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Bowmore 27-year-old

Overall rating
91.34/100
votes
150
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

€ 442.60

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150 × member ratings

282 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 27-year-old

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.34 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. 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

  3. EJS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  4. mosesumike did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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. "

  5. 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

  6. WSP scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. 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. "

  10. hans1971 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

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