Whiskybase
Overall rating
92.00/100
votes
335
Whiskybase ID
WB113890
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Regensburger Whisky- & Weinclub (RW&W)
Bottling serie
Private Club Bottling No. 12
Bottled
15.06.2018
Casktype
Sherry-, Bourbon- and Rum-Casks
Strength
50.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 jun 2018 9:38 pm by MFHaberl
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Average value

€ 1189.00

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Whisky Reviews for Sailing Seagull NAS RW&W

63 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.00 points

  1. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    The Bowmore distillery has been owned by Stanley P. Morrison Ltd. since its reopening in 1963. While the fires from 1963 initially have an almost unique tropical fruitiness, this flavor profile changed massively in the 1980s. The New Spirit lost large parts of its outstanding fruitiness, moved more and more in the floral direction, heavy flowers and plant notes, especially violets dominate (many) barrel from these years. In the fan base, which at the time was connected via the internet, fortunately for the distillery, but not yet via social media, it seethed, and violently. The new Brennereistil gets the derogatory predicate 'French Whore Perfume', short 'FWP' missed. What happened? The wild speculations ranged from massive shortening of the fermentation times on the changes in the equipment used or yeast strains to the combination of all these elements and other 'conspiracy theories'. Finally, the topic has never been clarified, even the otherwise so open and eloquent Jim McEwen, since 1984 until the year 2000 as a Distillery Manager in a very responsible role at Bowmore active, is on this issue surprisingly short and tight lipped. Until the mid-1990s, the story was then in the flavor sometime off the table. Although the profile has never regained the old fruitiness of the 1960 / 1970s, but at least the difficult FWP notes were gone, fortunately. Eye / nose Visually a strong, brownish tone. Nice to look at. At first very reserved in the nose, almost closed. Excellent! Why great? Well, definitely no trace of FWP. First impression - a mixture of oily looking smoke, pleasant freshness, still unspecific fruit sweetness and a little alcohol. It's great fun and gets more intense the longer I go away. palate Great, warm, soft mouthfeel - yet strong on the tongue. I would not have appreciated a whopping 50.4% ABV. A very nice, strong taste with subjectively less smoke influence than in the nose. Fascinating, the wavy evolution of the fruit in the mouth. If I notice tangerines at the tip of the tongue, this association develops slowly and in the transition to the finish to the juice of a ripe, slightly acidic passion fruit maruja, as you know it. Is that wonderful. As if you had given a few liters of passion fruit juice in the Vattingtank. A very decided, clear fruit note, which is rarely found today. Water may help one or the other to sort the flavors, I find that if one leaves the malt in the mouth space, it is, as so often, dispensable. Finish / Conclusion Long warm finish. A very fine oil film remains felt in the mouth, which breaks only very slowly. And creates a seamless transition between taste and aftertaste. The remaining sweetness is reminiscent of a dark forest honey and gets a herbale undertone. In addition, leathery notes, a little lime and, almost omnipresent, the fresh-fruity finish of the ripe passion fruit. Absolutely flawless creation that brings the old times to life. That's how Bowmore used to be. Hats off! Absolutely successful. This is really big cinema. More notes and reviews on Facebook at #Maltkanzlei

  2. MFHaberl scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Another masterpiece that will certainly last a few more years in the bottle and can access its full range of aromas in cooler, slightly damp weather.
    • Nose
      92 92
      A Friday afternoon had to believe in it for an extensive note. Spotify played the Kaffeehausmusik playlist. As recommended, the sailing seagull spent the night in the refrigerator and was now exposed to the atmosphere of my balcony in a large Bordeaux glass from the Zalto glass manufacturer DENK'ART with a suitable small opening.

      At first there were still light notes of caramel from condensed milk, Turkish honey, shortbread and light notes of coffee in the nose. As time progressed and the product warmed up slightly, the aromas evolved into red tropical fruits, raisins with a light smoky note and bergamot notes. After about 20 minutes, the typical notes of seaweed, wet leather, red pepper and a little cold smoke from a campfire with sulfur came into their own. This metamorphosis of the smells was framed by the barrel-typical notes of the sherry, bourbon and rum barrels used.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Pleasant creaminess spreads in the mouth with the first sip. The just over 50% vol are very harmoniously integrated and present smoked, slightly salty beef jerky and again the beautiful aromas of red fruits such as raisins and now also tropical fruits. A fruit basket with ripe mangoes and dark berries and elder is spreading.
    • Finish
      93 93
      The phenolic smoke of a still warm, extinguished campfire from small branches and fine, slightly damp pipe tobacco lingers on the palate for a very long time. After a few minutes, a dryness spreads, presenting maritime notes of shellfish and dried fish.

