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Bowmore 27-year-old

Overall rating
91.20/100
votes
161
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
Bottle code
L182106
Barcode
5010496004807
Added on
19 Jun 2018 8:02 pm by Docmacwhisky
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 459,47

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 27-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.20 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. WSP scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  5. 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

  6. hans1971 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  8. rolabob scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  9. 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

  10. EJS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

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