Bowmore 12 Year Old
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Product Description

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.

Bowmore 12 Year Old

  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 40%

In stock online


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£31.46 ex VAT

(£53.93 per litre)

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Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

  • 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.

Customer Reviews

4 (97 Reviews)

  • 1


    Thin and full of strange off-flavours that do not mesh well with smoky peat. Big miss for me.

  • 1


    I think I must have a bad batch, as this smells and tastes awful. The aroma is unpleasant in a kind of dirty, rubbery way. I love Islay whiskies and Campbletown, so it's not that I don't enjoy peated whisky. My experience does not seem to be anything like the tasting notes described. I only paid 20 quid though, but still, would rather a bottle of Bells than this. I would steer clear, and get a bottle Bunnahabhain Moine or an Ardbeg wee beastie, a bit more money but much, much better whisky.

  • 5

    John Martin, Sydney Australia ????,

    This is an outstanding whiskey, well balanced, delightful, distinctive,a single malt that delivers on every level,,exceptional at the highest level, in my opinion an award winning whiskey, ?? ??

  • 5

    Mario Liverpool, UK,

    I've just tried Bowmore 12 y-old for first time. For it's age is amazing and quiet soft I can say. Lovely flavour and smell tasty. It burn's little bit, but this is 12y-old end of the day. It must be heavy. Well better than most scotch drinks from similar group and price range ! Will buy again.

  • 1

    Andrew MacIntosh,