Bowmore Darkest

Bowmore Darkest
WhiskyBowmore Darkest
CountryScotland
RegionIslay
TypeSingle Malt
CaskSherry
Age15 years old
Abv43%
Rating 84/100
Reviews of Bowmore Darkest
says on May 4, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 79/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Hatte etwas mehr erwartet. Eigentlichkein Rauch. erinnert an Gebäck.

Nose

Sherry, Karamell, leichter Rauch, Gebäck. Aromen verfliegen schnell.

Palate

Fast gar kein Raucharoma, Kekse, Gebäck. Wärmend, Gewürze. Ich glaube da kann noch mehr entdeckt werden.

Finish

Relativ leicht und kurz, etwas Alkohol, etwas bitter, Gras.

says on May 2, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Ein rauchiger Whisky aus dem Sherry Fass. Ein Genuss.

says on April 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Brown sherry

General description

To me I think that it is better if I have a dram of something less peaty and a little less smoky like JWB first. Then, the flavors and the sweetness tend to stick out more. Profoundly better than Bowmore 12YO

Nose

Campfire Smoke, Peat, Hint of Sweetness like maybe a semi sweet dark chocolate

Palate

Smoke, Peat (not as profound as the 12 year old), hint of raisin, hint of semi sweet dark chocolate

Finish

Peat, a little more burn than the 12 year old, very light medicinal taste. I am leaving the finishing strength set on short, although I could almost consider it medium.

says on March 25, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 78/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Dont know why Bowmore doesnt click with me. Maybe it's too much like cough syrup? I like the sherry and peat combo, but too much cherry? Solid whisky, but not for me as a regular dram.

says on March 12, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

perfectly balanced. light peat and earth with fruity and warm sweet sherry. It's a go to for when I can't decide between a sherry bomb and a peat bomb.

says on November 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

little peat and coffee or black chocolate flavor

says on November 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

sherry and peat.

says on November 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Brown sherry

General description

Definite sherry influence with dried fruit and oranges on the nose. Sweet and creamy with dark chocolate and bitter peels. The smoky flavors are a bit subdued but overall still an excellent and exceptionally smooth dram.

says on October 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

sweet and peaty

says on October 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Tastes like candied apple

says on October 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 76/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Slight mild round peat. Did initially notice the sweet, rich though. Flavors linger

says on October 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Tawny

General description

mild. voll. holzfassnote. An der Grenze sein Geld wert zu sein.

says on October 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 30/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Just too much peat for me.

says on August 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

A realy Good whisky

says on August 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

mooi volle en ronde smaak. in de afdronk een hint van turf.

says on July 31, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Very balanced whisky with the right amount of Sherry notes and stronger smoky flavor. For my personal taste that one is located somewhere between a fruity light smoky Highland Park 12 and a heavily smoky Laphroaig Quater Cask. The only thing that bothered me was choosing the name "darkest" and adding sugar for the coloring. But a newer order of the Bowmore 15 did not have the naming "darkest" anymore - so maybe they have fixed it for the better.

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

General description

Sweet and smooth. For a sherry whisky, it's light on the sherry. And also added colour. This has a light touch of a lot of flavours. Fruit, caramel, chocolate, soft smoke, slight maritime note. Well rounded. But not very adventurous. No intensity. It's a good dram for dessert and relaxation. But I wish there was more sherry flavour and no added colour.

says on July 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Schon ein guter. Für mich aber der Rauch mit Sherry nicht ganz stimmig.

says on July 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 83/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Verry sharp for a 15 year but nice... Real nice
Maarten from the sckouting brougt it with him

says on May 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 94/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Well balanced, light peat and smoke.
Slightly sweet finish

says on May 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

bit too peaty for my taste and the sherry notes are underrepresented.

Nose

fairly peaty, rich

Palate

pleasant peaty, sweet, fruity, bit of sherry

Finish

woody, spicy

says on May 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 41/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

ein rauchigen und intensiver Whiskey

says on May 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Clearly an Islay whisky because of the nose, but surprisingly mild in flavours.

says on May 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Finish strength: Long
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Fireplace sipper!

Nose

Peat enveloped in Sherry, hint of sour cherry, caramel.

Palate

Nice acidity, noticeable mineral elements, moderately hot, front to mid palate. Nicely rounded, peat, cherry, hint of chocolate.