  3. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    A Bowmore Vatting from four decades, an absolute perfume with many facets - very delicious and already a bit legendary.
    • Nose
      97 97
      sweet PX (?) notes, honey, caramel, violets, rose petals, lavender, mango, peach, sweet black and cocktail cherries, rum grape nut chocolate, canned milk, eucalyptus, menthol, mountain pine, moist soil, smoke, malt , Leather, vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, nori leaves, oranges, sour cherries, blackcurrant, bergamot, the Rumfass comes to it: rum, syrup, coconut, pineapple, very ripe to overripe, allspice
    • Taste
      95 95
      rather thin, creamy-sweet, slightly spicy - everything, really everything from the nose is also in the mouth - sweet sherry notes, honey, caramel, violets, rose petals, lavender, mango, peach, sweet black and cocktail cherries, rum Grape nut chocolate, canned milk, eucalyptus, menthol, mountain pine, moist soil, smoke, malt, leather, vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, nori leaves, oranges, sour cherries, blackcurrants, bergamot, rum, coconut, pineapple, very ripe, allspice
    • Finish
      93 93
      long, sweet, spicy, slightly metallic, again and again new notes come forward, most violently the Bowmore violet

      Edit: I have to correct myself: the finish is very long and still present the next day.

  4. Dottore scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    This year's bottling of Pit and his team is again marked by a legendary Islay distillery. Were the last two bottlings Ardbegs, so it takes us this year in the Bowmore Distillery. Bottlings were mated to various vintages, mainly from the mid-90s, the youngest vintage is from 1964. The goal was again to generate a dirty old-school malt. 75% comes from various sherrycasks, the rest from ex-bourbon casks. The whole thing was then ripened in refill sherry and rumcasks to harmonize and calm the whisky. So, enough talked about, starting with the whisky, which has been scented the room for 30 minutes, the olfactory bulbs: a soothing freshness fills the nose, like a walk through a wet wall of needles in the misty late autumn before the first snow. Wet tree bark and moss. Behind it are maritime influences, salinity and iodine. Honey. Incredibly complex, more complex than the fantastic Crois Chill Daltains, this Bowmore is constantly changing in the glass, is still a bit restless despite the 30 min rest period, yet so simple and so clear. This gentle, clear freshness always stays there. Sherry influences show in charming fruit notes of sour cherries and mango, very different to the classic sweet wine association full of raisins. Here is some anise, some walnut and yes, of course, the Bowmorerauch, discreet and appropriate. And in the background you may also be able to guess light violet and perfume notes. Everything is in steady state, everything is beautiful, everything is harmonious and funky complex, but the autumn freshness stands as a dormant complex that holds everything together. No alcohol that bites me. I want to lose myself in this forever, and I smell a little further .... and on ... The taste is wonderfully creamy and surprisingly vanilla with a beautiful spicy wood. Here is some cinnamon, as light fruit and menthol freshness. The mouth is flooded with light smoke and the tip of the tongue is ashen-dry. Nothing bites here, nothing beats me: the 50.4% are the perfect drinking strength with farmonisch bound alcohol. Ester and phenol notes as well as iodine. Maritime saltiness paired with caramel goes into a medium-long finish, saltiness and maltiness remains at the tip of the tongue, slowly the mouth dries out, becomes slightly bitter and one longs for the next sip, and the next, and the next ... yes one you can not deny him some sweetness either. What more does the whisky heart want? Ok, yes, I admit, I'm Bowmorefan, but this whisky is just awesome without end. When I first tried it, I spontaneously gave him temporary 95 points; Back then, I did not make any notes in the blink of an eye, just enjoyed it - now I could finally take my time. For me, this whisky offers an incredibly nice combination of aromas, the nose is in principle perfect for me. Also in terms of flavor and finish, the filling convinces me on the whole line, so that I upgrade today to 96 points.

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2019] I love such nice experiments like this done by a private German club - and an average score of 92,5 given by more than 200 votes has to be checked by my taste buds, certainly...

