Bowmore Legend Bottling Note
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.
Just a bit of peat
Peaty Smokey Salty Smooth
For price and on ice
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.
14th January 2014
I've tasted many a' premium scotch, this one is my favorite. It has a complex delicious flavor that goes down easy. I was struck by how much it stood out. Tastes of smoke and the ocean, and quite peaty as well. It's delicious pungency is not for the everyone.
8th January 2014
I have some Laphroaig Ciardeas and it was a bit too peaty for me. I was looking for the other end of the scale and found the Bowmore Legend for $30 and it was just what I was looking for. Light peat, not medicine-y, very drinkable. I'm not one to be able to talk about complexity since I am relatively new to Scotch, but I would definitely recommend this to someone trying to see what peat-ed whisky was like. If it is not for you, you are only out $30. I've spent a lot more on whisky that was not to my pallet.
29th December 2013
My tastes are not too fancy--give me a nice Glennfiddich or Glenlivet and I'm happy. Dewars is fine. This is undrinkable. Very heavy peat flavor. Would not even cook with this. One sip was too much. Wonder if this was regifted.