Bowmore 12 Year Old

  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 40%

4 (82 Reviews)

Bowmore 12 Year Old

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(£49.93 per litre)

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Bowmore 12yo has a place in many hearts as Islay's 'medium-peated' malt. A pronounced iodine character with plenty of pepper, the current 12yo bottling is a welcome return to the classic Bowmores of the 1960s and '70s, with the emphasis on tropical fruit and smoke. A deserved runner-up in our Whisky of the Year 2014-15 blind tasting.

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Reviews (82)


  • 4


    This aged statement entry bottle is sometimes unfairly criticized or even condemned by the enlightened. Yes, it's cough syrup-y sweet, spicy and smoky and a lil ashy to the point of being coy. And with caramel colouring and chill filtering we rather not have. But for affordability, as a middle of the way intro to peaty style with all the flavour profile elements necessary to be an Islay, this is still one of the best you can get hold of. If you can afford more, go for the 15. Or if you're bolder in the adventure, dig for Ardbeg 10. Enough said.

  • 4


    A really nice fruity & lightly peated whisky, very approachable and quiet morish. Quite medicinal on the medium to long finish, bandaids springs to mind, this won't suit everyone's taste buds but I think it defines it's character.

  • 5


    Very interesting combination of sweet fruits and smoked meat. I'd recommend it as an example of tasty peaty malt.

  • 5

    Shaun Bourne,

    An extremely smooth scotch with a nice smokey taste. One of the best budget Single Malts out there period.

  • 5


    Fruity-peat balance is perfect, easy to detect aromas without being lost in smoke. Would like to see it bottled at 46% un-chillfiltered/ no colouring, but at its current price I won't complain.

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