    ...and this dram reminds me very much of heavily sherried Bowmore from the end-eighties/early-nineties. If there are any 60ies or 70ies vintages in this experiment they are completely covered by the bold sherry and peaty notes of the modern stuff. Do not get me wrong, this is delicious and easy quaffable but in my honest opinion the fine older Bowmore vintages are somewhat wasted in such a setting. Nevertheless, thanks for this interesting and enjoyable experience dear RW&W!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. mayyerrumleak scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    A great Whisky again. I was lucky to taste it one year ago before finishing and i must say it got again a lot better and rounder. Made me feel like drinking an old 60ies, 70ies Bottling but it also has this wonderful freshness and liveliness. Perfect Sherry balance and quality.

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Being completely honest I think the high average score flatters this whisky, it is good but certainly not worth that score IMHO.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The nose is pleasant with soft sherry, milk chocolate, dark fruits like black cherry & black currant, hints of fudge & menthol, finally some brown malt vinegar is there, this sounds a little weird but it is a positive addition.
      Not the most expressive but nice certainly.
    • Taste
      89 89
      This is creamy, very fruity and juicy with it but there is a dry edge to it that in time adds a slightly bitter note.
      The sherry is in command here and starts to swamp everything else and there is also a slight metallic note mixing with the dryness, mixed fruit jams and again some milk chocolate that the nose suggested.
      It remains fruity and juicy but there is not enough depth of profile to get it over 90 points.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is nice but not very long and fades too quickly.

  8. didi1893 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Actually I picked up this sample for a special moment ... Today (after reading some great tasting notes in the forum) I suddenly felt the need for this sample, so today was the right day and the perfect time for this extraordinary one Drops come.
    Anyone who has just read my impressions and perceptions knows that there is really no need for further words and comments. A dreamlike, multi-layered and multi-faceted bottling! The reverberation is just ringing in the next round and brings back the wonderful flavors in memory. Smoky wood tones, dark and dried berries, sweet caramel and old mint with a hint of menthol leave a contented grin on my face ....

    24/23/24/23 (94P)
    • Nose
      After panning, an oily and viscous streak has formed on the glass wall of my Premium Snifter from which long and syrupy "legs" dissolve while the Sailing Seagull shimmers intense amber with a reddish glow in the glass. Stagnant, slightly mineral smoke rises, maritime notes mingle with oily peat and dark fruit flavors. Dried berries and grapes play with sweet peach and a touch of grapefruit, Moroccan mint torments through the sometimes gloomy and oily smoke. Cherries preserved in rum exude their sweet aroma, minimally I perceive resinous pine needles and moist pine cones. Spicy, slightly smoky oak chips are distributed on dark caramel and nut chocolate. Slowly more and more the typical Bowmore aroma comes to the fore: salty seawater, hints of iodine and seaweed, floral nuances show up (it could be the famous violets), oil, tar and liquorice. The sweet and fruity elements have receded, dominated at the moment only smoky oak, earthy peat and sea salt. Rain-softened earthy forest soil, old pine needles, sticky resin and sweet forest honey come into their own. This Bowmore is extremely multi-layered and multi-faceted. Gradually, the fruity elements return, roasted raisins combine with hazelnuts and walnuts, sweet vanilla flashes.
    • Taste
      After having spoiled my nose for almost 25 minutes, the first sip follows. Mild and dry at the same time, the first drops flow gently over the tongue into the lower jaw. Cold smoke and burned wood tones suddenly lick the tongue, woody sharpness creeps from the harsh and dark wood elements, deposits of sea salt and a pinch of white pepper complete the pleasant sharpness. Creamy pours the second sip on the tongue, toasted aromas and dried berries mingle with dark caramel and old peaches. Menthol rises and, in combination with eucalyptus and mint, dresses the palate with a refreshing film. In the background is mineral, cold smoke in combination with dried peat and discreetly burned logs. Creamy walnuts float in the saliva, while voluptuous heat draws voluminous through the palate, a few grains of salt trickle over abrasion or zest of orange and lemon peels, menthol and mint refresh again the entire mouth. With each new tiny sip I discover more aromas and impressions: Voluminous, warming, sweet rum, dried fruits, juicy red fruits, menthol freshness, maritime hints, minimal pepper and grains of salt, smoky wood, minimal echoes of ash and greasy oil. Sweet fruit flavors play one last time with smoke and peat, then blur taste and aftertaste to an incredibly complex flavor package.
    • Finish
      Woody smoke and earthy peat rest on the palate in an oily and creamy way; on the tongues, a sweet-fruited film sticks to it for a long time, whale and hazelnuts mingle with tart and dry wood elements. Hints of old Moroccan mint are discreetly in the background, the aftertaste never seems to end. Tart and creamy, pale and peely, fresh and fruity, smoky and wooden, the aftertaste is as varied and complex as the nose and the taste. From the oak pieces floating in the saliva dissolves brine, butter flakes melt on the tongue. Slightly maritime, grassy and floral, the echo of a felt eternity then gradually fades away.

