Bowmore 1997 DR

Overall rating
88.75/100
votes
4
Whiskybase ID
WB101537
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Vintage
03.04.1997
Bottled
21.03.2012
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
900012 (part)
Number of bottles
307
Strength
59.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060056921334
Added on
02 oct 2017 11:14 am by Jukka Sammalvuo
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 66.03

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Whisky reviews for Bowmore 1997 DR

One user has left a review for this whisky. Average rating is 88.75 points.

  1. the_muskox scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Notes: Bizarre, interesting, and really, really tasty. A tea-bomb? Seriously, loads of teas: green, black, chai, rooibos, lapsang, the whole crew. Plenty of character and complexity, all packaged in a lovely oily texture. I’ll note that the best of this whisky came out after I had semi-accidentally let it rest covered for like two and a half hours.
    It’s a damn shame that Bowmore can’t put their OBs together like this.

    Nose: Musty old-basement funk sitting on top of floral and fruit sweetness. Citrus, pear, apple cider vinegar, strawberry, dried mango, and some kind off exotic green fruit that I can’t quite place. Clover honey, maple syrup, and barley sugar. Burning pine trees, sweet roasted pork, and a distinct flavor of thyme. Slightly farmy as well. Somewhat Port-Charlotte-like, actually.

    Palate: Thick, oily texture. Sweet wood sugars and ginger up front, followed by salty, foresty, resinous smoke. Loads of grassy, nutty green tea throughout the palate. It develops to tar, earth, pine, peat smoke, and fragrant black pepper. Some cinnamon-spiced baked apples and rooibos tea are in there too. Honey, flowers, herbs, and dried apricots towards the back, as well as rotten wood and star anise.

    Finish: Long and resinous. More of that farmy, musty funk, as well as wood-fired oven, green tea, hay, star anise, mustard (?!), and orange. Some lapsang souchong to round out the tea notes. Herbs, brine, and cooked vegetables. Riiiiiiiiicolaaaaaaaaaa!

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