smoky
dark honey
peaty
sweet
salty
sherry bomb
floral
citrus
burnt sugar
Spiral Bowmore 12 Year Old
Bowmore
12 Year Old
Tasting Notes
Appearance / Colour
Warm amber

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

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

Finish
Long and smokey
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$58.99
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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.
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Islay
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Bowmore
  • Bottler
    Bowmore
  • Age
    12 Year Old

Bowmore

12 Year Old

(0.75l, 40%)


7.4/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Bowmore 12 Year Old
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
anonymous
anonymous,
Smoky
Will
Will,
Solid!
Dan
Dan,
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.
anonymous
anonymous,
Great for the price in Trader Joe's at around 43 dollars a bottle
anonymous
anonymous,
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.
anonymous
anonymous,
Great smoke
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