Bowmore

Darkest

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 6
Click below to share this page

Specifications
Brand: Bowmore
Expression: Darkest
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 6
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Fragrantly smoky. Perfumy, very floral. Hessian. Sea air. Astonishingly fresh, delicious, appetising, complex.
Palate: Perfumy start. Hint of flowering currant. Nutty. Layers of dry, black treacle, maltiness.
Finish: Smooth. Polished stone. Hard, salty, liquorice.
Comment: Not that dark - just tawny. Whisky in its mid teens, I would say, but from superb sherry casks.
9.0
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Fresh, wonderfully clean Oloroso clings to the oak and peat to form a wonderful trio.
Palate: Big and chewy with the sherry and the peat in perfect harmony. Perhaps uncomplex and lacking sophistication, but the balance is quite stunning.
Finish: Long with a hint of molasses/liquorice adding to the toasty malt and rumbling smoke.
Comment: Really delightful whisky which suggests youth but offers a faultless peat/sherry combination.
8.5
Visit the distillery
Bowmore Distillery, Bowmore, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
Don’t have an account? Sign up here:
Create and view your own tasting notes and scores for individual whiskies.

  • Create your own Wish List
  • Create your own Collections
  • Write your own tasting notes for each bottle
  • Score whiskies creating a unique community score where whiskies are rated taking the average from every Whsiky Magazine member

If you like this, try these...