Bowmore 18 Year Old

Bowmore

18 Year Old

(0.75l, 43%)


8.4/10
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$129
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$121.99
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Wise beyond his age.
 
Founded in 1779, The Bowmore Distillery is one of the oldest in Scotland. This storied distillery lies on the west coast of Islay on the shore of Loch Indaal where they make one of the most recognized smoky drams in the Whisky world. Islay is special. For centuries, all they had in this rugged land was the local barley, clear spring water, peat for fuel, and the sea. If you take all that and wring it into a barrel, you get Bowmore — a classic single malt Islay Whisky spirit that clings to the memory of the barley, the peat, and the sea.

The Bowmore core range starts with their famous 12 YO. If you let that signature spirit rest in the salty spray of the storm-tossed North Atlantic for a full eighteen years, you get something even better — Bowmore 18. The extra years do it some good. Bowmore 18 is more mellow than its younger brethren, and there is a hint of sweet fruit on the palate that just might surprise you in an Islay Single Malt. It is by turns sweet and bracing, mellowed by the sea, and salted with a tight sweetness as a curl of Havanna smoke drifts slowly upward.

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  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Islay
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Bowmore
  • Bottler
    Bowmore
  • Age
    18 Year Old

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smoky
sherry
port
sweet fruit
dark chocolate
sweet
phenols
peaty
salty
What does Bowmore 18 Year Old 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
Cherrywood

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Havanna smoke and sea-salted caramels

Flavor / Taste / Palate
It’s an Islay, so the peat smoke is always there, but with chocolate and a light fruitiness

Finish
Uniquely wet, then dry as the spirit departs your tongue
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Bowmore 18 Year Old
Steve
Not my favorite- the port takes away from the peat
anonymous
Wonderful
anonymous
Stunning whisky. Rich, complex, deeply satisfying.
Maurizio
Smooth and balanced Islay Whisky.
Mykola
Хуйня
anonymous
You can taste the sea air of the distillery in the spirit
anonymous
Good
David
Smoky, peaty & smooth, the epitome of an excellent Islay single malt.
anonymous
My favorite single malt, by far. Beautiful and not overpowering.
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