  9. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Anyone who knows the rum from last year knows a lot about this dram. For my taste, the keg has done a good job. In the nose I can not get rid of the initial notes, which is why he unfortunately does not show me his complete complexity. Nevertheless, a very tasty whisky!
    • Nose
      Fresh mint, spicy rum, lots of citrus notes, behind it comes easily a weak ashiness and minimal smoke, but the initial notes always remain superficial
    • Taste
      Creamy with a subtle onset, light smoke, also a bit ashy here, plus nice sweet oak spice, which is getting thicker in the mouth, the citrus notes are also very present here, at the end, a very subtle dryness builds up
    • Finish
      Slightly sweet and creamy smoke, spicy, some citrus notes, long and warm finish

  10. Cobo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Undisclosed Bowmore of different vintage, some dating back to the 1960s

    From the slowdrink website:

    very long-matured CV-filling (curriculum vitae) in the best sense: composed of different top-vintages of Pit, mainly from the 'Mid-1990s' and older vintages until 1964 (only 15 ingenious 1960s bottlings (!!!), 12 Bottles 1970s fabric, a few outstanding, unflattering '1980s and many diverse top single-Casks)

    mostly from the best sherry casks (75%: refill and first fill, also Fino shares), with expressive ex-bourbon hogshead shares for a balanced and complex character.

  11. Mannix65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    very complex and versatile, it requires a lot of time in the glass - rather delicate than powerful
    • Nose
      A two-faces-whisky: first some salmiak, caraway, liquorice, which evaporates everything in the next half hour rest in the glass - and reveals his second face: dusty books with leather binding, red elderberry juice, gauze bandage drizzled with a little tincture of iodine, wild ripe pureed blueberries, glazed pork roast, milk chocolate, and ... and ... and ...
    • Taste
      Sherry-interwoven smoke, currant, dry sweetness of a pipe tobacco, nougat
    • Finish
      medium long, dry and lukewarm smoky, hardly any wood

  12. short0r scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    The temperature on deck definitely makes a difference. It is best to leave a lot of time for this sail trip and hang the wet first long over both sides of the railing.
    As already discussed with others, this whisky is still in the process of finding it - so short and fresh after the Vatting / Bottling. He takes you on a great and multi-layered journey!
    • Nose
      In the beginning, the fruit notes, peach, mango, papaya predominate, after about 20 minutes the wheel is torn and it gets darker, sherry lassig, pickled cherries and clearly a square chocolate rum-ostrich-nut note. Above and in between, a eucalyptus wild cherry hovers through the burning coniferous forest. With water, the whole thing is violently brewed jasmine tea.
    • Taste
      The taste also starts with the fruits, but they are nicely hidden in the sherry, and then a lot of rum and grape nut, which spreads all over the leather smoked with peat. The salty seawater is not far away. With water it becomes even more phenolic.
    • Finish
      Dry, leathery, phenolic, cool and delicately bitter.

  13. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    A drop for special moments
    I now understand secondary market prices
    • Nose
      97 97
      A high level of complexity. Allow him an hour. "The Roll" is filled with tightly interwoven aromas.
      At the very beginning and when I roll it in the glass again, the old sherry barrels come to the front. Lots of dark fruit, leather, old dressers, spices. Little oily smoke (becomes a little clearer after an hour). Wait a little, then a whole bouquet arrives, not just the violets. Wait a little longer. Zack. We have typical rum flavors with ester notes, but also liquorice.
      It doesn't stop, forest honey, lovage, spruce resin, cherry, salt. I give up listing everything. World class.
      > 50% alc? Never ever...
    • Taste
      94 94
      Campfire, spices, sherry, on the spicier side, oily-heavy, present, nice balance between spice, fruitiness, sweetness and intensity. Doesn't quite reach the complexity of the nose. Alcohol involved very well.
    • Finish
      94 94
      Long, delicious, favorite whisky!
      Even here still incredibly well connected, no aroma dominates the others. The billows of smoke gently caress the leathery raisins with a touch of espresso, cherry, pine cones and mint ...

