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The whisky

List of the bottles

Official Legend 74/100
4
3 1
Official Surf 73/100
3
3 0
Official Enigma 83/100
6
3 3 Forum
Official 12 years 81/100
7
3 4 Forum
Official Mariner 82/100
7
3 4
Official Cask Strength 80/100
6
3 3
Official Tempest Batch 3 87/100
2
0 2 Forum
Official Tempest 85/100
1
0 1
Official 17 years 84/100
6
3 3
Official Tempest Batch 2 85/100
1
0 1 Forum
Official Dusk 85/100
6
5 1 Forum
Official 18 years 79/100
1
1 0
Official Tempest Batch 1 88/100
1
0 1
Official Darkest 80/100
4
4 0
Official Dawn 86/100
4
4 0
Official 16 years, vintage 1989 85/100
4
3 1
Official 100 degrees Proof 87/100
1
0 1
Official Laimrig, batch 3 88/100
4
0 4 Forum
Official 21 years 81/100
2
2 0
Official Maltmen's selection 1995-2008 88/100
15
0 15 BT2010
Official Springtide 88/100
2
0 2 Forum
Berry Bros and Rudd 14 years, 1994 84/100
14
0 14 BT2010
Berry Bros and Rudd 2002-2009 83/100
1
0 1
Cadenhead 14 years 0/100
0
1 7 BT2008
Chester Whisky and Liqueur Company 1998 Bourbon hogshead 89/100
1
1 0
Coepernicker Whiskyherbst 7 years 88/100
1
0 1
Dewar Rattray Cask Collection, 16 yo 84/100
2
0 10 BT2005
Dewar Rattray Cask Collection, 9 years 88/100
1
1 0
Dewar Rattray Cask Collection, 17 years for Bresser & Timmer 88/100
4
2 2
Dewar Rattray Spirits of the sea 2002 74/100
1
0 1
Dewar Rattray Cask Collection, 15 years 90/100
4
3 1
Dewar Rattray Cask Collection, 20 years 85/100
1
1 0
Dewar Rattray Cask Collection, 24 years 89/100
1
1 0
Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask 1982 88/100
1
0 1
Duncan Taylor 36 years, 1966-2002 93/100
1
0 1 Forum
Duncan Taylor 33 years, 1969 90/100
1
0 1 Forum
Duncan Taylor 1968, 34 years 88/100
1
1 0
Duncan Taylor Taste Still 1968 (from Duncan Taylor) 84/100
1
1 0
Duncan Taylor 1968, 37 years 88/100
1
1 0
Hart Brothers 12 years old 87/100
2
0 2
Hart Brothers 1963-1989 92/100
1
0 1
Ian McLeod Chieftain's Choice 10 years 84/100
3
3 0
Jean Boyer Best Casks of Scotland 1998 82/100
1
1 0
Jean Boyer Best Casks of Scotland, 2001-2007 84/100
1
1 0
Jean Boyer The witC's Bottlings 2010 88/100
1
1 0
Malts of Scotland 1999 Bourbon hogshead 82/100
1
1 0
Malts of Scotland 2001-2012 86/100
2
0 2 Forum
Malts of Scotland 2000, bourbon barrel 84/100
1
1 0
Malts of Scotland 1995, refill sherry butt 90/100
3
0 3 Forum
Malts of Scotland Sherry hogshead 1995 90/100
1
0 1
Malts of Scotland 1995, Amazing 89/100
2
0 2
Malts of Scotland 1989, Bourbon hoghshead 87/100
20
1 19 WDTS2012-03
Malts of Scotland Images of Islay Round church of Bowmore 87/100
1
0 1 Forum
Meadowside (The Maltman) 21 years 79/100
1
1 0
Scotch Single Malt Society 3.121 Refined Barley Gold 86/100
1
0 1
Signatory Very Cloudy 2000-2008 78/100
1
0 1
Signatory 2002 Very Cloudy 82/100
1
0 1 Forum
Signatory Cask Sample 1992 84/100
1
1 0
Signatory Le Gus 't selection 1, 1999 88/100
3
1 2 Forum
Signatory 1970-2010 92/100
1
0 1 Forum
Silver Seal 21 years old 86/100
20
1 19 WDTS2012-08
Specialty Drinks Ltd Single Malts of Scotland, 26 years 82/100
22
1 21 WDTS2012-06
Taste Still Taste Still 1982 84/100
1
1 0
The Creative Whisky Company 2001-2012 83/100
1
0 1
The Nectar Daily Dram: Womb Ore 9 years 87/100
11
1 10 BT2012
The Nectar 1995-2010 89/100
2
0 2
The Nectar 1989-2011 87/100
1
0 1 Forum
The Ultimate Whisky Company The Ultimate single malt collection 2000 74/100
1
1 0
The Ultimate Whisky Company The Ultimate single malt collection 2002 79/100
1
1 0
The Whisky Agency 1998 86/100
1
1 0
The Whisky Agency 15 years, for Nantes Whisky CLub 88/100
3
0 3 Forum
The Whisky Agency 1993-2010 90/100
1
0 1
The Whiskyman 1997, "It's only single malt (but I like it)" 83/100
1
0 1 Forum
Thosop 17 years old 87/100
1
0 1 Forum
Wilson & Morgan 15 y.o, sherry finish 84/100
1
1 0
Wilson & Morgan 15 years old 87/100
1
1 0
Wilson & Morgan 16 y.o. Sherry finish 87/100
16
1 15 WDTS2013-03
Wilson & Morgan 22 years, 1992 82/100
1
1 0

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Bowmore: official bottlings

Bowmore

Legend

Age
8 years
Alcohol percentage
40,0 %
Bottler
Official
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74/100
Bowmore legend
Colour is gold. The nose is peaty, smoky.
Body is light, but has an interesting texture.
Palate is firm, and confirms the nose. Smoky and peaty taste is predominant.
The general impression is smooth and the young fresh whisky is typical of the distillery.
The finish is sweet, with salted hints at the end
Personal Comment
This very popular version of Bowmore has no cause to be jealous of other malts in the same price class. The first impression is that peat and smoke are present. The taste is lovely, but as it happens often with relatively young spirit, it is not yet full-bodied. The finish is rather long, and keeps the taste in the mouth, not really the pleasure. It has an excellent quality-price rating, but the whole is slightly disappointing, particularly after having tasted other products of this mythic distillery.
70/100
At the second tasting, the nose was peaty and smoky, with a sweet character, slightly sugared, but without other distinct aromas. In the palate, this whisky is very sweet, even if the smoke and peat are dominating. The violet taste, which is so typical of Bowmore is not present. The final is rather short, and does not let a great memory...
74/100
The nose detects smoke with some background peat, without any complexity. In the palate, the impression to drink peated water with a smoky taste. Some malt on the background, and despite the young age of this whisky, a slight woody touch, the whole giving an "watery" impression. This whisky is promising, but bottled at this age, rather deceiving. A short finish, where the only memory remains the presence of smoke.
70/100

Bowmore

Darkest

Age
14 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Sherry Oloroso
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80/100
Bowmore darkest
Deep amber with copper glints could characterize the colour.
The well-balanced nose is surprising by its hints of burned tyres.
The mouth is greatly influenced by sherry hints and orange skin with black chocolate.
The finish is dry and reveals some fruit hints, mixed with peat and sherry.
Personal Comment
First nosing detects immediately the typical fragrances of a great Bowmore: slight peat, violet and slight smoke hints. The tasting just confirms the nosing. The sherry finish adds a taste contrasting with the traditional peat, and contributes to the great success of this exceptional single malt. A very good Bowmore. It's price however might not be affordable for anybody.
84/100
The nose is rather peaty but marked by sherry with on the background some violet hints. In the palate, the violet dominates in a whole which shows sometimes a lack at power. There is some bitterness as well. The finish is rather long and is marked by sherry with peaty notes.
79/100
The nose is clear, with nice woody and spicy hints, and interesting sherry notes to crown the whole. Some citrus fruits and some smoke on the background. In the palate, a very complex impression, mixing earthy dryness to fine touches of violet, the latter dominating clearly after a while. The lingering finish keeps a memory of a violet growing in a peat bog...
79/100
A very nice nose with an over-obvious presence of sherry. All the smoothness of a well round sherry and a touch of gentian bitterness mix together to give a particular colour to this nose which finally detects some cut grass and liquorice hints, Despite its complexity, this nose is rather flat. In the palate, violet hints become immediately obvious. From extremely discrete at the nose, they become soon dominant in the mouth. A touch of smoke and a light woody impression appear after a few seconds. The finish is rather long and a discrete bitterness hides hardly the obsessing memory of violet.
79/100

Bowmore

Cask Strength

Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
56,0 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
cask strength
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80/100
Bowmore Cask strength
The colour is full gold, and the nose rich and full denotes some peaty, animal and iodised hints.
The sweet and sour palate impression is liquoriced too.
The bitter finish is relatively short, and a little disappointing.
Personal Comment
Another typical Bowmore. The long finish of this cask strength is very pleasant. The art of Bowmore is to give a pleasant taste, something like"sugar-smoky" to a very strong whisky, which should burn the tongue, but which flatters it.
79/100
The second revealed the contrast between the smoothness and the (cask)strength of this nice whisky from the very first nosing. In the palate, the wonderful little liquorice taste is emphasised by the alcohol degree, and lets a great memory of iodine and perfumed peat. An interesting finish.
79/100
The third nosing revealed a mix of sweat and violet perfume, with some marine hints, seaweed and sea spray on the background. The mouth is clearly dominated by pronounced hints of violet ans some malty notes. A nice finish, rather long, but still dominated by those typical notes of a certain era of Bowmore...
79/100
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
bowmore cs Colour: Red golden copper
Nose: A very funny and somewhat irritating mix: Yoghurt, crushed black pepper, old leather armchairs, also wet newspaper, rubber, dark pipe tobacco (latakia), shower gel, marmalade, cigar ash and citrus peel. But the melange, the recipe seems wrong, all in all very interesting but not fascinating, somehow not right weighted.
Taste: without water very full, firm and malty, smoke and burnt sugar, but here also the sour cream (alas! not lemon or other citrus notes, for me it's yoghurt, sour cream or something like diary cheese) takes its place and leaves a mixed impression. With water there is some perfumed soap notes added.
Finish: Long, warm and peppered, like the whole dram it is very multilayered and complex: There is now brown sugar and squee! zed grapes added, we finally leave that diary shop and enjoy those still somewhat confusing last impressions.
Conc.: This is a very complex, interesting and for sure not boring dram. I would accept this bottle without problems if it were an independent single cask bottling. My advice is: Get a bottle and there will be plenty to discuss with your friends.... But unfortunately this is not my cup of tea
Date: Nov/06/2008
Price in Germany ca 40,00 Euro
65/100

Bowmore

Mariner

Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
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links & average quote
82/100
Bowmore mariner
Between gold and amber.
A smell of fresh leather, fern and sea air.
A smooth palate, and a salted taste mixed with sweet cherries.
Personal Comment
This marvelous version of Bowmore, aged 15 is absolutely delicious. All the specific hints of Bowmore are immediately recognized: peat, smoke and this little violet fragrance. Probably one of the best bottlings of the distillery, and quite nice priced. A must in every collection.
84/100
The nose evokes the smells of undergrowth by the sea. Vegetal hits mixed with iodine sea air. The palate is dominated by the salt, and some violet hints appear on the background. The taste is first rather plain, but gets quickly more complex. The finish is long and very pleasant.
84/100
The nose is marked by sea hints with some meat touches (leather) and a smokey background; In the palate, the typical violet taste of Bowmore dominates other salty and smokey flavours . A lingering and pleasant, but dry finish.
79/100

