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Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest

(70cl, 43.0%)
Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest

Awards for Bowmore Darkest 15

Gold Outstanding
Gold Outstanding

Scotch Single Malt - Islay - 2014

International Wine & Spirit Competition


Scotch Single Malt - Islay - 2013

International Wine & Spirit Competition

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Interesting fact… Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest whisky spells its name whisky as it originates in Scotland. Had it been produced in America its name would be Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest whiskey, instead of whisky.

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Bowmore Darkest 15 Bottling Note

A 15 year old released in January of 2007 from the legendary Bowmore distillery in Islay. This single malt has enjoyed maturation in Oloroso sherry casks.
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Dark and punchy. Sherry notes, juicy Corinth raisins. Spices. Creamy, mochaccino, sweet dates.

Palate: Rich, woody, pine oil. Syrupy. Lovely, creamy toffee and malt. Smoky.

Finish: Spicy, toffee, sherry, barley.

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Nose of lush fruit,raisin, rum and heath bars. SHERRY, citrus and wood spices come through with peat embers that linger on the finish. How could you not appreciate this?

27th September 2014


One cannot in any way compare this with Lagavulin. This is basically one more boring, overpriced whiskey. Move on.

21st August 2014

Fantastic value

For the price this one is fantastic.

9th August 2014

Average Whisky

I was disappointed after reading the reviews on this. Weak spices and lacked the oily/ syrup finish described. At this price far too pricey. There is a mild sulphur after taste , average quality which should be reflected in the price.

7th July 2014

Not Bad - Pricey

Not a bad whisky, but for this price, I think there a better drams out there. Unless you really love that unique Bowmore character, get a sample and move on.

30th April 2014

Good enough

I was expecting a bit more from this compared to other smoked whisky of Islay. However still stands quite good to me. gp

19th March 2014

Good whisky

Completly awsome compared to the Bowmore 12 yo, which is horrible

14th November 2013

Agreed - Bowmore 15 is comparable to Lagavulin 16

Whereas Bowmore 15 will not necessarily make your eyes water upon first swill like Lagavulin with its almost overly robust peaty taste, it (Bowmore) does deliver a smoother, more velvet-like, slower after-burn that lingers on the palate. I thoroughly enjoy the rough-hewn experience of Lagavulin in the winter - nothing else warms and satisfies like it. I enjoy it and any good Islay Single Malt for the same reasons my wife and I enjoy a very hardy Cabernet - a libation can't be too robust given a chill in the air. That said, I've grown weary of chasing the increasingly over-bid price of Lagavulin 16 and the abject mishandling of the supply by the distillery (which was probably by design to drive-up the pricing). So, following the counsel of the Dining Room Manager at my club, I tried Bowmore 15 as a viable substitute-come-rival of Lagavulin - AND, I've not been disappointed. It's a good Islay Single Malt worth the modest increase in price. And as with most Single Malts, it couples well with a good cigar. Cheers!

7th October 2013

Cheaper and Comparable to Lagavulin

Sick of spending 100.00 plus on bottles of Lagavulin, try Bowmore Darkest... I was looking for a cheaper alternative and I want to tell you... This really gives the more expensive Lagavulin 16 a run for its money... Depending on your taste it's as good or better.. definitely a smoother finish...You just can't go wrong here..

24th September 2013

Bowmore 15

My first impression of this was not great as I thought the sherry character was quite aggressive but now I've familiarised myself with it I think this is a superb whisky. There is plenty of smoke up front then the wonderfully rich body takes over, then the smoke returns for the finish, it’s quite unlike anything I've had before. Huge flavour and complexity, brilliant.

6th September 2013

Another substandard Bowmore

The notorious smoked apple juice theme meets sickeningly sweet sherried malt. What a horror show! I'll stay with other Islay malts.

5th August 2013

Complex; Deep

Smoking cedar, plum, and clove. The aroma adds very dark chocolate candy, with toffee, vanilla, and cinnamon. The palate adds sour cherry. A very complex melange that delights the senses, especially at cooler temperature.

4th August 2013

An over complicated but well tasty firestorm.

That's right; a spice and fiery number until the flames calm down to singed orange peel, dense fruitcake and burned bonfire toffee. A dangerous night on a Scottish hillside bursts with flames of bracken. Not to be trifled with. Until the clinkers cool, ash and spread with molasses, ending as currants coated with caramel.

30th May 2013

Not bad

Nice smoked and woody whisky. I also love the colour a lot. Although I find it a little to pricy for what it is.

13th April 2011

another bowmore classic


11th December 2010


Just one thing to say...just lovely!

7th September 2010

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