  14. Yomimita scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It’s really a Nice Bowmore, but very very overrated here, and really don’t worth the money they pay for NOW (600+)
    But i’m glad i was able to drink !

  15. Mannix65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  16. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Bowmore - 2018 - Reg, Sailing Seagull, Club Bot. N ° 12, Vatting 60s-90s, refill sherry-rum finish - 50.4%
    Colour:
    Old gold / amber
    Nose:
    A complex nose builds up slowly but surely. First impression; flowery and leathery, backed by a fine, oily spiciness and slightly sour elderberry. Then hints of tropical fruits and fine peaty smoke. Slightly salty sparkling with creamy honey aromas and now with black, ripe elderberry. Afterwards the dark fruits with plum leading into the foreground and maritime aromas of salt, sea air, algae and black pepper are added. The next stage is already waiting and it gets fresher; Mint and a touch of eucalyptus develops in the glass - what a chameleon! But we still have not reached the rear; the fruit comes back with slightly earthy and dull notes of autumn leaves and moss. We did not have such a nose yet, here the complexity is re-dimensioned. Class!
    Taste:
    Fresh and spicy with mint, eucalyptus, fine herbs, salt and black pepper. A little elder and soft orange but otherwise the fruit content is slightly covered. The smoke becomes more intense and sweeter. Sherry and creamy honey are on the palate, the wood also fits great and combines wonderfully with notes of Earl Gray tea.
    Finish:
    Medium long - but here "something" unspectacular. Tea, liquid honey, herbaceous herbs, mint, wood and a fine, soft spice lie on. Towards the end with dark coal smoke, leather and a filigree dark fruit note.
    Comment:
    The attempt to merge a Vatting from Malts of 4 decades, we think more than succeeded - hat off pit, what a nice club gift!
    92 points
    N: 93P / G: 92P / F: 91P

  17. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A very, very good whisky. Very well composed, it does not sound too much in one direction (sherry / maritime / fruit).
    • Nose
      Breathe after 1h, which he needs. In the foreground mango and papaya, served at night on a beach, the smell mixed with spray and smoke of smoldering grasses and heather. Then there are old leather boots with some berries and raisins stuck in their profile. Dark fir honey, passion fruit and a subtle hint of menthol. In the background is discreetly something dirty - an old wine cellar, with only a fine touch of moderation. So far, Caol Ila is my undisputed number one in my "Smell Destilleries", but here comes a strong challenger.
    • Taste
      Again - after breathing a very different malt. Cool and fresh mentholig he comes to the tongue. He lingers so briefly, then comes a short peppery but not unpleasant flash of alcohol. Then he launches: raisins, blackberries, deep-dark pine honey, leather, smoke, tropical fruits en masse. Everything wonderfully interwoven. After flicking back and forth with the tongue a few times - more tropical fruits, a touch of kitchen herbs (a pinch of rosemary, thyme and lemon balm). Again and again a wave of salt emerges - Danish smoked salt.
    • Finish
      Long. Really long - astringent and astringent on the inside of the mouth, tropical fruit lingers on the tongue, smoke in the throat with a hint of salt in the throat.

  18. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Takes time and some water!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Mint, dry sherry, black tea, nuts, caramel, firewood
      With water it becomes fruity with mango & passion fruit, as well as some rock sugar. Wow!
    • Taste
      93 93
      Salt, ash, leather, dry sherry; With water the great tropical fruits are added (91 -> 93P)
    • Finish
      93 93
      long, here with and without water, fruity than the first impression in the mouth.

  19. ConvalRen scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Parking at 92 first while I will come back after gathering notes from a more in-depth analysis into the whisky post airing.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  20. Najzero scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Scoring 2 cl when it came out, I already knew this was an extraordinary malt. It was neat and I was kinda sad when the sample was gone.

    Prices for this insane beast are over the top so I consider myself very f***ing lucky to attend a whisky evening where one bottle was opened up. Following some earlier tips from when it came out, we cooled it down a bit and spend quite some time with our drams while it warmed up.
    I believe I spend around 60m with this and splitting my dram into 3 equally large sips.

    93 and by this on my "gonna look for you" unicorn list.

  21. zerttbone did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Stop writing this reviews , i had to buy 2 bottles now !

  22. dRambo scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    I think detailed notes have been written enough.