Bowmore

12 years

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
40,0 %
Bottler
Official
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Forum 81/100
Bowmore 12
The colour is amber.
The nose feels some citrus, pear and honey hints.
The taste is smoky and peaty, and the long finish is particularly pleasant.
Personal Comment
This Bowmore with its smoky ant peaty hints gives very pleasant sensations. Unlike older versions, the violet hint is not present. This malt is more classical, but the salted sea stays present. An excellent long finish extends the pleasure for a while. It's price is also very nice. An essential bottle.
84/100
The second tasting's conclusion was that the enthusiastic quotation of the first one was slightly exaggerated. Smoke and peat are still present, but more discrete than the first time, and the finish seemed shorter.
74/100
A sweet nose, clearly fruity (pear) very pleasant and complex, announces a very good whisky. In the palate, some oily feeling with peaty and smoley hints seem to dominate the fruits announced by the nose. A very nice finish, lingering and marked by a pleasant mix of peat and ripe fruits. A quite nice version from that distillery.
79/100
Date of tasting: 27/9 2007
Apperance: Deep copper Nose: Sweet with some prickle. Medicinal notes, diesel oil, scorched plastic, citric fruits, lavendar and some smoke. Diluted dram lends incense fumes, raisins, solvent elements and some peat. Quite sharp.
Body: Light to medium, a little oily.
Palate: Sweet start. Pleasant palate with decent finish but not very complex. Nice and uncomplicated Islay notes with balanced smoked flavours, dryness-sweetness and some fruits.
Comments: Opens up more with some resting in the glass.
80/100

Bowmore

Surf

Age
8 years
Alcohol percentage
40,0 %
Bottler
Official
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links & average quote
73/100
Bowmore surf
Colour: gold
Nose: peaty and smoked
The body is light, but with an interesting texture
The palate is firm and confirms the nose. The smoked and peaty taste is predominant. The whole is smooth and this young whisky is typical of the distillery.
In fact, the Bowmore surf is just a remake of the "Legend".
Personal Comment
This "bottom of the range" whisky is really surprising, and it was difficult for me to give it a good appreciation. The nose recognizes a typical Islay, rather smooth, without dominant fragrances. It could have been an Caol Ila. The peaty and smoked taste is pleasant, but the long finish is disappointing. The bitter impression contrasts with the smooth and fine taste and smell.... This malt contributes probably to the fact that many whisky lovers (who do not know other malts of this distillery) think Bowmore is not one of the greatest distilleries. My opinion is that this bottle does not really reflect the know-how of Morrison Bowmore. On the other hand, it's price makes it a single malt with a good price-quality rate.
70/100
The same difficulty to determine the ranking of this bottle, just like at the first tasting was present at the second one. Peat and smoke are present, at nosing and tasting. A certain lack at complexity, particularly in the palate, and a finish, more salty than really pleasant. However, the first quotation seems to low, even if this is not at very special bottle, and the pleasure it gives deserves more than the first quotation.
74/100
A nose somewhere between smoked malt and slightly peppery peat. A lack of character in the palate. Hints of oily peat and a light smoke. A rather smooth finish, of average length. Average, just like the whisky itself.
74/100

Bowmore

Dusk

Age
14 years
Alcohol percentage
50,0 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Bordeaux Wine
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Forum 85/100
Bowmore dusk
Bowmore Dusk has been matured in claret casks.
Beautiful colour, copper with rose glints. Surprising but very full nose with a surprising mix of raced fragrances (animal, smoke and sea) and charming ones (violet, raspberry and malted barley).
The smooth palate confirms the first impression.
The finish is sweet and has fruit hints (raspberry, cherry, black current) and flowers (violet, rose and lavender).
Personal Comment
This claret finish version of Bowmore is really marvelous. Pure pleasure. Like in other versions of this distillery, the violet taste, mixed with some well balanced peat hints are a great pleasure source. The exceptional finish makes that the pleasure stays very long...
88/100
The pleasure from the first tasting remains unchanged for the second one. The typical balanced smell lets indicates immediately a Bowmore, but at the very first contact in the mouth, with this violet and peat touches, it is clear that it is this wonderful Bowmore. Really one of the best malts I ever tasted.
88/100
The very pleasant nose is extraordinary complex, mixing violet smells with raspberries, iodine and smoke. The taste develops clearly from a malted attack to fruity hints, first citrus fruits, then red fruits (raspberries). A wonderful finish, recalling the violet touches the nose detected.
88/100
A very nice nose, with a sweet mix of fruits, flowers and salt and a light veil of smoke on the background. The palate is dominated by a violet perfume with some malted hints. Not really complex, but very pleasant and very original, however. A nice finish just continuing on the mouth impressions, fruity and floral.
84/100
The nose presents very nice peaty hints. A beautiful and bewitching oily peat. Really fine. A kind of freshness seems to come through but the peat remains clearly dominating. A hint of plum jam and a touch of chocolate. The mouth is amazing. A very pronounced taste of violet sweet and no peat at all anymore. It seems to have completely disappeared behind a kind of floral freshness without any link to the nose. This is clearly a Bowmore from the era before 2000. The finish is completely dominated by this typical taste some really like... It is not my case anymore.
74/100

Bowmore

Dawn

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
51,5 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Porto
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86/100
Bowmore Dawn
Colour: amber with rose glints.

The nose, rather complex, detects red fruits (raspberry, red currant) and malted barley, as well as spices (clove and benzoin).
The mouth, well balanced, seems to be winy with violet and pepper hints, strangely mixed with the Bowmore peat, animal and floral.
The liquorice finish has an almost tannic texture.

Personal Comment
This real delicacy begins by delighting the nose, which annouces a very great pleasure in the mouth. The violet sweet back in my childhood were not different. The taste is so nice, that one forget nearly the high acoholol percentage. It is not really a cask strength, but is not so far away from it. A great pleasure, a great moment, and a very great whisky. Once more, Bowmore has given us a example of a marvelllous succes.
88/100
The second tasting just completely confirmed the first one
88/100
A very nice nose, fruity (beautiful hints of fruits of the forest mixed with some violet perfume), malty and slightly spiced. In the mouth, a nice balance between fruit, violet and spices, on a discrete smoky background. An excellent finish, lingering and warming.
84/100
The first nose is clearly marked by sherry and wood. Very expressive. Nice spicy notes, pepper and cardamom complete the first impressions and hide smoky hints on the background. Hints of sea air, very discrete seaweed smells to finish the overview. The first impression in the palate is very fruity, with clear lavender or violet hints. The whole is extraordinary smooth and rather complex. The finish is lingering and warm and the floral hints of the mouth remain quite active. A malty smoothness tempers the violet side of the finish.
84/100

Bowmore

17 years

Age
17 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
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links & average quote
84/100
Bowmore 17
The nose has a smooth and slightly medicinal character and reveals smoky malted barley notes. The palate is round and rather balanced between malty, peaty and vegetable hints. The delicate finish is vegetal and smoky. A very fine Bowmore.

(la Maison du Whisky)

Personal Comment
A very complex and pleasant nose, whith sea hints, but however close to barley. In the palate, the malted barley is very present, with the impression to have a haddock in the mouth... A strong sea feeling. Delicious... A lingering and warm finish, with interesting smoke hints. A very great bottle, without this violet hint, so characteristic of some other Bowmore.
88/100
The first nosing gives some strange impression of wax mixed with green appels on a peaty background and discrete seaweed hints. In the palate, first an impression of acidity and the taste seems to be behind the expectations of the nose. Behind this acidity, strong hints of malted barley on the seaside. A rather dry and bitter finish, with some woody hints.
84/100
Quite a "countryside" nose, with farm smells of wet hay, spices, well marked pepper, a hint of smoke and lots of sea air. The mouth is first quite bitter, with a touch of acidity, citrus fruit, but seems to be somewhat weak, even watery. However it is quite complex, and after a while, this whisky reveals its character fully. Something like small fireworks with a palette of tastes from walnut to orange, through salty and chocolate aromas. Very impressive finish, with citrus aromas mixed with the memories of the palate, and some light floral notes at the end.
84/100

Bowmore

21 years

Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
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81/100
Bowmore 21
The colour is amber, with some redish glints. The wonderful nose is sherryish, smoky, with iodine hints and a touch of heather. Teh palate is oily and well balanced and develops on floral notes. The finish is lingering and iodized.
(La Maison du Whisky)
Personal Comment
The nose is first quite discrete and after a wile begins to devolop it fineness and the beautiful balance between peat and smoke, and still later, nice sherry notes. The palate is clearly less nice as the nose was, giving a kind of "watery" impression, slightly spiced. The finish, by opposition, is remarkably long and nicel iodinized.
84/100
The nose is gently fruity. Despite a certain discretion, nice slightly woody notes, mix of notes and plum jam.
The mouth is as discrete as the nose was. Light variations between nearly ripe apple and walnut constitute a nice whole, without however giving a very great pleasure.
The finish is rather short, and a palette of hints from unripe walnut (more bitter than in the mouth) and malt are the main characteristics.
79/100


Bowmore

Enigma

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
40,0 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Sherry
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Forum 84/100
Bowmore Enigma

Colour: gold. Nose: a fresh mix of sea air and caramel at first nosing, with quite some salted butter, herbal tea and rubber (new tyre). Notes of very ripe oranges, Cointreau. Perhaps a little sulphury but nothing too shocking. More and more ‘burnt’ notes (burnt wood, burnt bread). Notes of yoghurt. Still not a winner but a good three steps above the regular 12yo, I think – even if there’s still this lavender in the background. Notes of old books, of iron… Mouth: a very punchy attack at 40%, but a rather bitter one, alas. Quite some burnt caramel, liquorice, candy sugar. Notes of lavender crème (the power of mind again?) Some peat but not too much. Notes of orange marmalade… The finish is long and quite enjoyable, I must say (notes of gentian eau de vie)
(Serge Valentin, whiskyfun.com)

Personal Comment
The nose reveals nice marine but however sugared notes, mixing some toffee hints with nice smoly ones. In the palate, the dry peat is clearly present, contrasting with delicious sweet citrus fruit ones. Sweet, as this hints are not too acid. A lovely finish, with clear memories of citrus and some kind of bitterness on the background.
84/100
A light bitterness, walnut smell, discrete and very pleasant wood, dry fruit and a touch of plum behind a veil of sherry. Smoke and salt.
The mouth is first rather bitter but develops slowly from hazelnut notes to more woody ones through nice fruity touches, prolonging perfectly the nose impressions. Some discrete peaty hints as well.
The finish is rather long and fresh. Hazelnut remains present.
84/100
A nice fresh nose, between cut grass and ripe fruit (from peach to plum). A touch of smoke. Nice announced complexity.
The first mouth is both acid (green apple, unripe fruit) and slightly bitter (cashew nut). This bitterness seems to get the upper hand, developing on plum jam fragrances. A nice contrast with the nose.
The finish is lingering and this plum jam impression is fulfilled with remote chocolate hints.

