Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest

Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest

(0.75l, 43%)


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The Dark Side of the Dram.

The Bowmore Distillery is one of the oldest in all of Scotland and lies on the Isle of Islay, on the banks of the Western coastline. The sea brings it its famous character, which in combination with peat gives birth to one of the most recognized flavors in the Whisky World.

The techniques that Bowmore employs have remained the same for centuries. The water they use is from the adjacent Laggan river, the kiln is heated with Islay peat and they still use the traditional wooden malt shovel to turn the barley.

The Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest is a single malt that is matured in oak casks for 12 years. For the final touch it spends the last three years in Oloroso Sherry casks where they aged the finest of what Jerez has to offer.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Age
  • Maturation
    American oak & Oloroso Sherry casks

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smoky
sherry
caramel
dark chocolate
vanilla
raisin
fruit
spicy
dark cherry
What does Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest taste like?

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First-class Whisky is taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark amber.

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Chocolate, dried fruits, coconut and a whip of the Islay smoke.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The balance of peat and Sherry are delightful, notes of fruit, vanilla and wood in the background.

Finish
A tough finish, which still makes us happy, happy, happy.

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Ratings & Reviews
Derek
Derek,
It was not what I expected it to be being used to heavily peated Laphroaig and Lagavulin. It took two tastings to understand that this was something much different, tasting more of the sea, but excellent in its own right. I have a new favorite!
 
Gary
Gary,
An absolute favorite among Islay whiskeys in my opinion. Very well balanced peat like all Bowmore.
 
James
James,
Love this scotch. It has a great balance of smoke, peat and sweet with a touch of sherry. I discovered this scotch last year and just ordered my 4th bottle. This one has a permanent place in my cabinet.
 
Chris
Chris,
I thoroughly enjoyed drinking this whisky, and whilst not my favourite from the Isle of Islay, it is right up there.
 
Dan
Dan,
I ordered Bowmore 15 Darkest and Flaviar sent me the regular Bowmore 15 when I asked for a refund for the difference of the bottles I got no response. I have canceled my membership and don't recommend the site to anyone who asks.
Laurence
Laurence,
The name "Darkest" is for the old branding of the Bowmore 15. The new design simply drops it - you'll have a bottle with the new design. There's no difference in taste or process between "Bowmore 15" and "Bowmore 15: Darkest". Enjoy your dram!
Richard
Richard,
Maybe Dan was looking for the ‘Darkest’ design bottle for his collection? Whisky collectors are probably your main market... The ‘Darkest’ bottles are getting hard to find. The fact the liquid inside is the same is sort of irrelevant, you are selling a product and if you need to substitute the item you should ask the buyer first. I find your reply a bit disconcerting to be honest. To me at least it shows a distinct lack of knowledge of your user base.
Laurence
Laurence,
Hi Richard - just a head's up, I don't work for Flaviar! I'm just a guy who likes drinking whisky. You may well be right, and Dan wanted the bottle to collect. It's not something that I do, so didn't cross my mind.
Andrew
Andrew,
Super smokey and peaty. I can taste the sea in it as well. I love it!
 
Robb
Robb,
Fairly new to engaging in real peaty flavor but this really grew in me. Very smooth. Very tasty.
 
Mark
Mark,
Really good, smoky yet smooth Islay Scotch. Won’t rip out your taste buds like Ardbeg or Laphroaig, but definitely for peat lovers. I like the richness and bit of sweetness on the finish as well.
 
Joel
Joel,
The Scotch was surprisingly smooth. I usually prefer a smokier taste, but it opened my eyes to other possibilities.
 
Rachel
Rachel,
I tend to prefer more Highlands and Speyside, but this bottle is fantastic. The peat is definitely there, but it doesn't overpower the taste. A very nice drink.
 
Fernando
Fernando,
One of my favorite bottles ever. You have to be into peat obviously. Price/quality amazing
 
David
David ,
9.7 Excellent. My favorite.
 
David
David ,
Excellent, now my favorite.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Extremely smooth, Smokey but not overpowering. Very good addition to change up the flavor of scotch
 
guest
guest,
Perfect. End of story.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
I can really appreciate the complexity of the scotch but I’m not as much a fan of the peat and smoke. Well done scotch but not my cup of tea.
 
guest
guest,
A lot of smoke and sherry with a bite at the end. A very good islay.
 
Kalene
Kalene,
Smokey
 
Anthony
Anthony,
The peat flavor comes through very well but without overwhelming the other complexities in the taste. Inhaling the aroma and drinking this one fills the senses very well, and you can feel a delicious lingering of that in your nose for hours after finishing a glass. It provides a warm, refreshing experience.
 
Fernando
Fernando,
Loved the peaty taste, the dark color and sherry made it a very good selection.
 
Dustin
Dustin,
I love the peat aftertaste!
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Amazingly good taste with a well balanced blend of character
 
Lorenzo
Lorenzo,
This is a great dram, smooth, dark, lots of sherry and oak. Enjoy with a little water and a good cigar
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
Smoky, peaty, and sherry nose. Hints of honey, dark chocolate.
 
Christine
Christine,
Could sit enjoying just the smoky sherry aroma indefinitely. I was able to best enjoy the flavor with a splash of water - otherwise the finish was too overwhelming.
 
Marvin
Marvin,
Love this one
 
guest
guest,
Amazing nose, almost orangey. Incredible peat flavour, nice and smokey mixed with a delicate flavour within. Absolutely love the flavour within too, the middle flavour is divine.
 
guest
guest,
Very good but the 12 year almost stands in league with the 15! Try both
 
Bob
Bob,
Perfect blend of sweet notes with a bite at the end.
 
guest
guest,
Softer.
 
James
James,
Lovely sherried peat! Leather, smoke, raisins and red fruits on the palate.
 
Brian
Brian,
Awesome
 
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