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Bowmore 12 Year Old

(70cl, 40%)

Bowmore 12 Year Old
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Bowmore 12 Bottling Note

The heart of the Bowmore range, the 12 year old exhibits some beautiful coastal notes with a gentle peat, it is the balance that the floral element presents that makes this a great entry bottling for Bowmore.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Coastal smoke and ash soon make way for bergamot, orange zest, lemon slices and some hay before becoming rather floral, heather smoke now competing with the ash.

Palate: Lovely and rounded, honeyed even, initially. Vanilla, perfumed smoke and coastal elements develop. Dark Peat. Blossom, oily sweetness.

Finish: Smoky and long. Sea spray, dry grass, a touch of ash and citrus.

Overall: Classic stuff and the heart of the Bowmore range. Smoky, fruity, coastal, delicious.

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Bowmore 12 Year Old Reviews

Lovely stuff!

Absolutely delicious in an easy drinking and sufficiently complex way. Lemon cheesecake notes with subtle smoke and peat. A lovely everyday dram.

25th February 2021

A super drop !

Bowmore 12 captures the essence of the typical smoky whisky that is characteristic of Scotland's most famous island of Islay. Softer smoke, dark fruits, caramel, hints of peat and vanilla notes with barrel char makes this a great dram for the price.

23rd February 2021

Fantastic dram

A beautiful dram all round. It is ridiculously smooth, it easily puts to shame many 15yo and 18yo’s. It’s by no means a peat monster like a Laphroiag, the smokiness is moderate but still imparts a lasting impression. Truly one of the best whiskies in its class, that puts many much more expensive bottles to shame, an absolute steal when on deal.

18th February 2021

A classic this one. Just old enough but still a bit raw

As an old moonshiner I`m not that easily fooled by certain flavored liqours. (- Hipster whisky`s) The new Japanese-influenced Bowmoore is a tragedy, while this old original is a treashure. just as a whisky should be, full bodyed, smoky and balanced. Still after many years I`ll come back to this one as one of my favorites. And at the same time it is a good beginners whisky.

26th January 2021

Miles away from the Bowmore 15.

Smokiness was charcoal and not the pleasant wood smokiness of older Bowmore or Ardbeg and certainly miles away from a Lagavulin.

The oily mouthfeel on the palate is also interesting but not particularly pleasant. Aromas and flavors of orange and honey are present.

Overall this is a disappointing bottle from an otherwise quality producer.

13th January 2021

It is a great scotch for those who truly appreciate taste, skillful craftsmanship and life overall!!

Totally support A Scotsman's view below:
“This is a great whisky for the common man. OK so it's not going to stand up to finer whiskies of greater strength and smaller batch, but it is better than most in its price range, especially if you pick it up discounted. This 12 year old is streets ahead of your Glenlivits, Highland Parks and Glenmorangies ect.
A lot of poor reviews seem to be unfair in my humble, working class Scottish opinion. It is what it is, a great honest, affordable dram for the workers of the world.”

26th December 2020

Nicely priced 12 year old single malt

This Islay gem has a tempered peaty note that balances well with the malty, toffee and woody nuances that satisfy through and through. At this price point, the age and complexity make it a great experience. Slange var.

25th December 2020

Not great

I have to say this is one of the worst I've had from Islay. Bought in on offer at £25 and it just sits on the shelf. It's not a terrible whisky but I wouldn't pay full price for it when for a few quid more you can get a Caol Ila or Ardbeg.

It has a strange off taste I can't quite describe and is a bit watery.

13th December 2020

A Scotsman's view

This is a great whisky for the common man. OK so it's not going to stand up to finer whiskies of greater strength and smaller batch, but it is better than most in its price range, especially if you pick it up discounted. This 12 year old is streets ahead of your Glenlivits, Highland Parks and Glenmorangies ect.
A lot of poor reviews seem to be unfair in my humble, working class Scottish opinion. It is what it is, a great honest, affordable dram for the workers of the world.

24th November 2020

4 .2 dtares

I was impressed;mixed with a drop of tap water,it compared very well with much pricier malts of the same vintage.

22nd November 2020

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