Bowmore 27-year-old

Overall rating
90.75/100
votes
263
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

€ 837.77

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Whisky reviews for Bowmore 27-year-old

32 users have left 34 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.75 points.

  1. zzqfyl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    An old Bowmore from the picture book. The nose picks me up brutally. Somewhere between barbecue, mulled wine, spice market and Irish moss...crazy shit. In the mouth then more Islay vibes - and I think I can also perceive the famous violets here. Then remains quite stable in the finish. The highlight remains the nosing.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Whiskywiseguy scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Smokey, tobacco, berries
    • Taste
      Peaches, toffee, chocolate
    • Finish
      Sweet, tangy

  4. Malthead19 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    COLOR: amber / ruby red

    - definitely a representative of the Champions League
    - very intense, voluminous mouthfeel
    - very powerful and strong in taste
    - unlike the 26 year old (not so filigree, fruity) more
    heavy, intense, dark chocolate and coffee
    dominate the aroma
    - for about 400 € an extreme price, but you can also make a very complex malt
    • Nose
      very fruity, very subtle, harmonious, blueberries, dark chocolate, oak, old wood, no smoke
    • Taste
      Very intense voluminous start with a lot of character, develops extremely in the mouth, oak, cocoa, dark chocolate, then spice follows and at the end it becomes bitter and there is a little smoke
    • Finish
      long complex finish;
      very long strong dry aftertaste

  5. schengel10 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    An intense, massive, heavy and wonderfully old single malt that wonderfully reflects the long partial maturation (14 years) in port wine barrels! Definitely the "Champions League" a top malt!
    [Color:] = ruby red;
    • Nose
      fruity, harmonious, blueberries, dark chocolate, old wood, oak, no smoke;
    • Taste
      intense, full, spicy, evolving start, heavy oily body, cocoa, dark chocolate, spices, also salt, spicy oak, fine smoky aromas, extremely complex;
    • Finish
      long, spicy finish, dark chocolate, fine smoke, quite dry aftertaste;

  6. Funtik scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    22.5 22.5 22.5 22.5

  7. 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

  8. Islaywolf scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The Bowmore 27 is of course very good.
    But I drank better single paints whisky for less money.
    Still very good 90 points from me
    • Nose
      89 89
      Leather, some earth, spices
      Has to breathe a little before it really unfolds!
    • Taste
      90 90
      A little smoke, dark fruits, alcohol just right, with a higher temperature even more intense.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Very round and intense.
      Spicy and good.

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    This has a full on nose but there is a rubber note that smells like a bicycle inner tube that spoils the party a little.
    This is far to woody, it is like licking a plank of wood, the Sherry is on the bitter side.
    The fruit is of the sour plum variety.
    I have no idea how something this bland can command a £300 asking price, it is worth £50 tops from a drinking perspective and that is being generous.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. ezioaudit scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  13. JeanChan scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  14. Mapl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  15. Islay1815 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

  16. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  17. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. Islay1815 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Bowmore 27 Year Old is the final whisky of the trilogy. This liquid is double matured, having been aged for 13 years in ex-bourbon barrels before being transferred into port pipes for a further 14 years, resulting in a deep mahogany colour. The combination of ex-bourbon and port casks has created a unique Bowmore expression that showcases the rich flavour Bowmore is famous for in a completely new way.

  21. 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. ;)

  22. rolabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  23. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Deliciously disappointing.
    The 21 Port 1988 http://whiskybase.com/whisky/7523/bowmore-1988 was one of the best whiskys I've tasted so far (I say, loosely top ten under 2000). In this respect, the expectation was very high and was disappointed. Especially the nose - for a SV-Hogshead of a third-row-Speiser's top, for a 27er OA! Port! -Bowmore nothing. In the taste then very delicious, but not so much better than the very delicious 18er OA. Maybe somewhere in the middle between 18er standard and above 21er port.
    After all, not as big a disappointment as the 18's Manzanilla from the Vintner's Trilogy.
    • Nose
      spicy -! carnations !, nutmeg, old leather, black pepper ... almost no smoke, port even to guess (and there really only the sweetness, less the fruitiness), little at all "bowmorig"
    • Taste
      Here she comes, the cool-smoky bitter chocolate Bowmore elegance, plus blackberries, lavender, spicy, later leather, tobacco
    • Finish
      long, warm, dry, blackberry and lavender, pepper, dark chocolate

  24. EJS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  25. Moses scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Nicole Ehlen, Marketing Director Western Europe at Beam Suntory Germany, comments:

    "For Bowmore, the whiskys of the Vintner's Trilogy embody the philosophy of" Bowmore's hidden treasures ": 1 Vaults are similar to a treasure chest. We are proud to launch such a series of premium collectable whiskys with ages. Each of these single malts is unique. What unites them is the meaning and versatility of their maturation process. They reaffirm that Bowmore is one of the world's leading and highest quality single malts. "

  26. 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

  27. WSP scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  28. ARDBERG scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I have a hard time to find what I appreciate in Bowmore normally. The port influence to me is smothering. Maybe it will work better with more time and air.
    Sampled at the Bowmore bar.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  29. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  30. 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.

  31. 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

  32. svenske2015 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Bowmore writes:

    "CONVENIENT BALANCE

    The Bowmore 27 Year Old Port Cask of the Vintner's Trilogy has matured twice in the famous no. 1 Vaults, the oldest whisky warehouse in Scotland, where he developed his balanced sweet, spicy, salty and peaty flavor

    The first 13 years he stored in ex-bourbon barrels, the next 14 years in port wine pipes. So he develops a dark mahogany color and a complex character.

    Bowmore 27 Year Old Port Cask is not refrigerated and bottled in cask strength (48.3% vol.) To maintain full flavor.

    CHARACTER FEATURES

    Optics: mahogany

    Scent: Peaty, spicy character with notes of toffee, herbs, heather and a hint of rosemary. There are also nuances of port wine, raspberry coulis and red berries.

    Palate: notes of earth, salted dates, dried herbs, sweet tobacco, dried cranberries and a hint of white pepper

    Taste: sweet-salty and smoky at the same time, blended with aromas of sultanas, salted caramel and sweet, leathery notes. Also echoes of pepper, spices and violets are to be discovered. "

  33. hans1971 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  34. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

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