    Yes, that's delicious - but honestly - if I married so old horny barrels and then the soft tones in rum drowning is a pity. (Of course, that's just my personal view) so I can not quite understand the exorbitant scores - but that's all a matter of taste.

    Reminds me subtly but repeatedly to Benromach 10 57% - is of course a whole lot better everywhere but this pine resin, BBQ, cassava notes.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      94 94

  23. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    From a newly opened bottle. The most mint I've ever had in the nose. Very refreshing! The palate is totally different, very engaging and delightful, smooth yet dense, and full of dark fruits and a touch of chocolate. Good length in the finish. A very interesting dram that changes from sip to sip. I have a sample that I will try at a much later time, and I am willing to bet my experience will be different again.

  24. LordBellamy scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Pit, you are a god! This is really ambrosia nectar, a masterpiece.
    • Nose
      90 90
      cold campfire smoke with some Speckanklängen, some very subtle lavender notes, floral fruitiness, but also exotic fruit such as passion fruit, papaya and mango, also seems a little the Grapefruit from the 60s through, the sweetness reminds of fresh meadow honey and sugared pineapple (that probably comes from the rum barrels?), the oak flavor always resonates in the background, the alcohol is very well integrated
    • Taste
      93 93
      Wow, what a taste explosion. Monstrously complex, sweetness, smoke, fruits, grapefruit, peat, floral notes, the alcohol content fits perfectly, the oak is there, but supports the taste experience, emphasizing the individual flavors
    • Finish
      92 92
      long, very long, carried by sweetness, smoke, and various fruit juices, some oak and spices, it sounds very slowly, without becoming bitter, but somehow does not disappear completely

  25. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
      Bright and aromatic. Very fresh. Very minty. Aloe, camphor, lemongrass, a bit of smoke with time.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Wow, very different from the nose. Heavy, dense, slightly salty, salty caramel, superb sherry.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Lots of tropical fruits at the end. Papaya, passion fruit. Lovely.

  26. Lorion scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      96 96
      Wow. What a warm, incredibly fruity smoke. Typical Bowmore smoke. The fruit mix is ​​overwhelming. There are red fruits. Strawberries, raspberries. But there are also juicy, tropical fruits. Passion fruit, mango. And there are actually even drier-looking raisins and grape skins. Rarely had such a colorful fruit basket in the nose. A touch of mint hovers over it, which may be a bit too cool. Although it is just over 50%, I would have imagined something flattering. The mint pleases, just a touch too cool (especially after the first, very warm impression). Discreet mixes some milk chocolate. Some time takes away the cooling alcohol. Something spicy oak comes to it. And dry leather is hinted. Acid-bitter quinces come with hand warmth and a little more time. Slowly it gets really soft and creamy. Some forest soil and fallout develops. Moss and tree bark. My dear mister singing club. The nose has something to offer. Spectacular!
    • Taste
      87 87
      Rather dry at the start. Dark Schcolade flows into the mouth, immediately the smoke comes in too. A sweet is somewhere in the background, but does not manage to prevail. It starts to tingle. The oak shows its effect, it does not get sharp. Tobacco comes to it. Old, dry tobacco. Swallowing makes it very warm in the throat. The tobacco remains, a dry fur very thinly covers the tongue. Coffee flavors remain. Leather is there too. The Nachschmecken is discreetly bitter, spicy-woody and dominated by dark men's chocolate.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Somewhere between medium and long. Long remains the tobacco and remains of dark chocolate. Quick go the fruit flavors, which come on the palate anyway a bit too short.

  27. spezi1988 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Good things will take a while so I took the advice of (Pit) P. Krause to heart.
    So let him stand in the glass for an hour.

    Now to the nose:
    Immediately I get beautiful rum notes in the nose. It goes on to candied fruit such as oranges and peach also joins a hint of star fruit with its delicate bitter and sour notes. Then he gets a little sweeter, as it seems the sherry share is noticeable. Finally he gets a little dustier in the nose. Reminds me of old attic and old furniture but without polish.
    That will probably be the smoke that wants to present itself here.

    Enough time on the nose now I want to try it.

    In the mouth:
    Oh yes he still has power despite only 50.4%.
    But what's up?
    The full broadside tropical fruits ala mango, papaya, pineapple. He looks pretty oily in the mouth and again the sherry winks briefly with. The whole is delicately caressed by a breeze of smoke.
    When the tropics say goodbye, a bit of apricot jam and some forest honey are paired with a hint of dark chocolate.

