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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

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

Great well-rounded Islay

Well rounded Islay scotch. Smoke. Peat. Sweet grass. Heather. Deeply satisfying.

20th November 2020

Not for me

This is quite strange, very strong citrus and a strange taste. I just moved from a Bowmore no1 which Inloce and this is totally different. It’s noticeably different from the others Islay malts. I agree with the other comments of an oily taste. Don’t think I’ll bother with this again.

2nd October 2020

Good scotch

I never really got into Single malts, especially with a bit of smoke in them, i'm more of a bourbon guy, but this was surprisingly good, tried this at my friends place and enjoyed it quite a lot! Not too much smoke, could actually have been a bit more in it, but still a really solid single malt, especially for 40 bucks where i live

15th September 2020

Best choice for those new to Islay

I usually drink Speysides and love the Sherry and Port finished whisky's. Picked this up for $33 US on a whim. This is an amazing whisky to start a journey away from Speyside and Highland towards Islay. Not overly in your face but for me a wonderful lingering taste of smokes almonds.

11th September 2020

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