A young, rather gentle Bowmore. Whilst not massively complex or full-bodied, Legend is still a great value for money malt.
Nose: Gentle peat smoke, a little barley, touch of the coast.
Palate: Gentle, a one dimensional malt with a vibrant youthfulness, lots of pep, but not too much in the way of complexity. But if you like younger, sweeter Bowmore then you'll enjoy this.
Finish: Good malty sweetness, maritime, a touch of pine.
I like it...
Daily Islay dram
...but that's just me. Everybody's different, and that's as it should be.
2nd October 2014
This is a good start to explore Bowmore. The Legend is youthful and thus lacks some complexity. But keeping it's price in mind, this is great value.
On the nose you have peat, mild smoke, burnt leaves and a citrus note.
The pallet is sour (mild sweet), smoky, peat and oily.
The finnish is quit long and spicy.
25th September 2014
Simple and candid, but definitely elegant and surely worth a trial
Refreshing, yet surprising
I have tasted a lot of different Bowmore finishes, and modestly think to understand the "fundamentals" of it. This one at first can appear at first a little bit short of its "big brothers" (strenght, complexity), but is definitely a very worthwile part of the brand. Think of it (her ?) as the smart little sister of the family.
25th August 2014
A gentle whiskey that gains power as it travels down your gullet into your belly. The burn is quick and ferocious and the violence it evokes on your woman is blunt and furious. Highly recommended .
15th July 2014
ОООООчень мягкий! лёгкий торф Евгений из Украины
Очень мягкий и лёгкий торф. Первой мыслью было - почему он такой мягкий и..водянистый, я ждал большей экспрессии от молодого виски. Но я вам скажу - это тот виски, который можно спокойно потягивать, сидя у камина по маленькому глотку не разбавляя водой или льдом (что, конечно=же было-бы преступлением, когда пьёшь односолодовый выски).
5th July 2014
For price and on ice
The bad news is it lacks deep complexity often sought but some. But it is only 8 years old.The good news is that the elements of an Islay whisky are there: the peat, a hint of smoke and citrus. I agree with another reviewer that people need to understand what to expect from the different regions. I would start someone new to Islay with a Bowmore as all the elements are there. It is brilliant value. Remember there is no such thing as a bad whisky, only personal preferences. To compare ANY Islay drop with petrol says more about the reviewer than the whisky.
22nd May 2014
this is a nice single malt for the price. it has a nice peaty smoke taste and although it is not as complex as an older malt it has a nice finish. a little ice makes it a bit smoother but I would say for the price it's a sold but. spreyside 12 I would say is a bit better and about the same price.
16th February 2014
A bit bland but really tasty. Really good value for money.