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Overall rating
87.25/100
votes
42
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
2003
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Strength
55.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Sep 2017 7:05 pm by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 81,99

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72 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 2003 CA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.25 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Peat, sweet lime and tangerine. With water a smell of cotton.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Peat, orange zest, biscuits, grass and a little wine gum. Water releases almond and cotton.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Peat, vanilla sugar, lime, tangerine, tea and dark chocolate.

  2. Malinois scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It seams to me this is the crossover from the '90s peanutstyle to the new 2000's fruity style. I would say 30/70. There is fruit, but wat restricted.
    I like more the citrus/yellow fruit style from the '90s. (The peanut style I don't like)

  3. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    Smoky, iodine, cream, vanilla, rather sweet, fruity, bananas - not bad but too dessert like

  5. Gaija scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very very coastal dram indeed, and a good one at that, toO bad the first few seconds on the tongue are such a disaster. Am I the only one ? I swear the glass was clean and the pour came straight out of the bottle, no sample involved. Well ...
    • Nose
      (Festival notes) Shy and not very peaty per se, rather on subtle beach-y aromas, with hessian and smoked trout, then a big and unexpected spicy burst arrives : safran, curry, fennel. White vermout ? Intriguing, and extremely fish-y, this really smells like cod actually.
    • Taste
      Daaamn, the arrival is totally unbalanced sadly. For a few seconds this feels in my mouth like a mix of bleach, soap and ether, totally flawed. Which is a shame because a few seconds later it suddenly calms down on a much better profile, very fish-like again. Haven't had anything that tasted more like (various kinds and preparations of) fish, very interesting in that regard.
    • Finish
      Licking pebbles and salty hemp ropes.

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