    The finish is medium to long.

    Conclusion:
    A damn good whisky. Here you can see what a pure single cask could never do.
    Such a harmony is rarely found in the glass.
    He needs time, but he also gives it more than worthy to the connoisseur!
    Thank you Pit for this beautiful creation.

  28. Archer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    In the nose, Bowmore does not really have much to do with - but that does not have to mean anything bad. This needle fragrance is already unusual, but has its charm. On the tongue, he then gives a good throttle and does not limp even in the finish.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The spicy-earthy scent of a rain-soaked coniferous forest, very intense, very penetrating, very dry. Distant memory of a mountain pine sauna infusion - and that does not stop. Menthol, peppermint, fermented grapes from behind. Old, crumpled leather. Moist oak, mushrooms - and above all there is a fresh freshness.
    • Taste
      91 91
      On the tongue, the character of the distiller shows itself with fine smoke, red grapes, a pinch of pepper, nougat, marzipan. With honey and a lot of vanilla, milk chocolate, freshly brewed coffee. Leather. Pleasantly dry, menthol and peppermint, as well as the conifers, remain in the nose and are no longer present on the tongue.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium long, dry and spicy, with toffee, vanilla, honey and a hint of mild smoke.

  29. kwk0809 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    Absolutely amazing malt for me!
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      95 95

  30. Kawa_ZX6 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  31. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A real complexity monster, the three barrel types all take up your space and complement the long-matured Bowmore perfectly
    • Nose
      It looks quite ripe, the oak comes through well, nutty, dark chocolate, floral, malt, the rum barrel also comes through with a slight note of molasses, but not the typical sweetness, rather dry, vanilla, creamy, very varied, greasy, smoked ham, marzipan , Lumumba, raisins, now the sherry strikes more, espresso, mint, an unbelievable density of aromas, after the first sip also a little green apple
    • Taste
      Oily, molasses, sweet, creamy, vanilla, raisins, oak, sour, the most intense I find here is the rum barrel, minimal coconut, here now also a bit of sweetness, smoke was not really present at the start, the direct start is still very much characterized by Raisins, also chocolate, a bit of salt on the tip of the tongue, I only notice that with the second sip, smoke is not an issue when starting out, good mouthfeel, the second sip was quite different compared to the first, seems very sedate, alcohol is good involved
    • Finish
      Vanilla, creamy, cotton candy, light smoke, mint, apple

  32. Keppi63 scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

    Even with this excellent distillate, everything has already been said in the comments so far.
    This whisky caused goose bumps all over my body when I smelled it. So far this has only happened at the Bowmore 1963 Anniversary and the Volxwhisky.
    Thanks to Pit and his team, keep up the good work and give the world exceptional distillates at really great prices.

  33. Calmar scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Great whisky, perfectly balanced, even, smooth, very saturated, with a rich palette of derivatives, deep, complex, but at the same time open to the tasting one.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, dry boards, a carpentry workshop, varnish, dry herbs, raisins, peat, coniferous notes, wood dust, light mineral shades, licorice, creamy tones, fondant, toffee, chocolate, old leather goods, pipe tobacco.
    • Taste
      Dense, saturated, sweet-woody, a lot of raisins, dried fruits, pipe tobacco, baklava, fried nuts, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, dried herbs, peat, burnt branches, fudge, boiled condensed milk, furniture varnish, bergamot.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, continuation of the taste, sweet wood, dry herbs, peat, boiled condensed milk, toffee, nuts, puer, light smoky shades, astringent ash-mineral notes.

  34. wucht scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

  35. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Not quite as brilliant as the 200+ scores on Whiskybase indicate, if you ask me. I wonder if it really is better than the sum of its parts. Nevertheless a very good whisky.
    • Nose
      Inviting with soft sherry notes and hints of cigar tobacco, as well as milk chocolate. A whisper of resin too, as well as menthol, baked mushrooms and soy sauce. Finally a whiff of red fruits like raspberries, but mainly freshly cut strawberries. Fresh, yet intense and dark, but well-balanced.
    • Taste
      A tad more phenolic than I'd expected based on the nose, although far from a peat bomb. Whiffs of menthol, a whisper of copper coins, some dark chocolate as well, accompanied by a good amount of fruity sweetness. A hint of bitter oak.
    • Finish
      Medium in length, with menthol and cocoa powder.

