Bowmore Legend
Added on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 12:15 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: $30 Availability: Better Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose is gentle but definite with wood smoke, tar, and BBQ smells.  Some cedar too.  Palate is quite smokey and sweet, with some chocolate notes.  Salt enters after a moment.  The whisky gets dryer in the lengthy finish... and salty!  There's also some harsher aspects that show here, and they detract a bit.  But for this price, this as a great buy for a peated, tasty single malt. 
N:  All Islay, with lemon zest, brine, fishy smells, and signals of sweetness on the palate.
P: Big, raw, and peaty, ahhh Bowmore, such a lovely thing. 
F: Sugars follow, lemon drops, fades quicker than expected.
If you like Bowmore you will like this, not a superstar, but a good deal. 
The nose is a still room with peppermint and paint. The palate is much sweeter with some spiced cider flavors.  The finish has lots of salt and limoncello.  For $20, great everyday Islay whisky. 

N: Lots of peaty smoke, iodine and lavender.  Gets a bit ferric and soapy

P: Bitter and soapy with waves of lavender/ lilacs

F: Sea salt


I had a different source from the others.  Maybe mine was tainted.  

Light golden color. The nose is peaty, smoky, grainy, musty and smells like an old attic. I thought the nose was actually interesting, but on the palate it was thin and peaty. Weak finish. [8/17/13] 
n: Peat and rubbing alcohol. Mixed feelings p: Feels thin and almost peat finished. I can never get into this one no matter how much I want to. 
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