This was a blind tasting, The bottle is opened since many months, and apparently, all reference to peat has gone, but the general appreciation is not affected. It looks like aeration has deeply changed this whisky, making another one of it... but with an equal level of quality.
84/100

Date of tasting: 27/9 2007
Apperance: Mahogany brown or dark copper
Nose: Pleasantly rounded and balanced. Warm and sherried with just a touch of peat smoke. Complex, winey and floral notes, woody and fresh. Perfume, mown hay and some tar. Fruit notes become dryer in reduced dram while nutmeg and vanilla notes are revealed. Overall very rich. Body: Light to medium
Palate: Round and full. Fruity notes. Middle is sort of sulphury and quite rich.
Finish reveals some peat. Well balanced, sherried sweetness.
84/100
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Reddish brown, dark gold (Coloured).
Nose: Nice, musty peat, combined with dried plums. A delicate light honey sweetness together with unripe fruits, cigar tobacco and suede leather. Very agreeable ingredients but the notes seem a little weak like behind a curtain of dark fruity sweetness.
Taste: The curtain mentioned in the nose rises and reveals a very delicate peaty note together with a nice fruitiness, with licorice, whalenuts, dried and fresh green apples.
Finish: Long and getting gradually more and more dry while showing many different aspects of cigar ash. At the very end there are echoes of still unripe fruits mixing in the smoky clouds.
Conclusion: This is a very fine Bowmore, perfectly balanced twixt peat and fruits at a very reasonable price. A perfect beginner’s entrance to the world of peat.
Date: 28. February 2011
Price in Germany: 33 Euro / Litre
82/100

Bowmore

16 years, vintage 1989

Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
51,8 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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85/100
Bowmore 16
Colour: light straw
Nose: Candied fruits, toffee and marzipan, bound together with the distinctive Bowmore smokiness
Palate: Delicate hints of soft fruit and light peat.
Finish: light, elegant and smooth
Personal Comment
A typical "islay nose", with an elegant smoke and delicious complex hints from walnut to barley, through nougat and other sweets. In the palate, first impression is smoke, which develops quickly on fruit and even citrus fruits, before coming back on malt, the whole being partially hidden behing a veil of smoke. A very nice finish, powerful and smooth at the time, contrasting with the fireworks of the mout. No trace of violet, like in many other products of this distillery. It is probably the best Bowmore I ever tasted.
88/100
A clear nose presenting first a kind of medicinal profile before developing on discrete notes of smoke and peat. The nose develops slowly on quite complex fruity hints (exotic fruit, apricot). Complex but subtly discrete.
The first impression in the palate is a nice complexity, from the cereal to clear violet notes (as we get used from Bowmore...) before coming back to more classical fruity notes. Obviously, the Bowmore whiskies produced in the 80's or 90's will keep this violet reputation for a long time. Just a pity this strange taste partially destroying the charm of this whisky by it annoying character. I must confess I liked this special taste quite a lot a few years ago even if it really bores me now.
The finish is quite long and here too, this excessive violet taste just spoils the pleasure.
Rereading the last tasting note (written about 2 years ago) I'm really surprise I insist on the absence of this violet marker in this whisky because this time it was really obvious. Could this be due to a kind of "time bomb"? Because if I really insisted on the absence of this flavour, it really means it did not appear the first time, as I already was aware of this characteristic of Bowmore.
79/100
A nice nose discretely peated with some smoky and fleshy notes.
The mouth is pleasant, dominated by peat and chocolate notes.
The finish is lingering and warm, prolonging the mocha, chocolate and smoke impressions for a while.
This last tasting happened nearly 2 years after the preceding one... Is this an effect of aeration? No exaggerated flower (violet) impression anymore... at least not immediately detectable...
So even after 4 years opening, this bottle remains excellent....
84/100

Bowmore: independent bottlings

Bowmore

Chieftain's Choice 10 years

Collection
Chieftain's Choice
Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Ian McLeod
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84/100
Bowmore Chieftains
Personal Comment
It is very curious, but Bowmore is not a distillery where one can expect good product bottled by independant bottlers from. Is this due to the large range of excellent official bottlings or to the fame of the distillery?... Anyway I hesitated since a long time to buy this bottle. I was completely wrong. This bottle is wonderful from the very first nosing. A complex smoky sweetness fills up the nose. The impression in the palate is very complex as well, from some peat hints to more acid ones, citrus fruit, going on a long and pleasant finish, with some flower and wood fruit hints.....
84/100
First, a dominant smoke smell, but amazingly mixed to hints of ripe fruits, like pears or peaches. In the palate, this whisky is very complex, with all the characteristics of a Boxmore: smoke, peat, berries, iodine. A very interesting finish, rather long, dominated by sweet touches of fruits. After all that smoke, this finish is amazing.
84/100
The nose is clearly marked by smoke and by the smoothness og ripe fruits, some liquorice hints too. In the palate, first impression is the fruity sweetness of melon or peach, with some walnut hints on a marine background, and finally it developes on characteristic smokey notes. A pleasant finish, just like the mouth, first on fruit and then on smoke.
84/100

Bowmore

Cask Sample 1992

Collection
Cask sample
Age
11 years
Alcohol percentage
56,0 %
Bottler
Signatory
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84/100
Bowmore

Color: gold yellox with coppery glints.
The nose is powerful and reveals exotic fruits (passion fruit, coconut) on a background of vanilla hints, smoke and peat.
The palate is smooth and reveals peaty smoke, tar and exotic fruits (passion fruit, mangon, goyave). It develops on grassy and floral (violet, lavender)
The finish is lingering and reveals a refined sensation of iodine. It is marked by the sweet bitterness of malted barley and by citrus fruit (grapefruit). It continues on vegetal notes (heather, gentian root).

(la Maison du Whisky)

Personal Comment
A very remarkable nose, powerful, floral with slight peat hints on the background. Nice fruity notes too.In the palate, this whisky reveals really its power, at the time slightly acid (citrus fruit) and clearly smoky. A very nice finish, lingering and warm, recalling widely the acidity of citrus fruit with some peaty hints.
84/100

Bowmore

Cask Collection, 15 years

Collection
Cask Collection
Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
56,5 %
Bottler
Dewar Rattray
Cask number
single cask 2057
Dates
Distil: 15-07-1991 Bottling: 20-10-2006
Bottle
433 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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90/100
Bowmore 15 Dewar Rattray
Personal Comment
A very nice nose marked by sherry, some discrete hay noes, iodine, a touch of peat an smoke on the background. The oily texture in the mouth is very nice too, and the taste is pleasant, delicioulsy complex, with alternatively fruity tastes where some raspberry and wild strawberry seem to be hidden and delicate sherry notes, chocolate, the whole ending in a very great happiness, even if alcohol seems sometimes to be quite present as well. A perfectly balanced whisky. The finis is lingering, nicely marked by sherry and chocolate memories. No trace at all of this violette flavour which has been characteristic of the production of the group for years.
Really an exceptional bottle.
88/100
A very nice nose marked by sherry and peat smoke. Notes of chocolate and dry fruits. In the palate, a pleasant impression of a great complexity, where smoke share drinker's attention with plum tastes, a hint of liquorice and a very fine woody hint developing on coffee and moka notes. Salt is rather present as well and enhances the complexity of this very nice whisky. A wonderful lingering finish, exactly on the same tones than in the mouth, with its slightly woody notes and its chocolate hints.
88/100
The nose is clearly influenced by sherry. Very nice complexity as behind the sherry nice but discrete hints of peat and smoke are clearly present, merged to ripe fruits and acid citrus fruits. The different components seem to appear in a random order, and in a kind of unordered cycle. Very pleasant impression.
In the mouth, an immediate contrast between the sweet notes and the bitter ones, an impression of incense, wood, malt, great happiness. After this taste explosion, a lasting impression of spices, pepper remains.
The finish just prolongs the mouth. Pepper seems to be common theme before developing on slightly bitter notes, between walnut and wood. An unique experience, an extraordinary whisky.
93/100

Bowmore

Cask Collection, 17 years for Bresser & Timmer

Collection
Cask Collection
Age
17 years
Alcohol percentage
54,1 %
Bottler
Dewar Rattray
Cask
Bourbon
Cask number
single cask 269
Dates
Distil: 26-2-1990 Bottling: 18-4-2007
Bottle
220 btls
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88/100
Bowmore 17 Dewar Rattray
Personal Comment
A wonderfully fresh nose, with notes of hay and mint, a touch of peat and of smoke, the whole being perfectly balanced and relatively complex. In the palate an amazing balance with menthol notes, a nice bitterness with refined woody touches and citrus notes (orange).
Amazing palate. Smoothness despite the degree of alcohol, balance despite the complexity, contrast between the citrus acid and the woody bitterness. Despite all those contrasts, the whole is perfectly balanced. Very light presence of peat and a touch of smoke.
The finish prolongs perfectly the mouth. Smoothness in the contrast, contrast in the smoothness. Excellent bottle.
Nothing to do with what the Bowmore distillery provided us with for the past 20 years..
88/100
Notes of mint and smoke characterise the first nose. A very beautiful nose, fresh and with subtle nuances. Hints of hazelnut complete the first impressions. This announces a great whisky.
The mouth is from the same level. Very nice complexity, slightly bitter notes, sesame seed and the menthol freshness of the nose is confirmed. Lightly peated. Just happiness.
The finish is lingering with smooth notes of cashew nuts.
88/100

Bowmore

Cask Collection, 9 years

Collection
Cask Collection
Age
9 years
Alcohol percentage
62,3 %
Bottler
Dewar Rattray
Cask
Sherry
Cask number
single cask 800037
Dates
Distil: 22-04-1998 Bottling: 12-09-2007
Bottle
629 btls
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88/100
Bowmore Dewar Rattray 9
Personal Comment
The first nose is very close to the sea with its seaweed, sea spray, salt and high seas hints. Nice peat notes and some smoke even enhance the pleasure of this nose.
The first mouth is warm, complex with a nice development on chocolate then coffee notes and the exceptional percentage of alcohol does never hinder the tasting.
The finish is pleasantly long with clear nutty notes and the memory of a great happiness. Just another of those excellent Bowmores from after the times of the pervasive violet taste ...
Just a drop of water and the pleasure enhances again. This just confirms that a whisky does not necessarily have to be old to be excellent.
88/100

Bowmore

Cask Collection 20 years

Collection
Cask Collection
Age
20 years
Alcohol percentage
50,1 %
Bottler
Dewar Rattray
Cask
Sherry hogshead
Cask number
single cask 1101
Dates
Distil: 18-2-1989 Bottling: 4-9-2009
Bottle
215 btls
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85/100
Bowmore 20 dewar rattray
Personal Comment

Color: Brown
The nose is extremely pleasant, although relatively linear and does not go beyond the sherry which dominates. Above all the sweetness.
On the palate, sherry is still very present, but was quickly overtaken by notes of violets that are so characteristic of Bowmore bottlings before 2000. It is a pity, because the whole had good looks, but these notes are a bit overly floral and ruin the party,
The finish is long and continues to be influenced by the sweetness of the sherry. Some hints of violet are added to the end.
85/100


Bowmore

Cask Collection, 24 years

Collection
Cask Collection
Age
24 years
Alcohol percentage
47 %
Bottler
Dewar Rattray
Cask
First fill bourbon
Cask number
single cask 7919
Dates
Distil: 30.10.1989 Bottling: 30.10.2013
Bottle
191 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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89/100
Bowmore 24 AD Rattray
Personal Comment
Color: Light gold
The nose is rich and varied. Fine peat conceals pretty fruity fragrance. The peat is gradually taking over, sharing the spotlight with some smoky notes. It also has a nice balance.
On the palate, the peat is clearly dominant from the start and leaves initially little room for other tastes. However after a few moments, notes of appear slightly burned pie bottom. Without being dramatic, this whisky is very nice and does not lack complexity while having a nice balance.
The finish is also marked by the overcooked pie bottom, with a nice touch of bitterness (walnuts). It is long and relatively cool.
89/100

Bowmore

Best Casks of Scotland, 2001-2007

Collection
Best casks of Scotland
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
Cask
Sherry Cask
Dates
Distil: 2001 Bottling: 2007
Bottle
0 of 0 btls
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84/100
Bowmore Jean Boyer
Personal Comment
Clearly a sea influence at the first nosing, with smoke notes. Some peat on the beach on a windy day, as the whole remains relatively discrete. No real strong whiffs but a nicely balanced discretion announcing a beautiful dram.
In the palate, very nice and contrasted notes of chocolate (mocha) and a slight spicy impression. The nose did no lie, this is a very nice balanced and specially pleasant whisky.
The finish develops on smoke before coming clearly back on this chocolate flavour so present in the mouth.
An amazing whisky for its age. An excellent surprise and a great success.
84/100

