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Overall rating
89.60/100
votes
32
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Vintage
15.07.1991
Bottled
30.06.2009
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
2059
Number of bottles
340
Strength
58.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Alba import
Added on
31 Aug 2009 9:37 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 75,00

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1991 DR

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.60 points

  1. schero scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Blindtasting Tip: Sherry Keg, 18 years, 43% Resolution: I would not have touched on a smoky one. Great whisky!
    • Nose
      Thick sherry aromas, raisins, prunes, furniture polish, thick chocolate sauce, damp wood, wet tobacco, cocoa
    • Taste
      Beautiful smooth start with a lot of sherry and some oak, chocolate, raisins, very creamy, slightly peppery on the tip of the tongue, nice and pleasant warmth in the mouth
    • Finish
      Great chocolate finish, barely bitterness, raisins, beautiful spice, long finish

  2. Furtia scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      76 76

  3. alectron scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Interesting, but rather disgusting. = ~65 points

    After some contact with air (+30 mins) the wood taste becomes less 'rotten' and the sulphuric notes integrate better into the sweeter notes that are now coming through (Butter Scotch/Fudge, Gooseberry ?, mint ?), but some of the sulphuric tar & bitumen are still there, which I simply don't find pleasant.
    Dark brown/black.
    Edit - I'd love to hear/read what people who rated it around 90 have to say about this! I just looked at some other tasting notes that describe this as tasting like 'old motor oil', which somewhat fits... although for them it was a positive attribute, whereas for me it would be negative.

    Edit: Funny one this is indeed. Generally the above is still true, but, on 2 occasions, I actually liked this, which was always in very heavy sherry whisky tastings, it seems for me the palate has to adjust to a bit of sulphur before for this to be not overly dirty, tar-y & sulphured.
    • Nose
      1st - tarred cloth/textiles +, rotten wood +, heavy sherry o, sulphur/matches o, leather -. Later (after +30 mins in glass) - dried plums, wood less 'rotten', rosemary ?,
    • Taste
      more tar/bitumen, rotten wood, some raisins in the background. Later (after +30 mins in glass) - Butter Scotch/Fudge, Gooseberry ?, mint ?
    • Finish
      tar/bitumen turning into smoke and some bitter notes come up.
      Later (after +30 mins in glass) - most of the bitter notes have turned sweet, wood a lot more pleasant. Tar & bitumen less upfront but still there.

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