Bowmore 12 Year Old

Bowmore 12 Year Old

(0.75l, 40%)


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$57.99
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It’s the heart and soul of Islay single malt Whisky.

Islay is special. For centuries, all they had was the local barley, clear spring water, cut and dried peat to heat their homes, and the sea… always there was the sea. If you take all that and wring it into a barrel, you get Bowmore… a Whisky spirit that clings to the memory of the barley, the peat, and the sea. The Bowmore Distillery is one of the oldest in all of Scotland. This storied distillery lies on the west coast of Islay, where the sea and native peat give rise to one of the most recognized smoky drams in the single-malt Whisky world.

Bowmore Islay 12 year old is the very heart of the Bowmore range of single malt Whiskies. And lot of Bowmore fans are very excited because the current releases are a throwback to the traditional Bowmores produced in the 1960s and 1970s before mergers and acquisitions dimmed their craftsmanship for several years. It’s so good that it took runner-up as Whisky of the Year in 2015. Importantly, it is what they call a “medium peated” dram. Plenty of sea and smoke and spice to let you know that you are drinking an Islay single malt, but with an intentionally natural balance to let the natural fruits tickle the tastes buds as well.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    12 Year Old

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smoky
spicy
peaty
vanilla
sweet
caramel
orange zest
exotic fruit
citrus
What does Bowmore 12 Year Old taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Campfire smoke, orange zest, a dash of lemon, and fresh cut hay

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Lightly sweet with burning incense, peat, sea spray, and vanilla

Finish
Long and smoky
Ratings & Reviews
Marc
Marc,
Floral, yet peaty. Nice palate. Smokier taste than nose. Finish is decently long, but not too long. Safe for newcomers for peat scotch.
 
Lisa
Lisa,
Smells like varnish
 
Bradley
Bradley,
Not quite as smoky as I was hoping, but still quite good
 
guest
guest,
Sehr torfige Nase, Lagerfeuer im Mund, kein charakteristisches Geschmacksprofil, nicht unertr├Ąglich rauchig Wien, 6/18
 
Marvin
Marvin,
Quite good. Smooth with some smoke but not overpowering.
 
MIKE
MIKE,
I didn't like the taste or the smell of it.
 
Mary
Mary,
My favorite so far. Long, smoky finishes get me every time and this is the smoothest I have ever experienced. Definitely going to keep this one in my personal stock.
 
Piotr
Piotr,
Great price/quality factor. Better in everything than Ardmore Legacy, though they are quite similar.
 
guest
guest,
Peaty, Smokey, finishing with some lemon honey aroma...
 
Ryo
Ryo,
THE islay. Not strong peaty and specific flavour. It is like a Levis 501. It is suitable to whatever feelings and situations.
 
Anton
Anton,
If Irish and Scotch had a baby, this would be it. Smooth and honey for the Irish side with a tad of smoke from the Scotch. Very nice. Had the Dark and the 18 yr old, but I think this is the winner of the three.
 
Ernest
Ernest,
Bowmore is certainly a treat. Nice with a peaty flavor and a smooth finish, it has become one of my favorites.
 
CJ
CJ,
Solid peat with a smooth drinking finish.
 
David
David,
Great peaty flavor!
 
Eric
Eric,
A solid introductory scotch for those seeking to understand what Islay is all about.
 
Alex
Alex,
Bowmore is by far my favorite scotch distillery. I usually purchase the small batch whisky they produce as my regular drinking whisky. While I love the small batch, the 12 year absolutely blows it out of the water. This whisky is an absolute delight to sip and enjoy. Incredibly smooth, I will endeavor to keep a bottle around the house permanently.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Too smoky
 
Joe
Joe,
See
 
guest
guest,
Smoky
 
Will
Will,
Solid!
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Heather, brine, smoke, and light honey on the nose. Smoky honey sweetness in the palate with a long, warm, smoky finish. The honey sweetness balances with the smoke very well. Great introduction to Islay whiskies if you've never had one and are a little leery of the smoke.
 
L.Joseph
L.Joseph,
Not for nothing, I LOVE Islay singles however, after being to many tastings, cigar events and the like, I have to admit Bowmore is by least favorite. Actually purchased a bottle, tried 1 sip and tossed the bottle out. For some reason never could enjoy Bowmore.
 
guest
guest,
Great for the price in Trader Joe's at around 43 dollars a bottle
 
guest
guest,
Smooth, peaty, sweet ansd salty. Not as heavy as many of the brothers from Islay, the balance and smoothness makes this a good one for this money.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Reassuringly smooth.
 
guest
guest,
Great smoke
 
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