Bowmore

1968, 34 years

Collection
Peerless
Age
34 years
Alcohol percentage
43,3 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
Cask number
single cask 1421
Dates
Distil: 02-1968 Bottling: 06-2002
Bottle
132 of 230 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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88/100
Bowmore 34 ans Duncan Taylor
Personal Comment
The nose is finely peated, a slight smell of mouldy wood, but very nice fruity notes too (plum), dry fruits which make this interesting nose even more complex. The first mouth is slightly bitter, hazelnut, cashew nut, rapidly followed by slightly acid hints, keeping the impression of mouldy wood and fine peat which already characterized the nose. The finish is very long, exactly on the same palette than the nose and mouth were.
88/100

Bowmore

The Ultimate single malt collection 2000

Collection
The Ultimate Single Malt selection
Age
7 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
The Ultimate Whisky Company
Cask
bourbon
Cask number
single cask 800072
Dates
Distil: 28-3-2000 Bottling: 9-8-2007
Bottle
81 of
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74/100
Bowmore 2000 Ultimate Single Malt Scotch Whisky Selection
Personal Comment
Quite a discrete and fresh nose where smoke and peat are largely present. Some animal hints and notes of wet hay.
In the very first mouth, nothing... but after a while a kind of burning sensation in the throat (and curiously not on the tongue). It is the moment smoke and peat hints decided to appear. No complexity and no refinement, the youth of this whisky is obvious. On the other hand, no trace of violet, like Bowmore used us to find in their whiskies at the end of last century.
Finish is marked by peat hints too. It is rather long and not unpleasant.
Even if it is not extraordinary, this little whisky is pleasant (specially if one considers its price). I drunk worse things for more money.
74/100

Bowmore

Daily Dram: Womb Ore 9 years

Collection
Daily Dram
Age
9 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
The Nectar
Dates
Distil: 1998 Bottling: 2008
Bottle
420 btls
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BT2012 87/100
Bowmore Womb Ore
Personal Comment
The nose is clearly marked by farmy hints and a nice peat behind a light veil of smoke. Peat, wet hay, cold ash are smells which seem to characterise this whisky.
In the palate, this whisky behaves very good. Peat and smoke. Very nice impression.
The same behaviour remains all along the finish, pure and without any compromise. It is exceptionally warm and lingering.
For a young Bowmore, this is a perfect example of the revival of the quality at this distillery. No trace of violet anymore. Despite its young age, this is another excellent whisky.
88/100

Bowmore

The witC's Bottlings 2010

Collection
The WitC's Bottlings
Age
9 years
Alcohol percentage
59,6 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
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88/100
Bowmore witch4

Personal Comment
A very subtle nose where some peat hints mix perfectly with fruity notes and sea whiffs. Subtlety and discretion give this nose the perfect balance.
The first mouth is pleasantly fruity with its slightly acid notes and is quickly completed with the first peaty hints. Very nice balance.
The finish is lingering and rather warm with a discrete domination of the peat. An excellent version... Far away form the violet notes of the Bowmores from before 2000.
88/100

Bowmore: samples

Bowmore

Taste Still 1968 (from Duncan Taylor)

Collection
Taste Still Selection
Age
37 years
Alcohol percentage
41,5 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
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84/100
Personal Comment
A really amazing nose, full of flowers on a peaty background and some smoky hints. Unusual freshness. Some cut grass behind the flowers. A perfect balance between all this nose components. In the mouth, first a great dryness, some alcohol (despite the relatively low percentage of alcohol), followed by a bitterness developing to more sweetness as the time runs away. Some wood, but we are far from the exuberance of ths nose. A nice finish, rather long, bitter. The time seems to have been more generous for the nose than for the mouth is this case.
84/100

Bowmore

Best Casks of Scotland 1998

Collection
Best casks of Scotland
Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
Dates
Distil: 1998 Bottling: 2010
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82/100
Personal Comment

Colour: Pale yellow
A beautiful peat mixed with salty marine notes marked the first nose. Beyond peat discrete fruity scent make their way somehow. The nose offers a fairly well balanced profile with notes of nuts, which appear late.
The palate is pleasantly balanced, with his impressions of peat, its pleasant warmth and discreet chocolate notes. Regardless of complexity, but a lot of fun.
The final, we would have liked longer is in the same tones as the mouth, chocolate sweetness, warmth and pleasure.
Without being dramatic, Bowmore gives a nice impression of what may be an Islay balanced, not too overgrown with peat and remains very good tone.
82/100


Bowmore

1998 Bourbon hogshead

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
55,2 %
Bottler
Chester Whisky Company
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Dates
Distil: 1998 Bottling: 2013
Bottle
242 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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89/100
Personal Comment
Color: White Wine
A nose finely marked by a discrete peat but this however, masking some fruity notes. Everything remains strangely very cool. The nose is pretty.
In the mouth, there are impressions of peat, underbrush, ripe fruit. A nice bitterness that accompanies perfectly fine peat followed by nice hints of pepper. This is undoubtedly a nice Bowmore, finesse. excellent
A long finish crowns the whole. The bitterness and peat are the game.
89/100

Bowmore

Taste Still 1982

Collection
Taste Still Selection
Age
24 years
Alcohol percentage
54,7 %
Bottler
Taste Still
Bottle
0 btls
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84/100
Bowmore Taste Still 1982
Personal Comment
A very nice nose. Very complex, between fresh and dry fruit, between apple and hazelnut. An nice presence. Discrete smoke on the background. Very clean. In the mouth, the violet taste, so typical of Bowmore's production for years is present in this whisky, together with some dryness. The finish is rather bitter, on violet too. Lingering, but dry, and however pretty pleasant.
84/100

Bowmore

1968, 37 years

Age
37 years
Alcohol percentage
40,5 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
Cask number
single cask 3822
Dates
Distil: 2-2006 Bottling: 10-1968
Bottle
71 of 145 btls
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88/100
Bowmore 1968
Personal Comment
The nose is perfectly balanced between slightly smoky notes and smells of heather. On the background, some impression like a fragrant flower field in a the middle of a pat bog. Some exotic fruits too, tangerine peel. Smoke
In the palate, the taste is very pleasant, rather fruity with a marvelous balance between exotic fruits and very fine wood. The whole is extremely fine. Just lace. A very light bitterness associated to a very light acidity, the whole with a consistent body.
The finis is rather short, with touches of wood beside the memory of exotic fruit.
88/100

Bowmore

18 years

Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
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79/100
Bowmore 18 ans
Personal Comment
The nose is pleasantly perfumed. Mix of flowers and smoke on a discrete peaty background. In the mouth, unfortunately this taste which is so typical of a long period of the Bowmore production, this violet perfume is overwhelming... The finish is divided between some nice nutty notes and the memory of this violet fragrances which characterized this distillery for too many years.
79/100

Bowmore

The Ultimate single malt collection 2002

Collection
The Ultimate Single Malt selection
Age
6 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
The Ultimate Whisky Company
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79/100
Personal Comment
Pleasant peat and smoke (barbecue) notes appear at the first nosing. Behind this first impression, touches of sea spray, but no real complexity.
In the palate, peat and smoke dominate too. No trace of this violet hints which made the (bad) reputation of the distillery for many years. This obviously young whisky is very clean. It deserves no negative critic, even if it does not deserve an award neither. A good product, and a good quality/price ratio.
Quite a short finish and only a light memory of smoke seems to survive. 79/100

Bowmore

2000, bourbon barrel

Age
8 years
Alcohol percentage
60,1 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
bourbon barrel
Cask number
single cask 800267
Dates
Distil: 15/04/2000 Bottling: 03/2009
Bottle
96 btls
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84/100
bowmore 2000 mos
Personal Comment
The first nose is both smoky and fruity, with marine hints. Fish on the beach. Iodine and see spray.
The mouth is very interesting too. Nice complexity, mix of malt and fish. Nice balance between malty smoothness and sea fragrances of the fish. Some peat on the background. Developing on cocoa. Nice palate!
The finish is lingering and worm, with memories of chocolate, smoke and sea.
Another nice example of the revival of this distillery.
84/100

Bowmore

1995, refill sherry butt

Collection
Clubs
Age
14 years
Alcohol percentage
56,7 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Refill sherry butt
Dates
Distil: 1995 Bottling: 2009
Bottle
113 btls
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Forum 90/100
bowmore MOS club
Personal Comment

Bowmore

1999 Bourbon hogshead

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
61,2 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Dates
Distil: 22/9/1999 Bottling: 10/2011
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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82/100
Bowmore 1999  MOS
Personal Comment

Color: Gold
On the nose, especially peat. Some peppery notes appear then, quickly followed by some farmy notes . The nose seems relatively simple and does not suggest that we are faced with a great malt.
The mouth, for it is pleasant, however, is no surprise. A nice peaty Bowmore, free of all fragrance notes which have so long hampered the reputation of the distillery. In short, for lovers of peat, this is a perfect a whisky. The palate is more balanced and complex than the nose, a very good surprise.
The medium finish is perfectly in line with the mouth.
82/100


Bowmore

1998

Collection
Liquid Library
Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
51,8 %
Bottler
The Whisky Agency
Cask
Bourbon
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86/100
Personal Comment
Color: White wine
Iodine, peat and some smoke characterize this very promising nose. Cold ashes on a beach barbeque. This nose is very enticing if not very complex. Nice balance.
A first impression somewhat austere but soon evolving into beautiful notes of barbecue, nice notes of dry peat and dark chocolate. Very nice balance, too.
The finish is lingering. It is also dominated by these ashen hints. Surprisingly complex this final, when neither the mouth nor the nose prepared us to this.
86/100

Bowmore

15 years old

Collection
W&M Cask Strength
Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
57,3 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask
sherry finish
Cask number
single cask 960005
Dates
Distil: 1996 Bottling: 2011
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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87/100
Bowmore Wilson & Morgan, 15 years
Personal Comment

Color: Amber
The nose is first above all discreet. It takes time for this whisky to reveal its qualities. After a few minutes of aeration, very nice notes appear delicately peated, gently mixed with distant echoes of chocolate. The whole is characterized by a surprising sweetness.
The taste is very balanced and very pleasant. While not very complex, but complete with beautifully peaty tastes pretty mixed with fruity notes. No discomfort due to the alcohol.
The finish is quite long, and just like the nose and mouth, the dominant impression is balance. It is fairly discreet and very subtle.
87/100


Bowmore

15 y.o, sherry finish

Collection
Barrel Selection, Cask Strength
Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
61,3 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Dates
Distil: 1998 Bottling: 2013
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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84/100
Personal Comment
Color: Gold
A very discreet nose first which ultimately emanate beautiful notes of dried fruit, followed by a subtle peat and a veil of smoke. Surprisingly no discomfort due to alcohol despite the higher rate. Another whisky that needs time to reveal itself, but after a few minutes of aeration, pleasant citrus notes appear.
This whisky is a not easy first, but if you have enough patience, a remarkable nose is offered.
The palate has a certain complexity centered around various peaty impressions, with some ripe fruit behind. Here too, no discomfort due to alcohol. Peat is discreet, not overwriting any other tastes. However, iwe feel a bit of deception ....
The finish is long and pleasant memories of peat continue to give pleasure for a few minutes.
84/100

Bowmore

22 years, 1992

Collection
Barrel Selection, 20yo & older
Age
22 years
Alcohol percentage
48,6 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask
sherry finish
Dates
Distil: 1990 Bottling: 2013
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82/100
Personal Comment
Color: Old Gold
The nose has a nice mix of sherry and discrete peat. Smoke and plum jam. It remains fairly quiet. After a few minutes, new scents are emerging. A nice slightly woody bitterness, dried fruit.
Mouth clearly lacks precision. An amalgam of tastes (sherry, peat, a discreet touch of citrus and peat again) give a rough impression of a distinct lack of balance, even if everything appears quite complex. This complexity does not, however, lead to pleasure.
The finish is of medium length and does nothing more.
82/100

Bowmore

21 years

Collection
The Maltman
Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Meadowside (The Maltman)
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79/100
Bowmore 21 Meadowside
Personal Comment

Colour: Straw
A relatively discreet nose which stand out, however, some fruity notes and some hints of yeast. The sea breeze and a little peat. All this just waiting to grow ...
The mouth is first rather discrete also. After a few moments of slightly fruity acids are added to a relatively bland first impression. Mouth rather plain.
The finish is quite long. An obvious lack of balance does not help matters.
79/100


Bowmore

16 y.o. Sherry finish

Collection
Barrel Selection
Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
56,6 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask
sherry finish
Dates
Distil: 1996 Bottling: 2012
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WDTS2013-03 87/100
Bowmore 16, Wilson Morgan
Personal Comment
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Savoureur
Appearance: yellow gold
Nose: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol after 10 minutes of breathing, different kinds of peat and smoke with farmy notes, extinguished campfire and smoked bacon, fruits (pineapple), fresh grains and slightly spicy (green tea)
Taste: medium to strong intensity, well integrated alcohol, different kinds of peat and smoke are back on the taste, a "dirty" note of burnt rubber and old grease is added
Finish: medium

91/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Jbrice
Nose: The first nose is off-putting. It smells strongly of gas, scraped match, sulfur. Thankfully it fades after a few minutes of aeration to make room for a heart of lovely red fruit. The power of alcohol is detected. In fact, I sense some dried fruit. I even almost seem to feel a bit of peat smoke in the background.

