Based on 226 votes, the average rating for Bowmore 12 Year Old is 7.5/10.
Top reviews for Bowmore 12 Year Old:
— I’m a Laphroaig 10 kinda guy, and this definitely comes through for me with the peat! It is a bit sweeter but there’s a deep peaty taste, which I love. Usually I always stick with Laph 10 or Ardbeg An Oa, but very happy I have this in my bar now!
— An absolute pleasure to sip with good friends. This is a true blessing to the Scotch drinkers with discerning taste. Smooth with a subtle sweetness I recommend you have this one on your bar for the occasional Scotch drinkers and the discerning
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Member Reviews and Ratings of Bowmore 12 Year Old
I’m a Laphroaig 10 kinda guy, and this definitely comes through for me with the peat! It is a bit sweeter but there’s a deep peaty taste, which I love. Usually I always stick with Laph 10 or Ardbeg An Oa, but very happy I have this in my bar now!
My first attempt at peaty/smoky whisky. I eventually got used to the smokiness and peat, but the further I got along down the bottle the more medicinal this got for me and eventually turned me down. All and all, it's good but not good like Laphroaig in my opinion.
Very distinct flavour-peatness.to peaty for me though
Great Peaty flavor.
I love a pleated whiskey and found this one to be mildly peated. Very tasty and balanced. Highly recommend.
Only if you want PEAT!!!
Nice balance between peat and sherry sweetness. Good flavors and mouthfeel. very well balanced more peaty than the Highland Park 12yr.
Was my first peat im not too fond of it but it is a good whisk(e)y!
An absolute pleasure to sip with good friends. This is a true blessing to the Scotch drinkers with discerning taste. Smooth with a subtle sweetness I recommend you have this one on your bar for the occasional Scotch drinkers and the discerning
very solid scotch
fruity nose. The palate on the other hand is peaty w/ a smooth finish. Nice but not an extraordinary single malt.
Way too much peat for my taste.
Great, Smokey and smooth, great flavor
If you like smoke, but you're not looking to be overwhelmed, this is the perfect go to scotch. Smooth, drinkable, delicious. Not a kick in the face smoke-wise. Worth a permanent spot on your shelf (even if your shelf is small or running out of room). I always have a bottle of this at home.
Some more Turpin aromatics. Linseed on the nose. Some cardboard on the finish. More minerals on the finish.
Peaty and smoky without being too dark, and very smooth.
Good, but has a slightly sour / musty taste to it. Love other bowmores but this one is underwhelming
K second, sauer, rauch, süß
12 yr old scotch that’s better than a lot of 21 yr old scotch very earthy some peat and heat sweetness complex great flavor!
Strong smokey flavor almost to the point of overwhelming, but hints of caramel come through at the end
A great intro to Islay that keeps you coming back. Soft peak smoke with salt, brine, chocolate & tropical fruit.
Nose: seaweed, kelp, smoke, leather, hint of ginger
Taste: creosote, marine/salt/ocean spray, touch of cinnamon.
Floral, yet peaty. Nice palate. Smokier taste than nose. Finish is decently long, but not too long. Safe for newcomers for peat scotch.
Smells like varnish
Not quite as smoky as I was hoping, but still quite good
Sehr torfige Nase, Lagerfeuer im Mund, kein charakteristisches Geschmacksprofil, nicht unerträglich rauchig
Quite good. Smooth with some smoke but not overpowering.
I didn't like the taste or the smell of it.
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.
What are your favorite peaty Scotches?
Great price/quality factor. Better in everything than Ardmore Legacy, though they are quite similar.
Peaty, Smokey, finishing with some lemon honey aroma...
THE islay. Not strong peaty and specific flavour. It is like a Levis 501. It is suitable to whatever feelings and situations.
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.
Bowmore is certainly a treat. Nice with a peaty flavor and a smooth finish, it has become one of my favorites.
Solid peat with a smooth drinking finish.
Great peaty flavor!
A solid introductory scotch for those seeking to understand what Islay is all about.
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.
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.
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.
Great for the price in Trader Joe's at around 43 dollars a bottle
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.