Finish

Peat does not linger. Fruit elements cling to the palate.

says on April 29, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

memories and missing the Woody flavors. no iodine

says on April 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 87/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

mellowed too much, missed the chipre scent

says on April 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

zoet in de neus. Een beetje eik te ruiken.

says on April 21, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

fruity on the nose. water adds heavy cherry on nose. taste is dry, nutty, slight peat. water made it sweater. short finish. short lingery smoke

says on April 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

fein im Geschmack und angenehm rauchig

says on March 29, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Tawny

General description

very good mix from light smoke, vanilla and sweet fruits

Nose

sweet fruits, little honey. little malt and strong vanilla, very little smoke

Palate

little oily. sweet and smooth.

Finish

nice

says on March 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Dark and intense smokey taste. Hint of dark chocolate in the aftertaste.

says on March 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Sweet and rich with only faint touch of peat; almost bourbon tasting.

says on February 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 78/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Brown sherry

General description

This a dark whisky sweet with iodine on the nose.

Nose

Iodine smoke and sweetness on the nose.

Palate

Sweet raisins cherries and warm spice on the pallate smoked to a very warming finish.

Finish

Smoked finish a lot going on among all of those sweet beginnings.

says on January 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Ein wirklich guter Whisky. Preis/Leistung ist top. Leicht rauchig mit feinem Durchtritt des Sherry.

says on December 11, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

sherry, little peat and smoke, feels so good

says on November 28, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 86/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Brown sherry

General description

This one has spent 12 years on 2nd fill and 3 years on oloroso casks. That, and the caramel colouring made this beautiful dark cognac colour.
They must have selected the darkest ones for this.
On the nose there's very litlle smoke for an Islay one. The smoke that is present, comes closer to bonfire, than to peat.
Dried fruits and raisins complete the nose.
The very rich and mature palet has no medical taste at all. The alcohol is perfectly in balance with the sherry and the cask wood.
The dry smooth medium finish starts of with dark fruits and prunes. Than the spice comes in an slowly starts to fade away.

Very nice in balance.
But peat lovers better leave this one for the sherry lovers.

85 points.

says on November 11, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Deep copper

General description

Delightful whisky. Full of flavour and lovely blend of sherry, raisins, peat, smoke and spice

Nose

Strong aroma of sherry and dried fruit, reminiscent of Christmas pudding

Palate

The smooth sherry flavour is supplemented with a little peat, smoke and spice.

Finish

Peppery dark chocolate finish

says on August 25, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 79/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

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says on August 21, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

My favorite peated whisky! Raisins and dark chocolate, good balanced peatyness at the end.

says on August 3, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Tawny

General description

Super ausbalancierte Whisky mit mildem Rauch, schöner Süße und angenehmer Würze.

Nose

Dunkle Früchte, Schokolade, leichter Rauch

Palate

Sirupartige Süße, Sherry, angenehme Rauchigkeit

Finish

Perfekte Balance zwischen Rauchigkeit, Süße und Würze. Sehr angenehmes Mundgefühl.

says on June 15, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Great combination of smoke and sherry. Very pleasant smoke aroma and taste in combination with sweet dark fruit. Addition of water makes it even sweeter. Love it!

says on March 28, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Very rich, very sweet, especially for an Islay. Not one that I'd reach for on a daily basis, but one best saved for when the mood is right.

says on February 23, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Du sherry tourbé. un régal.

says on February 4, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Bowmore is west not east.Dont put a drop of water in it.It dies.

says on January 24, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 25/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Not balanced. Too Smokey sherry...

says on January 10, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 86/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Old oak

General description

i think it s overrated. it s not well balanced.

Nose

sherry cherry wood alcoholic

Palate

light dark choco, cherry with spirit, lightly peated. alcoholic. herbal

Finish

long but not that long. wood. light peat. herbal

says on October 8, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Burnt umber

General description

pleasantly smokey with sweet notes

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Flavour profile

  • Smoke
  • Sherry
  • Peat
  • Sweet
  • Chocolate
  • Salt
  • Spice
  • Raisin
  • Fruit
  • Malt
  • Complex
  • Caramel
  • Dry
  • Oak
  • Good
  • Wood
  • Toffee
  • Warming
  • Strong
  • Sea
  • Dark chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Plum
  • Delicate
  • Coffee
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