Palate: The palate is striking and concentrated. These are smoke flavorings and jam that are the most present.

Finish: long aromas of wood smoke and red fruit.

Comments: I love this kind of whisky. It would even have been better with more pronounced smoked flavor ... But it is still on top!
90/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Mars
Nose: Fruity, bakery, many different spices, mint, lemon, iodine. It's fresh also!

Palate: Peat, dry, powerful, lemon, green apple, iodine.

Final: peat, green apple, dry, slightly spicy. Gaining exoticism with breathing.

Comments: Peaty who discovers once swallowed the first sip (otherwise you do not feel peat).
More complex than my comments let seem. I loved it(maybe not to the point to buy a bottle, the price factor will be important).

90/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Whiskywardrobe
“Sherry and peat! Maybe a Bunna? Maybe Caol Ila? Not bad at all”
This dram has a copper-like color.

Nose (88): (5) more than average. honey, citrus, nuts, leather, peat. Looks like 15 to 18 years old.

Taste (89): powerful, oily. honey, citrus, nuts, peat, wood, smoke.

Finish (89): (5)longer than average. honey, peat, nuts.

89/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Arno
Nose: initially on stewed fruit, jam, quickly turns to a more woody register, softwood types (pine, juniper) and on peat, leather. Some spicy notes and an acid register which is good (sherry vinegar, blueberry, wood acid) and add a little spice, making everything nice. At aeration, more on fireplace, wood fire.
Palate: dry acid attack and then peat & conifers, herbs, wood & salt. More fruity (dried fruit, candied fruit) on the end extends into a nice smoked until the final.
Conclusion: beautiful expression of peat 'dry' register, with its rotating & fruity acids. Sherry cask? I love.
89/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Mapi
Clear copper color with green highlights

Nose: The nose opens with the sweetness of spices (cinnamon). Alcohol comes in a second time bringing with him what is special about the whisky: Smoke and streaky notes. This smoke finesse reminds me of smoked andouille de Vire.

Palate: Powerful. Alcohol first dominates before releasing the burnt and bacon notes discovered at the nose. The second part is creamy, almost oily. It is full with notes of sherry maturation with caramel and leather always subtended by the larded side.

Finish: medium long. The finish is powerfully aromatic, smoke gradually gives way to the sweetness.

Very nice whisky.
89/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de TTN
Nose: powerful and wealthy where we can detect many peat moss, humus, exhaust gases, accompanied by citrus (orange / lemon). It also distinguishes notes of rubber and paprika.
The palate is oily lemon, very farmy, salt and of course very peaty (the plant side of the peat).
The finish is good chocolate and salt length with the presence of orange peel.
A good peat and coastal bomb a Ledaig?
The more I tasted, the more I love ...
88/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Piazzolla
Nose: a bit restrained but seems quite complex, in any case melted. You have to go and get it. Mineral and fruity matrix. A veil of smoke. A hint of sherry.
Taste: quite sweet attack and smoke evolution on some fruity notes and burnt wood. Salt. A little spicy. Improved significantly in sandstone time to take a few reflections see exotic fruity (but it's still quiet!).
Finish: rather long and scalable over a drought, smoke, minerality. Also the salt.
Conclusion: Most likely an Islay in sherry cask (or so it is imitated!). An interesting version, but lacking a I do not know what to fully convince (perhaps a few more years in cask?).
87/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Singlemalt71
Nose: In the beginning, soft and warm. Beautiful sherry notes and nice fruitiness (red fruits). Some clearly wood tones and then sharp spiciness (nutmeg), which is becoming more prominent.

Taste: Very accessible, but also very spicy with some dark chocolate. After that some bitterness with a little bit of sweetness.

Finish: Long, spicy with light wood tones and tannins.

87/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Malt1972
Colour: chestnut oloroso sherry

Nose: farmy notes of horse stables intermingled with eucalyptus. Earthy tones as well. Cough Syrup. Hints of smoke. It's all very interesting.

Taste: hot and spicy. Quite stingy actually. Cloves and nutmeg. Ginger and paprika. But also rich oak with a strong menthol influence again. Sherry notes at the background.

Finish: medium long. The pepper develops in bitterness later on. Complex.

Comment: a interesting whisky with a very uncommon nose and palate. May be a little bit too hot and spicy for me.

87/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de RX21
Color: Amber
Nose:Cookies fruits, orange liquor
Mouth:Orange jam, cherries with spirit, balanced
Finish : Medium

87/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Dede
Colour: Pale Amber

Nose: Fresh, ranging from bitterness to acidity, something of a Tonic with a greener notes, vegetal bonus. Aeration makes it smooth, sweet, profile changes very significantly. Alcohol is still quite present.

Mouth: Powerful from the attack. Not unpleasant, but this is one deserves his drop of water. It's pretty sweet, plus a slightly soapy appearance, but nothing unpleasant, instead. Some raisins too. A little water soothes the burn of alcohol. This is actually sweet, almost syrupy, sticky palate, but with more a sense of excitement. Side flavors, tangy notes mix with raisins and a veil of smoke.

Final: Returning to a controlled bitterness, quite long.

Conclusion: Too heavy and sticky mouth for me.
85/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Jmputz
Color: Old gold
A nice nose marked by a slight peat mixed with ripe fruit. However, the nose is relatively monolithic, but rather balanced. A small sea air.
Mouth plunges us straight into the peat and smoke. Not very complex either, the mouth is marked by the power of the alcohol which is however not a problem.
The finish is long and warm, dominated by peat and marine character of the mouth.
84/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Jean-Michel
Colour: Chestnut, with red hues.
Nose: Nicely peated and sherried, with something winey. A claret or port finish? Quite some alcohol (56% ?), and some bark chips. Soft fruits emerge after a while, though difficult to pin down which one. Apricot jam? Grenadine syrup? Something quite unconventional, like in some wine finished peated Benriach. But who cares: I like it.
Mouth: Hot, peated, sherried, fruity, winey. And much sweeter than on the nose. Sweeter and saltier. Grows sootier and woodier after a while. Dry and sweet at the same time. With lots of organics. Strange.
Finish: Long, acrid, with quite some tannins, and strangely soapy, it leaves your mouth full of perfumed cold ashes, like after smoking a cigar dipped in lavender cologne water.
Comment: A quite unconventional peaty-sherry malt with a strange perfumy tang.

84/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Flonews
Color: sustained gold

Nose: quite expressive, with spicy and delicately smoky notes. Unaggressive, more sweet and heavy notes are discovered over time.

Palate: Surprising, on the wood then quickly roasted on hanging notes.

Final: On wood and vanilla. Astringent with bitter ends, but long enough

Pretty rough around the edges for me, but pleasant enough. Roasted side is surprising.
84/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Jeep
Nose: Quite closed. The nose is heavy, weighing: notes of sherry, and a lot of alcohol. A slight breeze is also present and refreshed all (hopefully).
Palate: Dissociated between an earthy peat, iodine and marine notes and a very sherry, too sweet.
Finish: Long. Saline, on marine algae and shellfish
Comment: Nose too closed, the mouth lacks of coherence and unity. Many things are there, but I do not hang
81/100

Bowmore

1989, Bourbon hoghshead

Age
22 years
Alcohol percentage
51,2 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 11004
Dates
Distil: 10-1989 Bottling: 10-2011
Bottle
22 of 238 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2012-03 87/100
Bowmore MOS 1989
Personal Comment
WDTS2012-03
Comment by ALouis
Colour: straw yellow
Nose: pretty peat and cold ashes, a little iodine, fresh fruit on citrus and slightly exotic.
In the bottom few notes sweet,
Taste: Nice and fine farm peat , fresh fruit on citrus and passion,
Some spices and honey in the background.
Finish: long on a scale peat, fruit and spice.
91/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Amor57
Peat serving. But it soon disappeared in favor of the mineral, mulled wine - cinnamon clove vanilla - and slightly fruity, much better. With aeration, the whisky on evolves on butter, currant jelly, the mineral is increasing, with strawberry puree, tomato juice. It is very pleasant, especially since aeration strengthens the fat and spices. On the palate start is soft and goes immediately on spices, clove head, mint. Then the green olive, smoked, nutmeg arrive. The finish is woody, in ashes and ends on the bitterness of licorice stick decorated with vanilla.
A magnificent whisky.
90/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Dede
Color: Gold
Nose: powerful and peaty, subtly medicinal aroma (cloves) combine beautifully with the fresh tangy lemon. The vanilla brings sweetness in the background, accompanied by pomegranate peel and green apple. Aeration reveals farm notes supplementing splendidly this table.
Palate: Lots of peat, oily, earthy, very bitter gentian, and still a touch of grenadine and lemon acidity on the bottom of vanilla sweetness. Very classic, and just as pleasant.
Finish: Long, peaty and very strongly marked by the bitter gentian before ending up on a hint of lemon.

Conclusion: A malt eyeing the Islay side, very classical but very very efficient. It reminds me of the Laphroaig 18yo OB, more powerful and less "technological".
90/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Blackmalt
NPeaty nose. A wave of fruity and savory flavors (candy? Flowers?). Perhaps the ripe banana. The nose reminds me of a well known Islay. Sort Caol Ila mixed with a Laphroaig. I affirm nothing, it's just in comparison of course. Because this side of sweet / fruity / floral (yes that's a lot, but hey ...) calls ... A little smoked fish? Maybe .. There is also a smell of bread just wet soap. Then the side of fruit instead of candy (?), which keeps returning. Damn, now! It smells of lavender this whisky ... Diluted cologne. Small bag that my grandmother put in her linen closet ...
Mouth very discrete attack and fresh. Ashy. Pity it's more "flat" than the nose ... Though not, it is not the same ... I still find this kind of sweet strawberry notes (Tagada)? No it must be something else ... Not easy to identify. Perhaps even the banana nose.
Moderately long finish. Ashy like the rest. Then too salty. Aroma of burnt grass, burnt paper on the edges.
See also, so ok it is fanciful, but a flavor of scramble eggs ...

Comment: I have taken time in this sample ... Too bad the bottle is empty! Good whisky overall. nothing really negative to say.
The nose is rich, alcohol does not attack at all. a good time.
89/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Alexandre
The nose is clear and sharp, on peat, wild herbs, cold ashes, citrus (lemon, orange) and marine influences. It makes a nice use of peat in the background, well integrated with other flavors. Aeration reveals the heady flowers, smoke and coffee.
Mouth, more powerful than the nose, is on medicinal peat, cold ashes and a beautiful farmhouse influences. Everything is well integrated and complex. Aeration highlights the cereal then citrus and salt mixed with peat. Some Viandox and algae also. A beautiful set.
The final, long, is on salt, farm flavors, peat and seaweed. It also has a bit of bitter chocolate and smoke.
In conclusion, a fine whisky to wich lacks a bit of precision.
89/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Savoureur
appearance: straw
nose: low to medium intensity (gets intenser while breathing), well integrated alcohol, raisins, furniture polish, malty sweetness, fruit flavored black tea, smoke and peat in the background
taste: medium to strong intensity, well integrated alcohol, based on peat and smoke but without dominating, antiseptic, sea air, fruity
finish: medium

Conclusion:
A beautiful whisky combining subtleness and complexity as well in the nose as in the taste
89/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Straw with light golden hues.

