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Bowmore 25-year-old

Overall rating
88.32/100
votes
78
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
American Bourbon Casks & Spanish Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 Aug 2017 11:55 am by Astrid
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 288,79

27 × in wishlist

78 × member ratings

108 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 25-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.32 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2018] I had this dram during a Jim McEwan tasting in Bonn and it was distilled shortly after he left this very fine distillery...

    ...and it is a weak 25-years old Bowmore. All previous editions I tasted so far were clearly better, so I advice to rather go for these at auctions than to buy this pricey bottle.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The colour is russetmuscat and the nose offers a rather shy profile for a 25-years old Bowmore. Yes, it shows the typical fruity and peaty aromas but usually they are much stronger and more complex. This is a little disappointing...
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is less fruity than I hoped for but shows more bitter-peaty flavours than usual (campfire smoke). It is very sweet mainly on sugars and neither complex nor impressive. A rather weak taste given its price tag! Water is not needed as it just flattens the dram.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The initial mouthfeel is warming but not realy coating with a drying-bitter moment that is somewhat distracting (bitter tea, metals). The finish is short and adds no new impressions. It gets bitter-astringent towards the end, again.

  2. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    21 20 21 21 83

  3. MrYens scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  4. Deloti scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    In the nose I find quite nice and interesting, but in the mouth lacks intensity and consistency, unfortunately a bit thin
    • Nose
      89 89
      starts fresh with ripe yellow fruit, passion fruit, mango, light acid, pleasant well integrated smoke, very creamy, a breeze of mint, if you warm it, then the age comes through better, spicy, oak, wax, some tobacco, with the smoke, in the nose the ex-bourbon is clearer than the sherry
    • Taste
      85 85
      Slightly thin and watery, sweet, yellow fruit, oak, light smoke, vanilla, overall quite sweet and light and nothing special that the rudder could tear around again
    • Finish
      85 85
      behind the fruit are more clear and are better festzumachen, it is more in the tropical direction with passion fruit, the smoke settles on the palate

  6. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

  7. ARDBERG scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A bit dissappointing.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    So in my opinion must be a smoky whisky: the smoke is present and clearly noticeable, without dominantly beat all other flavors. In addition, the alcohol perfectly completes the overall impression without burning or being too weak. A great balanced, complex, tasty whisky.
    • Nose
      Sure, right at the beginning smoke. Then sweetness, malt, caramel, oak, overripe apple, later grapefruit and vanilla. Coffee. The smoke is present all the time without covering the other flavors.
    • Taste
      sweet malt, increasing smoke and ashes. The alcohol is almost perfectly integrated.
    • Finish
      Also in the long finish the smoke, malt and distinct oak, but hardly bitterness. Citrus fruit. Leaves a creamy mouthfeel.

  9. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      87 87

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