Bowmore 15 Year Old

Bowmore 15 Year Old

(0.7l, 43%)


8.3/10
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Smoky sophistication in a lovely Islay Single malt.

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 15 is a winner. In a nutshell, this incredible smoky dram starts as Bowmore’s core 12 year-old Islay Single Malt aged in ex-Bourbon barrels. It is then transferred to those oh-so-lovely Oloroso Sherry casks — you know, the one’s that every Whisky-maker drools over — for three more years. It’s a smoky-peaty, perfectly-crafted bottle of greatness with a complexity and sophistication that does not come around very often. The critics are raving about this one. And if you like a dash of smoke in your dram, you will want to make love to this one. 
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Age
  • Maturation
    Ex-Bourbon casks + 3 years in Oloroso sherry cask

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Dark chocolate, corinthian raisins, dried cherries, surprisingly gentle campfire smoke. 

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Warm toffee, smoked almond, wood, sweet rancio, very complex. 

Finish
Long and smoky.
Ratings & Reviews
Jackson
Jackson,
Smooth, great balance of sweetness and smoke.
 
Brendan
Brendan,
I did a Bowmore flight, and for whatever reason, the 15 year, was significantly harsher and more phenolic compared to the older age statements.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Smokey and complex. Sherry finish.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Leather and raisin on the nose. A bright sherry sweetness too. Palate is more peat than smoke and a touch fruity. Finish is dry sherry, cherries and smoke.
 
Josef
Josef,
Good
 
Eric
Eric,
Big fan of peated/sherried whiskies, and the Bowmore version has a lot to offer.
 
James
James,
My absolute favorite whiskey of all time. I admit the 18-year tastes better, but I have a sentimental preference for the 15. It’s Smokey, a bit sweet, with the raisin, toffee, and chocolate notes from the sherry casks providing the lasting flavor.
 
Brett
Brett,
smooth caramel initial taste, peat-y middle, smokey/sherry-sweet finish. deliciously complex!
 
guest
guest,
My go-to scotch. I love smoke and peat and this one has just the right amount to work with any mood. Enough to satisfy without overwhelming the finer notes.
 
Jonathon
Jonathon,
Extremely smooth. Solid smoky flavor little ethanol flavor!
 
Steven
Steven,
Smokey with a little sweetness. Love this whisky!
 
Paige
Paige,
A dram of this Bowmore 15 Year Single Malt Scotch was quite tasty. With hints of smoke and caramel on the nose, the dark chocolate and cherries compliment the palette well while the peat and sherry oak finish make this Scotch a nice sipper. The smoke and peat linger enough to notice their presence throughout but isn’t overpowering for someone who doesn’t appreciate a heavily peated pour like Ardbeg.
 
Alex
Alex,
Excellent scotch - distinctly peaty but not overwhelmingly so, and has nice caramel and sherry flavors. The 15 year is very smooth.
 
Andrej
Andrej,
I thought it has more than 50% alcohol. I like whiskys with higher alcohol level. At least at this moment. This one last long in your moth and around. And I like that. An it is smoky, but not too much, which I like.
 
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