Nose: Very nice peat, farmy and bursting with sun fruits like I enjoy it. Stable, manure, oranges, lemons and lemon balm. Dusty and dirty. Freshly sheared sheep. Punchy, but not burning (we’re not far away from 60% !) I love it. Did they unearth another of these stunning Ardmore 1992 for us, once again?

Mouth: Much drier than expected. Else, all the ingredients of a fine farmy peaty malt are here. Ashes, soot, game, and lots of liquorice.

Finish: More coal now, and a hint of bitterness, like in a very strong tea.

Comment: If you like it peaty and farmy, this one’s for you. But careful: that malt’s not for sissies!

89/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: White wine, pale gold.
Nose: very first nose immediately charming, fruity, between yellow and red berry fruit, perhaps even exotic, pastry on the cake. Very round start, sharpens the nose to become sharper, sharper, clearer somehow. Then the potpourri, dried flowers. It then slides with notes of almond, pistachio, or green hazelnut. We guess also a little more pungent note, full of finesse, which reminds me of a very light and delicate woods. The fruity notes slipped to citrus, lemon yellow flesh.
Water weakens considerably the nose.
Taste: Like the nose, it starts on something very charming, both sweet and delicious and mouth grows and muscles, so to speak. On sugar fruity start, becoming spicier, spicy, but never interfere with the harmony and balance.
Again, water is very destructive.
Finale: The progression seen in the mouth continues to grow, and spices to coat a nice smoke and a little earthy peat. Also warm, and good length.
The addition of water, in addition to weakening the final, giving it a woody and soapy profile.

Comment: A very pleasant whisky, charming and quality. The water should be avoided.
89/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Jmputz
Color: Gold
The nose is first marked by peat. After a few moments _ delicate floral notes appear very subtly. Some seaspray. A pretty nose, nuanced and relatively unobtrusive.
The first attack is smooth, the mouth is more complex than the nose while maintaining his subtle and nuanced side. Cocoa, salt, smoke, flowers and fruit. But the notes of coffee, cocoa, peat clearly dominate.
A finish of great length. The notes of cocoa mouth prolong the pleasure for long minutes.
88/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Corbuso
Colour: Gold – old gold
Nose: On fine, subtle and delicate peaty notes with some farmy or meaty notes, some iodine and seaweeds.
Taste: Dry to very dry, peaty, aromatic, subtle, complex, with a slight bitterness and some tobacco smoke. The finish is medium to long, peaty, aromatic, with some heather, liquorice and tobacco smoke.
Impression: A nice subtle and fine whisky medium peated.

88/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by mapi
White wine color with gold highlights
Nose: The nose opens with tar and cold ashes. Then just a nice impression of pine tree sap and menthol.
Taste: The texture is rather oily. The aromas are those of candy "Sapin des Vosges". Then comes the sting of the alcohol that gives freshness and allows you to go to the final. A nice general structure.

Final: Final is fruity with lovely peach. It is long and delicate with beautiful fruit.
87/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Piazzolla
Very mineral nose, slightly peaty and iodized. Appetizing beautiful harmony through a complexity that is difficult to discriminate. Sweet butter crepe (crepe de Mars at the Witch!).
Mouth attack in line with the nose of minerality and smoke, then evolution of pleasant sweet notes (almond tart). A little dry anyway.
Moderately long final phase with the mouth and nose.
Conclusion A nice surprise. Balanced, unusual, surprising. One takes a real pleasure with this whisky. Not overly complex but honest and pleasant.
86/100
WDTS2012-03
Commentaire de Dagde
Colour: Pale gold
Nose: The alcohol seems well present. A bit of passion fruit and milk chocolate as well. A vegetal ambience in the kind of heather encompasses everything. A real cohesion in the nose. Adding water releases white fruit aromas still on slightly smoky notes.
Taste: Not timid, it coats the palate. heather is already far more limited - a little salt appears -. Dark chocolate is firmly at the helm. Of cereal notes accompanying smoke. Water soothes sweeter notes. Some signs of alcohol remaining in the mouth, but it's still light.
Final: Nice finish on dark chocolate with a hint of bitterness like chocolate milkshake. The aftertaste is more vegetal and frugal.

Comment: A powerful whisky but actually rather well done. The flavors keep well throughout the tasting with a medium finish successfully. The mouth is slightly below.
86/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Arno
Nose: a pretty peat, with smoke, wet earth, herbs, spices (pepper, cloves, turmeric, licorice ...). I found some lime, which arise with aeration. The set, though pleasant, is rather acid and pungent (lemon + spices).
Mouth: First, vegetable (zucchini) & herbaceous (thyme). Peat takes place then, with a little diluted bitumen, smoke, ash, rock, tobacco, salt and pepper. A light citrus, through spices which are marking the palate.
Final: on tire & leather, with floral accents (lilac?)
Conclusion: fairly monolithic in all, it lacks that 'little something' to liven up the whole, which had some potential. I felt that I could have loved it more (a little more age, patina? Some degrees ?).

86/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Roblanza
color: pale gold
nose: mild vanilla, sweets and fresh oak also some bananas
taste: soft velvety, sweet notes and some buttery waxyness, fresh wood, mildly firm and floral, sweet vanilla and (fresh) oak end the finish

85/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Bpoujol
Colour: pale gold.
Nose: quite soft. Shows very cold smoke. Light citrus. Dry, austere. Light notes of yellow fruit.
Mouth rather soft, peat vegetal. A bit simple.
Finish is rather long, very intense on the smoke.
A young Islay? Little originality.
84/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Mars
Nose: Earthy peat, lemon. With a little water, gain some strength, appearance of pepper and there is less peat.
Taste: Lemon, smoke. It's light.
Final: Orange, oily smoke, spicy. Average length. With a little water, it's gaining in length and appearance of anised notes. With aeration, also gains in length and it's more fruity.

Comments: It is well done even if it's not a style that I like. It is not complex at all and better with a little water and some spare time.

84/100
WDTS2012-03
Color: White Wine
Nose: Mineral, very light. Alcohol is not very present. Hints of medicinal herbs, fresh, very nice.
Taste: Warm, more complex than the nose but in the same line with some peppery notes (menthol pepper) that intensifies with a little water.

Final short, mineral.

82/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Jbrice
Nose: apricot jam, nuts, beer, a little mineral.
Taste: Powerful and woody. Bitterness in the aftertaste.
Final: Warm and long with hints of minerality.
82/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Malt1972
Colour: gold
Nosing: clean, grassy and grainy, floral, smoke?
Tasting: sharp, spicy, kind of exotic fruit, grape.
Finish: medium, peppery with some bigger grassiness

82/100

Bowmore

Single Malts of Scotland, 26 years

Collection
The Single Malts of Scotland
Age
26 years
Alcohol percentage
54,9 %
Bottler
The Whisky Exchange
Cask
Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 24372
Dates
Distil: 27/09/1985 Bottling: 27/04/2012
Bottle
225 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2012-06 82/100
Bowmore SMOS 26
Personal Comment
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Whiskywardrobe
Peat marvel! And with that color this can only be Octomore.
Lovely peat and citrus with some red fruits on palate.
And bottled at a very high strength. I want more!

91/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Alexandre
The nose is marked by a mob chased well controlled and ample. The maritime influence is clear with a little lemon. It also has a small side plant, with a bit of chocolate and coffee. This peat is really well used. With aeration, this beautiful nose transports us to a saline atmosphere, also with a little citrus. All with power and a remarkable mastery.

The mouth begins on dark chocolate and coffee, with a hint of excitement before pleasant sod farm and earth. Peat quickly turns to something more (too?) rocky and industrial. Citrus appear, reminding a sort of lemon soda without sugar. Water highlights the rocky side somewhat unpleasant. That's the only downside of this beautiful mouth.

The final, peaty, also iron and rocky. Long and warm, it also develops on dark chocolate and a slight fruitiness.

In conclusion, a very nice peaty whisky. Too bad that this rocky side is a little too pronounced for me.
90/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Singlemalt71
Nose: Pungent of fragrance and sweetish. After a while bourbon influences are clear in sight, what can be described as malty (cookie dough), vanilla and fruity. After even more time influences of toasted wood (smoky).
Taste: Direct pleasantly sweet and tingly, but also coastal tones (salty) and just like the smell also influences of toasted wood.
Finish: Long, with nice after taste of liquorice and some bitterness.

87/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Savoureur
appearance: clear Riesling
nose: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, peat, fine smoke (becomes more present after breathing), flavored tea, haribo sweets, cow stable
taste: medium to strong intensity, well integrated alcohol, smoke dominates the palate, the aromas of cow stable, fruit (apple) and tea come in addition
finish: medium

87/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Amor57
The first nose is mineral with cologne, violet. Then toast, light red fruit, jam greengage mingle their scents to give a very attractive set. With a little aeration arrive powerful spices, orange confit (unless it is the sweet orange marmalade) and a basket of fruit from all backgrounds. With more aeration whisky becomes vegetal on a return to first mineral notes. Approaching the glass to the mouth, one is taken by a peat which is confirmed after passing in the mouth. The attack is frank and sharp mixing peat, tannins, alcohol discreet. Retro-olfaction can feel the heated metal. The evolution is on clear notes of flint and a little salt. A final of a beautiful length, is first peaty and fruity. It turns off slowly spices and iodine.
Interesting and pleasant whisky.
87/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by mapi
Couleur paille avec reflets or
Le nez s'ouvre sur la fumée. celle-ci enveloppe des notes de fruits murs (pêche). L'alcool est présent mais ne gêne pas. Ensuite on passe sur des impressions de fleurs blanches avec par exemple l’odeur lourde du muguet.
La bouche propose une attaque tout en rondeur et en douceur. On est de nouveau sur les fleurs blanches avec cette fois ci des effluves de liseron. le whisky offre une belle structure et se développe ensuite sur la pêche de vigne. La dilution révèle une superbe note mentholée.
La finale est puissante. Elle propose néanmoins une certaine amertume qui vient troubler la chaleur de la rétro-olfaction.

Un whisky charmeur et très original
87/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Sebou007
Color: Gold
Nose: It starts with nice notes of roasted almonds. Smoke, rich peat. This is iodized and slightly lemony. A nice minty freshness. A little ripe mango. Ash, blond tobacco and a little white pepper.
Palate: This is powerful, with notes of tobacco and ash. Roasted almonds, hazelnut and chestnut. A slight bitterness, chiseled. A nice exotic fruitiness.
Finish: Long, warm, on peat and orange liqueur. Lasting, on roasted almonds. Very nice finish.

Conclusion: A nice dram, peaty and chiseled. Some exotism, dried fruits. Good choice for winter.

86/100
WDTS2012-06
Commentaire de Dagde
Nose: butter banana and salt (many) coats soft peat, marine, lemon. The nose is not very powerful but little raised with aeration (pulls on the pastry). However, it is still very pleasant.
Taste: A well-rounded peat and salt together with a little banana, a little lemon mineral (sparkling water with lemon) and a good dose of chocolate.
Finish: The finish is a little short on peat slightly lemony. Chocolate becomes evanescent while the salt explodes.

