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Bowmore 27-year-old

Overall rating
90.79/100
votes
234
Whiskybase ID
WB113760
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Vintner's Trilogy - Port Cask
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Barrels & Port Wine Pipes
Strength
48.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L182106
Barcode
5010496004807
Added on
19 Jun 2018 8:02 pm by Docmacwhisky
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 453.40

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234 × member ratings

505 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 27-year-old

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.79 points

  1. Moses scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Just like the 26! An extremely high quality single malt. Immediately you feel more than usual. That is exactly the attraction of this hobby: "Finding the unicorn in the forest" A port cask dream in the finest amber / mahogany color. It is immediately clear from the nose ... something special!
    • Nose
      How should you describe that. The finest tobacco leaves in elegant leather bags, hung in a spice chamber right next to the smokehouse. As soon as this whole world of spices is crumbled, the fruit notes come through in the finest balance, which are then deliciously served on a chocolate berry compote and provoke the first sip. You could smell forever but the first sip is very imposing.
    • Taste
      The palate delivers exactly what the nose promised. It starts full and spicy with earthy, sweet and salty notes. A special kind of oral experience. Immediately everything is underlaid with dark fruitiness and in between there is a hint of rose water dancing in front of your nose, but not perfume-heavy. Everything works in perfect harmony. “The unicorn“… I've got it. Now the thought comes up:
      “As with the Glengoyne25” ... no matter what it costs, it has to be.
    • Finish
      Medium to long and yes, ... there happens what doesn't happen every day. We carefully take the tobacco leather bags from the hook and leave the spice chamber. A freshly poured berry juice is still standing by the smokehouse. Of course we still empty it and today we are definitely one of the happiest people to fall asleep. I am anyway. ;)

  2. Archer scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    What a fantastic whisky. The nose is so awesome, you do not want to stop sniffing. Very nice, too, that the nose does not jump in the face, but wants to be discovered.
    • Nose
      93 93
      If "elegant" was not such a preposterous and stereotypical description, you could call it the first impression you get. Very closely interwoven flavors that deliver a coherent overall picture and can be separated only slowly. Spicy smoke, very concise for 27 years. Old creaky leather, cooled pipe smoke. Very spicy with pepper, nutmeg, cloves, bay leaves and a pinch of curry spice. Candied cherries and raisins as a fruity base, served with milk chocolate and marzipan bread.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Creamy-spicy start with fruit sweet taste (raspberry). The spicy smoke creates its intensity on the tongue, it has a cooling and mentholig. Peppermint. Will dry quickly. Lavender flowers, old oak planks, leather, tobacco, dark chocolate, but the fruit note as a constant companion, so that it is not too dark or tart. Caramel and soft toffee. The lavender note becomes more intense over time, without being obtrusive.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium to long finish, dry. The smoke is still there, lavender and raspberry syrup in a beautiful combination with leather and tobacco notes.

  3. JoshNRW scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      A lot of warmth, roundness, still too closed and a little too much alcohol in the blender glass.
      After 20 minutes he opens it, smoke, fruit comes out, but rather sweet, no mistake to smell, except for the light alcohol, which is minimally perceived.
      I want to bite into it, a malt to smell, how you love it as a connoisseur and how you want it. Dark syrup cake, minimal menthol.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Wow, warm and dry, round, high-quality sweetness, 2 drops of water and there is no more alcohol, only round, ripe enjoyment, if there is bitterness, then only minimally at the end.
    • Finish
      91 91
      That's why you drink malts

  4. WSP scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Joins seamlessly into the previously tried older Port Bowmore. They were all kissed a little bit by the violet, which does not bother me in the station wagon. Line up for me between the 18yo Manzanilla and the 26yo French Oak, where he then can not keep up with the manzanilla at the PLV.
    • Nose
      Pickled cherries, but also creamy, with vanilla, clear smoke, for Bowmore with 27 years of aging surprisingly much, slightly damp tobacco, oak comes through, chocolate, not very bright whole milk, but not dark, pepper, slightly greasy, after the first sip something fresher, lighter, a bit bubbly
    • Taste
      creamy, which is a fruity start, there are clearly violets, but not too intense to be unpleasant, vanilla, very creamy, ashy pleasant smoke, cherry, effervescent, light acidity, slightly bitter oak, then gradually more through .
    • Finish
      Above all lies the veil of smoke, fruity, fruit-bowl, dark, slightly bitter; on the second sip the violet lingers into the echo, quite stubbornly, long-lasting

  6. LordIslay scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A Bowmore 27Y for around 350 € is relatively inexpensive these days.
    Overall, it's worth it, but there are cheaper malts that can easily take on the 27 Bowmore.
    All in all, a very noble part in the mouth and in the finish! The nose gets better with every glass, it was a bit slack in the beginning.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. LeChiffre scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful port barrel maturation. Like the 26y French Oak in the range, it is a wonderfully successful malt, but I like the 26y even better.
    • Nose
      92 92
      noticeable smoke note; moist tobacco; Leather; delicate fruit notes; Cherries; Berries; slightly earthy notes; Chocolate; Spices; Wood notes
    • Taste
      91 91
      creamy mouthfeel; earthy; sweet and spicy; salty; slightly ashy smoke; complex fruit notes; Cherries; some leather; Tobacco; subtle bitterness towards the finish
    • Finish
      90 90
      spicy; sweet and fruity; Leather; Tobacco; tart oak; smoke

  8. Saftkenner scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A delicious whisky for special occasions, on which I particularly appreciate its long and wonderful finish. Pour half an hour before enjoying!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very delicate smoke, vanilla, leather, cherries, plums, a hint of lemon and passion fruit, oak spice.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Tender smoke. Nice and sparkling start. Then very oily and soft in the mouth. Christmas spiced tea with a dash of dark red grape juice. Plums, marzipan, pipe tobacco.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long finish. Wonderful oak spice with very light smoke and plum in Madeira. Long after swallowing, you can still find delicious and oily droplets in the corners of your mouth with your tongue.

  9. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      initially a little smoke, fruity components, slightly tickling in the nose with a hint of menthol. Takes some time and care. :)
      A while later: now it appears very harmonious with many interwoven aromas, smoke and spices (trace of pepper). Somewhat syrupy, sweet and spicy, a hint of lavender. + H2O: a little fruity and elegant in appearance.
    • Taste
      90 90
      easy onset, somewhat smoky and spicy, a hint of flowery, warm notes of different woods, a little citrus, spices, here also a bit syrupy, hint of barrel and coffee, dry fruit, sweet and tart, a little perfumed and a little spicy.
    • Finish
      89 89
      initially tart and smoky, some oak and fruitiness, a little herbal, later with a hint of lavender, dark chocolate and a little bit of light malty.

  10. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasty - great nose - beautiful density and does not drown in the port - price is still too high in terms of enjoyment
    • Nose
      91 91
      floral, BBQ sauce, honey, dried figs, tobacco, cherry marmalade, florena cream, wax, violets
    • Taste
      89 89
      spicy fruity - very nice blend of tobacco and complex fruit, compote, jam - tingles like orange flavor on the palate, ginger, cumin, curry, cinnamon, sage
    • Finish
      89 89
      long and sweet fruity - slight bitterness

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