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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.Tasting Notes (2)
Tasting Notes by Stuart P
Appetising combo of smoke and caramelised pineapple with a heady hit of tropical fruit.
Some lovely smokiness, but the fruity elements really sing here: pineapple, peach and mango all dancing with the smoke that surrounds them. Great balance.
Rather soft and relaxing, with the smoke gently fading.
Producer's Tasting Notes
On the eye
Subtle lemon and honey, balanced beautifully by Bowmore's trademark peaty smokiness.
Sweet and delicious heather honey and gentle peat smoke.
The long, mellow finish.
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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.
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, ?? ??
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.
Good dram for this money.
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