Comment: A Scotch rather bare but pleasant. Peat is a very well integrated and is in good agreement with sweet components. We regret by over-presence cons saline.
86/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Dede
Color: Gold
Nose: both marine (sea spray) and delicately floral (violet), and then develops a cloud of fine peat. Also the fruit (citrus), a tart touch . The whole is extremely nice.
Palate: frank, still a slight peat even more candid than the nose, lemon, iodine, a delicate floral violet touch , served by a great power and a smooth texture and pleasant.
Finish: Long and peaty, but still on the dry and fine peat. Violet is still too present.

Conclusion: A fairly refined peaty one, if not the most complex, has the good taste to be different from what we usually tastes. Violet, although present, but his tends to be too much present on the finish.
86/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: mineral, peaty with some fruit. The whole remains balanced and wise.
Palate: Fresh (mint), tobacco, at least peaty nose and more complex. Yeast. Canary melon. A little bright (not reduced?).
Finale: In line with the mouth long enough (like all peaty).
Conclusion: Composition with interesting complexity. Deserves some attention.
86/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: Pale gold.
Nose: medium expressive nose first, a little bitter, a bit grips, alcoholic hint, freshness, a bit vegetal. Some form of austerity. Softens and harmonizes with the time, a little fruit (exotic?).
Mouth: quite light in texture, it gains in power till it almost bites. Spices, fruits, honey pungency already received a little rough on the nose. Woodiness quite present but without going to excess. Peat also.
Finale: In the extension of the mouth, warm. The woodiness is gradually on slightly astringent ash.

Comment: A whisky with a certain character, a little too much to make it a daily dram, but without having enough complexity to make a whisky in a superior category.
85/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Roblanza
color: bright hay
nose: full sweetness, mildly perfumed, wood chips, apricot and almonds
taste: smooth, balanced vanilla with woody notes (nuts) the finish is more perfumed lots of floral notes

85/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Pale gold.
Nose : Light peat and fruit with a whiff of smoke. Quite elegant given the high ABV (55% ?). Subtle notes of vanilla and marshmallow. Given time, it opens up on lavender notes ala Bowmore 80’s, but that remain quite restraint. Freshly set-up offices. Wrapping plastic. Fresh putty.
Mouth: The lavender notes are huge now. I fear these kind of profiles, but I’ve tasted worse, I must admit. Once again, quite mellow given the high ABV. And pleasantly citrusy.
Finish: Gets soapier and smokier.
Comment: If you just can’t bear the Bowmore 80’s profile, just go your way. As far as I’m concerned, it’s far from being my cup of tea, but its sweetness and the great alcoholic balance is of some interest. Undoubtly.

85/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Flonews
Colour: Pale gold
Nose: Alcohol, hay and smoke. The next dominant is grass after aeration. Rather light and fresh.
Mouth: explosive, a cask strength certainly. Nose the aromas are contained in a fireworks of herbs raised by the cereal gradually becoming greedy. Smoke comes to its touch afterwards. At the stroke of the tasting, aromas of candy appear. Slight bitterness.
Finale: In the end, the grass gave way to cereal, all in a puff of smoke.
84/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Borg
Color: Pale / light gold
Nose:Strong alcohol, soap for the dishes (dreft), flowery, aniseed. Nice and energetic
Taste: smoky, malt, with still some of the soap hints, spicy

After: spicy burn, fades away slowly

83/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Jmputz
Color: Gold
The first nose is discreet. A slight peat and a light veil of smoke and spray and hints of heather. With a few minutes of aeration, the nose is more present.
Mouth immediately betrays Bowmore from the 90's. An initial attack on the violet perfume palace continue throughout the tasting. A shame, this violet. Behind the dominant few notes bitter-sweet mocha, green fruit.
  The memory of this violet haunting finale. It is fresh and of medium length.
83/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by ALouis
Color: straw yellow
Nose: fine and elegant, with notes of fruit, the almond paste, honey and hints of smoke in the background.
Mouth: less elegant than the nose but the original, with notes of bourbon ,rosewater, spices but also on the chemical aspect sweet and synthetic flavorings.
Finish: medium-dryer, as the mouth, too marked by the wood.
Comment: A whisky that needs aeration and oxidation in bottle which will be beneficial.
We feel that the fruit is not far but remained a little too long in the cask, or the cask was a bit too active.
82/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by RX21
Nose: Sea influence, plastic
Mouth: Platic hint, vegetable (artichoke), salt
Finish: salty, bitterness

81/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Corbuso
Colour: gold
Nose: Round, peaty, slightly farmy, floral, with some aromatic notes. Given time, it becomes cleaner, more peaty and youngish. Diluted, more on pears.
Taste: Soapy, peaty, floral, slightly aromatic, young, clean, dry, tarry to very tarry. Rather rough. Diluted, it falls apart. The finish is medium, peaty, very tarry, soapy, clean, on bitter floral and farmy notes.
Impression: A young, very peaty and tarry whisky, with rather strong floral and soapy notes. The flavour balance is rather disturbing and not to my liking.

71/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Wiski
C : Gold
N : The first nose is full on peat (very peaty) and mint (eucalyptus too). Ashy, it is also full on liquorice. Some herbal notes and floral notes (violets) develop with time. The nose is still very malty.
B : Very (too?) much on exotic fruit (lemons, grapefruit, pineapple) still with these floral notes which develop even more (violets again, lavanda, gentian), musc. Smoky in almost a fizzy way, fine. The bitterness of the lemon and the lemongrass appear also later on.
Smokier with water, but also spicier (cloves, white pepper especially). Still very floral, soapy.
F : Smoky and ashy, dry and peppery.

68/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Malt1972
Colour: old gold.
Nose: perfume and soap (Bowmore 80's style FWP!), Later on some smoky notes as well.
Tasting: this is very strange. Soap intermingled with peat! Harsh stuff, but also chewy. Some lemon at the background.
Finish: very long. The perfume stays in your mouth the whole night...

Comment: I never tasted something like this before. Is this a disastrous cask or just an experiment for the taste buds? Not really my cup of tea, though interesting to taste.

65/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Jbrice
Nose: violet to death! A little vanilla and peat hidden behind this wave of purple!
Mouth Oily, perfume. Lavender and violet.
Finish: Long
60/100

Bowmore

21 years old

Collection
Special Bottling
Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Silver Seal
Dates
Distil: 1898 Bottling: 2011
Bottle
154 of 565 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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WDTS2012-08 86/100
Bowmore 21 silver seal
Personal Comment
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Whiskywardrobe
Subtle peat, honey and vanilla... so much like Caol Ila... a bit earthy and coffee notes on palate. Love it. It just need 6% more of alcohol
90/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by ALouis
Color: white wine
Nose: nice peat mixed with marine notes on iodine and seaweed, a few almonds, lots of fresh fruit, especially on citrus, and a good dose of cereal in the background.
Palate: The peat is more discreet, it is more about fruits, citrus and slightly exotic.
A little iodine and some mineral notes.
It ends on cereals.
Well balanced and perfectly controlled alcohol.
Finish: long on marine notes and fruity / sweet
90/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Jmputz
Color: Pale yellow
The nose is pepper, peat, sea air and some citrus. The whole is balanced and has a nice complexity.
The first impression on the palate is very pleasant. Pretty contrasts between citrus which is now more obvious than at the nosing and still present peat. Then, all these notes remain pretty well represented, but unfortunately lacks punch. Here is a whisky that would have benefited from being bottled at cask strength.
It's a shame because we are dealing here with a very beautiful expression.
The finish is short and extends the impressions of the mouth where there is a gradient from the first few minutes. Nice pepper notes make their appearance here, recalling first impressions of the nose.
89/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by TTN
Very pale color is not the best omen.
Nose: No aggression. Beautiful combination of peat, citrus and pepper. Very maritim.
Taste: Lacks a little texture, but it develops aromas of cereal, peat, coal, pineapple shell.
Finish: rather long, balanced, peppermint, lemon and of course peat.

The first approach foreshadow a used cask ... it is not so! This malt deserves to linger long minutes.
89/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by RX21
Couleur: Straw
Nose: Iodine coastal feeling, seashell lemon and ashes
Mouth: Peat medicinal feeling and citrus
Finish: Long dryness and salt

88/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Borg
color: pale Yellow
Nose; nice balanced peat, sweetness, subtile, citrus(orange), some smoke behind
Taste: Peaty boost,than dryness, light fruit, oak.
Very refreshing spirit.
After: dry, smoky peat.

Good dram.

87/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Hoke
colour : Light yellow
Nose : smokiness , tar , an a little earthy
Taste : Peat smoke, very nice Islay
Finish : Not very long


Overall : nice Islay malt, very drinkable

87/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Dede
Color: Dry white wine
Nose: It starts with an interlacing of fruity and fine peat, with a hint of vanilla shading. It is then more acidic, but also marine, on the spray.
Mouth: it lacks a bit of power, but still beautifully made, with fine peat, some fruity (pear) and sour (lemon).
Finale: Relatively short, even if the peat is long on the palate.

Conclusion: A nice peaty malt, well balanced but lacking unfortunately too diluted to deliver its full potential.
87/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: white wine.
Nose first nose on a pungent peat and woodiness, precious wood, sandalwood, rosewood. Smoke also. Sweet notes of honey. Then the new leather, freshly waxed. Lemon yellow also sour marinade. Milk and cereal.
Water impoverishes the nose and makes it become mainly herbaceous and salty, although it remains peat lemon.
Palate: Oily on nuts, nut oil, and then takes over the woods without ever becoming unpleasant. Spices also. Found peat.
It borders on the dilution-dice the first drops of water.
Finale: In the wake of the mouth with smoke. Warm enough.
Water has the same effect as the end of the mouth.

Comment: A peaty maritime almost classic, but better, more complex and expressive. The water is unnecessary.
87/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Savoureur
appearance: Riesling
nose: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, peat, smoke (cold ashes), pears, marine freshness, peat and smoke dominate but do not overwhelm the other flavors
taste: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, flavors and distribution of aromas in line with the nose
finish: medium
Conclusion: A peated whisky that avoids the trap of "only" peat, pleasant to nose and to drink

87/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Jbrice
Nose, sniffing the tube, I feel especially fruit. Once in the glass, this is not the same thing. Many peat but manifesting as an Islay whisky at medium age (10-12 years). The nose is quite austere, direct. Marin, citric, peaty and smoky as we know they can do it in the south of the island. The second nose is of marzipan.
Mouth in perfect harmony with the nose. The mid-palate disappoints me slightly. Woody aftertaste and tangy.
Final: smoke some herbs and hints of minerality.

Comments: A beautiful young peaty malt. At this time of the year, I love even though there is no hint of complexity.
86/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Alexandre
The nose, discreet and refined, is on peat, salt and a bunch of citrus (lemon, orange). However it is highly concentrated. It also has a small marine influence, but it is more difficult to notice, given the lightness of the thing. Aeration does not move it.
The mouth is on hazelnut, always with a lightness. However, we quickly get a big oily peat much more powerful and dense, it is almost sticky. There are also tar, and some bitter oranges. Everything is quite pleasant, despite a certain austerity.
The average length final is smoke and tar. It is refined, with some farm fragrances. It also has peat and salt with aeration.

In conclusion, a good peated whisky, but suffers from a lack of depth and power.
86/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Malt1972
Colour: straw
Nosing: clean, citrus and fruity with a pleasant sweet smokiness. Floral notes as well.
Tasting: smoky, grassy and malty. Mint chocolate and peat. Not very complex, but mellow sweetness is all around.
Finish: not that long, thin, some spice but fades away fast.

Comment: nice Ardbeg-style citrus and sweetness. Dangerous whisky, because it's very drinkable!

86/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Amor57
The nose is dominated by peat, mineral. Burnt rubber vies with sea salt once dominated peat, bile and bitterness, star anise and wood arrive in the background. With aeration, peat is lighter, spices arrive but are difficult to identify, eucalyptus pointing the tip of his nose. On the palate is first marine before being peaty. There was no softness which is usual for peaty whiskies. And fruits, fish carpaccio and sea lemon zest emerge. The final ternary spices dominant peat, highlighted by the sea side.
85/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Singlemalt71
Nose: Clear smoky notes (peat), citrus and a little bit vanilla.
Taste: Again smoky tones, dry with a hint of sweetness (liquorice) at the end.
Finish: Medium long and spicy (pepper).

