. I believe they enjoyed it.
Excellent whisky, at a reasonable price and very drinkable. Truly outstanding Islay single malt.
The First glass I took I was negatively surprised by the strong smell of peat smoke. But after a while I fell in love with this Whisky. Very very long finish. Sweet 'n salty. Perfect balance. Indeed add a,little water, leave it alone for 10 minutes. Then take the glass and put your nose in it. You will dream away. What a nice nose this one has.
A very nice Islay dram. Lots of freshness and I get salt and mint too. Just a tad smoother than the standard NAS bottling but other than that, they're pretty similar.