Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest
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Whisky or Whiskey
Insider knowledge: Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
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.
In stock, worldwide delivery available.
Can be dispatched within 24 hours.
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.
One cannot in any way compare this with Lagavulin. This is basically one more boring, overpriced whiskey. Move on.
21st August 2014
For the price this one is fantastic.
9th August 2014
Not Bad - Pricey
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 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
I was expecting a bit more from this compared to other smoked whisky of Islay.
However still stands quite good to me.
19th March 2014
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
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
The notorious smoked apple juice theme meets sickeningly sweet sherried malt. What a horror show! I'll stay with other Islay malts.