84/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Sebou007
Colour: Straw
Nose: nice notes of smoke, peat, candied lemon salt. Nice roundness with salted butter. A little white pepper. I do not find him that coastal side (iodine, seaweed) but well peated whisky.
Taste: A very pretty palate, with lemon juice, peat, ash and smoke. It is however quite watery (too much in my opinion). A bit of licorice.
Finale: Average, peat and liquorice.

Conclusion: A rather well done whisky, for fans of oily peat. Not very complex, but it serves its purpose. Mouth deserved a few more degrees to make it a very good dram.

84/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Roblanza
color: wet hay
nose: vanilla, fresh wood, citrus fruits and sour sweets
taste: very mild, vanilla, slightly floral, apricots and bananas, the finish is short with a spicy note, very clean

84/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Wiski
Colour: Pale gold.
Nose: The nose is immediately very peaty and smoky. The nose develops hints of black pepper, charcoal and soot. The nose is fresh on marine notes, herbs and iodine (seaweed).
Palate: The palate is very fruity (exotic fruits especially citrus, grapefruit), lemongrass, very gentle with this elegant peat and vanilla. Gaining power gradually, to finally become pepper and butternut and drier after a good soft mouth.
Final: On ash, pepper as well as softer notes of vanilla fat.
84/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: White wine.
Nose: Peaty and coastal. Briny. Salty. And soooo light! Nice and easy peat. Over-diluted lemon squash, and some vanilla. Simple but nice.
Mouth: Yes. Light and peaty it is. Light, but not weak. Very simple and uncomplicated, but avoids the flaws usually found in young whiskies. Despite the low ABV (43% ?), mouthfeel is good. Creamy. Like eating a smoked (!) square of white chocolate while drinking a glass of ginger ale.
Finish: The cold ashes remain for long in your mouth.
Comment: I’ve never thought of peaty malts being able to be good companions for the aperitif. Well… This one could do the trick, even if it remains a bit simple to expect scoring higher.

81/100
WDTS2012-08
Commentaire de Dagde
Nose: Attack is on the burnt plastic with very sweet notes in the background. Unfortunately it's all about candy (some ultra-ripe banana and a hint of lemon) scent making it quickly disgusting. A little aeration makes the nose rather fat and less aggressive. In any case, far too bland and a bit boring.
Palate: The texture is very soft with a very frank peat (industrial and vegetal at the same time) with a hint of dark chocolate, malt and sugar candy yet. Nothing extraordinary in this smoke that invades everything. This is not really unpleasant (in the mouth, the palate is lined) but it is indistinct and artificial. Indeed, all the peripheral notes are evanescent and follow the wave phenomenon in the mouth.
Finale: With quite a honest length, it continues the main line of thisdram, but releasing a few more flavors (malt survives better). The aftertaste returns on peat.
Comment: A real peaty one not seeking precision, subtlety but merely a very respectable texture for far result too a sweet final result. Even the mouth notes seem a bit artificial : This is a little flat ready peat.
81/100

Bowmore

Le Gus 't selection 1, 1999

Collection
Le Gus't
Age
13 years
Alcohol percentage
56,5 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask number
single cask 800293
Dates
Distil: 06/09/1999 Bottling: 04/03/2013
Bottle
203 of 236 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 88/100
Bowmore 1999 le gust
Personal Comment
Color: white wine
Here is a Bowmore that needs time to open. A first rather spirity nose and frankly quite discreet for the rest.
After a few minutes in the glass, he finally begins to reveal its charms.
Pretty notes of ash, some hints of undergrowth, a little smoke and tobacco.
Alcohol is present, even if now there absolutely no discomfort.
In the mouth we have immediately a fireworks of tastes. Alcohol is very present but well integrated. Here's a whisky for cask strength fans. It contains licorice, some peat, and licorice again. The sea side is undeniable. The fleeting impressions of fish barbecue. Salty, of course ...
The finish is long, complex and extremely nicely balanced and licorice seem to dominate here.
88/100

Bowmore not in collection

Bowmore

Maltmen's selection 1995-2008

Age
13 years
Alcohol percentage
54,6 %
Bottler
Officiel
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BT2010 88/100
see:BT2010
Personal Comment

Bowmore

Cask Collection, 16 yo

Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
53,8 %
Bottler
Dewar Rattray
Cask
refill sherry
Cask number
1092
Dates
Distil: 18-2-1989 Bottling: 05-04-2005
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BT2005 0/100
see:See tasting notes:BT2005
Personal Comment

Bowmore

14 years

Collection
Authentic Collection
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
56,1 %
Bottler
Cadenhead
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Dates
Distil: 1991 Bottling: 06-2006
Bottle
294 btls
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BT2008 0/100
BT2008
Personal Comment

Bowmore

7 years

Age
7 years
Alcohol percentage
59,8 %
Bottler
Coepernicker Whiskyherbst
Cask number
single cask 800427
Dates
Distil: 11/12/2002 Bottling: 23/8/2010
Bottle
260 btls
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88/100
Bowmore copernicker whiskyherbst 7
Personal Comment
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Bright straw, light greenish.
Nose: Old school. Like some peaty northern highlander might taste in my fantasy from what I read in descriptions of Brora (I tried once a dram of the Diageo Bottling and was rather disappointed). This is a beautiful and very complex nose anyway: Nifty peat, powerful smoke, hefty oakwood. Soft spices, cooked porridge with cinamon. Also soft floral notes like wet grass and brown leaves in an autumn forest. The alcohol not too dominating but for sure nearly 60% cannot be denied anyway.
Taste: Old school. Somewhat similar to the “Traditional Bottling” of Glenmorangie or a peaty Campbeltown. Very robust but fine and well drinkable without water. Spiced porridge with dark clouds of smoke. With water more chemical notes but those are combined well with raw vegetables and fine soup herbs like parsley, dill and lovage (in German they say Liebstöckel or Maggikraut) but there’s also brown sugar and beet syrup.
Finish: Old school... Long and very enjoyable for every peat lover. Milked mocca combined with vegetable stew mixing with smoke. A nice bitter note lingering on and on.
Conclusion: This is a Bowmore I enjoy very much unlike the regular expressions which I always found too perfumed and heavily sherried. Here you can enjoy a Bowmore how it might have tasted long time ago.
Date: 28. February 2011
Price in Germany: 39 Euro (bought on Cöpenicker Whisky-Herbst in 2010 )
88/100

Bowmore

17 years old

Collection
Hand written label
Age
17 years
Alcohol percentage
53,7 %
Bottler
Thosop
Cask
Bourbon
Cask number
single cask 477
Dates
Distil: 1993 Bottling: 2010
Bottle
198 btls
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Forum 87/100
Personal Comment

Bowmore

Old Malt Cask 1982

Collection
Old malt cask
Age
20 years
Alcohol percentage
50 %
Bottler
Douglas Laing
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88/100
Personal Comment

Bowmore

12 years old

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Hart Brothers
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87/100
Bowmore Hart Brothers 12
Personal Comment

Bowmore

1963-1989

Age
26 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Hart Brothers
Dates
Distil: 1963 Bottling: 1989
links & average quote
92/100
Personal Comment

Bowmore

3.121 Refined Barley Gold

Age
17 years
Alcohol percentage
56,9 %
Bottler
Scotch Single Malt Society
Dates
Distil: 1989 Bottling: 2006
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
links & average quote
86/100
Bowmore SMWS
Personal Comment

Bowmore

Very Cloudy 2000-2008

Age
8 years
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask
Bourbon barrel
Dates
Distil: 2000 Bottling: 2008
Particularity
(C#800087+89)
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78/100
Personal Comment

Bowmore

Tempest

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
56,3 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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85/100
Bowmore Tempest
Personal Comment

Bowmore

Tempest Batch 2

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
56 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
First fill bourbon
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Forum 85/100
Bowmore Tempest B2
Personal Comment

Bowmore

36 years, 1966-2002

Collection
Peerless
Age
36 years
Alcohol percentage
43,3 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
Cask number
single cask 3306
Dates
Distil: 1966 Bottling: 2002
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 93/100
Personal Comment

Bowmore

2002-2009

Age
7 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Berry Bros and Rudd
Particularity
(casks #20139/20140)
links & average quote
83/100
Personal Comment

Bowmore

1995-2010

Collection
The Nectar of Daily Drams
Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Bresser&Timmer / The Nectar
Cask
Oloroso butt
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89/100
Personal Comment

Bowmore

1995, Amazing

Collection
Amazing Casks
Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
56,4 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Bourbon barrel
Cask number
single cask 177
Dates
Distil: 25-05-1995 Bottling: 10-9-2010
Bottle
222 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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89/100
Bowmore 1995 Amazing MoS
Personal Comment

Bowmore

15 years, for Nantes Whisky CLub

Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
51,8 %
Bottler
The Whisky Agency
Cask
Oloroso
Dates
Distil: 1995 Bottling: 2010
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 89/100
Personal Comment

Bowmore

2001-2012

Collection
The Exclusive Malts
Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
56,2 %
Bottler
The Creative Whisky Company
Cask
PX finish
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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83/100
Personal Comment

Bowmore

1993-2010

Collection
The Perfect Dram
Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
53,8 %
Bottler
The Whisky Agency
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Dates
Distil: 1983 Bottling: 2010
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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90/100
Personal Comment

Bowmore

Tempest Batch 3

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
55,6 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 2001 Bottling: 2011
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 87/100
Bowmore tempest 3r edition
Personal Comment

Bowmore

Sherry hogshead 1995

Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
56,8 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask number
single cask 12018
Dates
Distil: 05/1995 Bottling: 04/2012
Bottle
225 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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90/100
Bowmore 16 MOS
Personal Comment

Bowmore

100 degrees Proof

Collection
Travel Retail
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
57,1 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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87/100
Bowmore 100 proof
Personal Comment

Bowmore

Tempest Batch 1

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
55,3 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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88/100
Personal Comment

Bowmore

Laimrig, batch 3

Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
53,7 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
sherry cask finish
Bottle
18000 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 88/100
Personal Comment

Bowmore

2002 Very Cloudy

Collection
Very Cloudy
Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Signatory
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Forum 82/100
Personal Comment

Bowmore

33 years, 1969

Collection
Peerless
Age
33 years
Alcohol percentage
42,5 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
Cask number
single cask 8085
Dates
Distil: 11-1969 Bottling: 03-2003
Bottle
238 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 90/100
Personal Comment

Bowmore

Springtide

Collection
Travel Retail
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
54,9 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
First fill Oloroso casks
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 88/100
Bowmore Springtide
Personal Comment

Bowmore

1997, "It's only single malt (but I like it)"

Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
53,8 %
Bottler
The Whiskyman
Dates
Distil: 1997 Bottling: 2012
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 83/100
Personal Comment

Bowmore

1989-2011

Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
48,1 %
Bottler
The Nectar
Dates
Distil: 1989 Bottling: 2011
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 87/100
Personal Comment

Bowmore

Spirits of the sea 2002

Collection
for Ambrosius whisky club (Koksijde)
Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
60,7 %
Bottler
Dewar Rattray
Dates
Distil: 2002 Bottling: 2012
Bottle
109 of 119 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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74/100
Bowmore spitits of the sea
Personal Comment

Bowmore

1970-2010

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
51,5 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask
Oloroso sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 4686
Dates
Distil: 1970 Bottling: 2010
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 92/100
Personal Comment

Bowmore

2001-2012

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
58,2 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Dates
Distil: 2001 Bottling: 2012
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
links & average quote
Forum 86/100
Personal Comment

Bowmore

Images of Islay Round church of Bowmore

Collection
Images
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
53,2 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Dates
Distil: 1995 Bottling: 2013
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 87/100
Personal Comment

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