Bowmore 18 Year Old

Bowmore 18 Year Old
WhiskyBowmore 18 Year Old
CountryScotland
RegionIslay
TypeSingle Malt
Age18 years old
Abv43%
Rating 84/100

About

Bowmore is one of the oldest Scottish whisky distilleries, and is located on the South Eastern shore of Loch Indaal on Islay. Bowmore produces peaty whiskies with a maritime character, and is owned by Japanese company Suntory.
Reviews of Bowmore 18 Year Old
says on July 5, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Zu Beginn ist der Whisky komplex, dunkel und cremig. Dann machen sich die verschiedensten Beeren breit (Brom- und Blaubeere und rote Traube). Anschließend viel Sirup und etwas Waldhonig in der Nase, das ganze erinnert etwas an Waldbeerenmarmelade. Der Whisky ist dunkel und fruchtig von den Olorosso-Weinfässern. Zwischendurch erhasche ich immer wieder etwas Rauch, so wie wenn über der Glut etwas Geräuchert wird.
Im Mund explodieren dann die dunklen Früchte und Beeren. Ich erkenne Johannisbeere, Brombeere und Blaubeere; insgesamt eine volle Beeremtorte. Dann kommt die Süße des Sirups und es schmeckt ein wenig nach dunklen Beerenbonbons. Zum Schluss etwas Eiche vom Fass und dezentes Raucharoma.
Am Gaumen bleibt etwas Geräuchertes zurück und den Mundraum füllen Blaubeeren.

Ein wirklich sehr dunkler und beeriger Whisky mit dezent und angenehmen Rauch im Hintergrund. Einer meiner Favoriten.

says on June 27, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Burnished

General description

leichter dram für 18 jahre, schöne sherrynoten, nur ganz leichter rauch

says on June 20, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Burnished

General description

闻香,乌梅,果干,背后藏着新鲜热带水果。橡木,轻微的泥煤。入口雪梨酒的甜,丝丝泥煤香,梨,葡萄干。尾韵偏短,齿间留有梨的味道。

Nose

闻香,乌梅,果干,背后藏着新鲜热带水果。橡木,轻微的泥煤。

Palate

入口雪梨酒的甜,丝丝泥煤香,梨,葡萄干。。

Finish

尾韵偏短,齿间留有梨的味道

says on April 20, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

very light smoke. sweet finish. very smooth and full taste

says on March 24, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Tawny

General description

Great scotch, well balanced and pleasant to drink. Lightly peaty and citrus at the nose, chocolate in the mouth with salty finish.

Nose

citrus chocolate peat

Palate

chocolate

Finish

salt

says on March 19, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

lovely Whisky....

says on March 12, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

beautiful whisky! smoke and sweetness with a good oak bitterness, lots of ripe fruit behind all the smoke and even a nice cherry note. a bit pricey but well worth it.

says on January 14, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Right amount of smoke and peat.
Caramel and Dark Chocolate
absolutely love it

says on December 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Amber

General description

In der Nase Mittel rauchig mit Aromen von Honig und Speck, im Hintergrund leicht fruchtig und Anklänge von Vanille.

Im Mund fruchtig süß mit zartbitteren Anklängen.

Im Abgang erst kalte Asche (Assoziation nach Aschenbecher) dann Zartbitterschokolade und Sherry-typische Noten. Mit abnehmendem Rauch kommt eine Assoziation nach Salz hinzu.

Nose

Rauch
Speck
Honig
fruchtig

Palate

fruchtig
süß
zartbitter

Finish

Rauch
Asche
Sherry
Schokolade
Salz

says on December 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Sherry and peat on the nose. Fruit and dark chocolate.

says on September 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

perfect

says on July 31, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 86/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

The new 18 is less sweet, and softly rounded than before. It also feels more natural on the taste. There's less sherry, more pepper. A lot more intense than the 15. A lot more distinct. More smoke and maritime notes along with the sweetness. It's well rounded. Personally I won't buy this because it's not good enough for the prize tag in my opinion.

says on July 31, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Building on the 15 yo Darkest. A lot more intense. A lot more distinct. More smoke and maritime notes along with the sweetness. It's well rounded. Personally I won't buy this because it's not good enough for the prize tag in my opinion.

says on July 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Light smoke with some sherry influence noted on the nose. Combination of smoke with sweetness from honey and bitterness from orange peels on the palate. Oaky finish that is not as long as expected. Its very good, but Bowmore's 15 year offering is more complex and has better quality for value.

says on March 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Tawny

General description

decent smoke, dark chocolate, fruit sweetness, oak. With water more fruit, smoke is reduced.
palate: decent smoke, oak, bitter chocolate.
finish is quìte short, but smoke stays an the palate.
(colour is adjusted)
I really like this Bownore. However I think it would be excellent at 46% Alcohol

says on February 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Quite full bodied with nice combi of sherried fruits and smooth peat finish

says on October 16, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 87/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Less smoke more fruity and complex than 12

Nose

Guava, ripe fruit

Palate

Stewd fruit, sherry

Finish

light smoke

says on June 15, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nice complexity and balance. Nothing really stands out on it's own but the package of flavours is great. Smoke is not overwhelming the subtle flavours and a great addition. Adding a few drops of water brings out the taste a bit more.

says on May 4, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Beautiful expression from Bowmore. Too pricey for my cabinet, but less than a comparably aged bottle from Lagavulin or Ardbeg. Not as peaty as I like, but still a wonderful Islay whisky.

says on January 24, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Softer than the 12. More chocolate and soft mellow smokiness

says on January 7, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Burnt umber

General description

Paradepaardje van Bowmore

says on December 19, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

There best work so far

says on November 21, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 96/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Brilliant whisky. Nice balance between peat amd other flavours. Definitely the right whisky to introduce beginners to Islay Whisky.

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Flavour profile

  • Peat
  • Smoke
  • Fruit
  • Sweet
  • Salt
  • Delicate
  • Sherry
  • Floral
  • Chocolate
  • Balanced
  • Spice
  • Wood
  • Caramel
  • Medium length
  • Complex
  • Vanilla
  • Smoky
  • Perfume
  • Malt
  • Strong
  • Raisin
  • Pleasant
  • Old
  • Dry
  • Dark chocolate
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