  36. Markie81 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  37. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  38. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  39. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    A very exciting and really excellent bottling. Class composed and much more elegant and multi-layered than the previous bottlings of the RWWC, is really fun. Chapeau!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Complex. Coniferous forest, fine smoke, maritime undertones. Then come the typical blackcurrants, dried apricots and salted lemons. In addition a peaty-earthy note. Mint and on the very edge a tiny, subtle hint of lavender. Fine, elegant, deep. Exciting, beautiful nose. Constantly changing and the aromas are very well interwoven.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Smoky, fruity (again the currants and salt citrons), vanilla, coniferous forest, pickaxe, white pepper, toffee, also slightly nutty sherry. Powerful, spicy, salty, intense. Dense, dry and full. Very concentrated.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Dry, fine smoke, salty, vanilla, again some white pepper, fruity and again a bit nutty sherry. Harmonious. Very nice length. Toffee, the fruitiness and aroma continue.

  40. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  41. A.o.T. scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

    Incredibly complex whisky that needs the better part of an evening to be fully enjoyed. It develops in the glass over a long period and is best enjoyed slightly chilled.

  42. daverdaz scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      96 96

  43. tommi71 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Simply delicious.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  44. hyc scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  45. hyc scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Smell ---------------------- 92
    taste--------------------92
    End rhyme--------------------91

  46. MFHaberl scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Bewertung von www.whiskyfun.com

    Bowmore 'Sailing Seagull' (50.4, Regensburger Whisky Club, 2018) Five stars
    A multi-decade vatting of 1960s to 2000s Bowmore done a few years back by our friends in Germany. This should be rather fascinating, as long as the 1980s do not dominate this composition; we understand each other, do we not. Colour: bronze gold. Nose: of course you're a little lost at first, as pink bananas and guavas mixed with brine and coal tar is not a very common combination. I would say the tropical fruits do seem to have the upper hand, which would suggest that the older component in there does not consist in 'only a few drops', as any official entity would have done. No? Now it remains a tad quiet, let's see… With (a little) water: smoky plastics, bananas flambéed, ashes and old coat in a rainy country. It took off! Mouth (neat): some sherry, roasted nuts, bulldog sauce, Marmite, certainly some Maggi blended with cough syrup, indeed coal tar, snuff, onion soup, cigar smoke, beef jerky, quite a lot of tar liqueur, beech ashes… The mouthfeel is rather creamy. Some bittersweet notes in the background (drier cream sherry, drier amoroso). With water: add only a few drops or it would pull a apart a wee bit. Otherwise it becomes very complex, on many kinds of bitters and herbal liqueurs, tobacco, oyster sauce… Finish: long and even drier. A very old sweet wine that's digested all its sugars, as we say. Sauternes – indeed with some botrytis. Bone dry. Comments: forgot to say, I rather love this one. Most probably not only the result of chance. Next, a perfect vatting of Brora and Clynelish. Game?
    SGP:275 - 91 points.

  47. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  48. -sAxo- scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  49. markjedi1 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    David Bowie

    It’s a public secret that this Sailing Seagull from the Regensburger Whisky & Weinclub in Germany is actually Bowmore. It was bottled in 2018 as private clubbottling and vatted from sherry, bourbon and rum casks that were filled with the Bowmore spirit. When bottled in 2018, it sold out immediately. With good reason! There is a great homage to David Bowie on the stopper and neck label by the way. I got to taste the whisky at an exclusive tasting with Michiel Wigman and Jeroen Koetsier.

    Very aromatic nose on caramel, molded wood, milk chocolate and blackberries. At the same time, I also get some vanilla, oranges and cherries and even some wine vinegar. As soft smokiness and subtle notes of peat. Very nice.

    Nicely oily and fruity on the palate. Spicy as well, with all kinds of woodspices. The fruit translates into orange marmalade, plums and raisins, but then the typical floral and almost soapy notes arrive that you would associate with Bowmore from the 1980s. Mildly dyring with a weird, but satisfying note of lavender. Rose water, peach and maraschino cherries lead the charge. The smoke never becomes grand, but that’s quite alright.

    The finish is long, spicy, sweet and drying.

    Legendary stuff. This will be one long remembered. I don’t have a clue as to the link with David Bowie, though.

  50. n11 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  51. Saika scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Nice sherry bomb, but lacks a bit of delicacy

  52. grinface scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    My full review (german https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/07/07/bowmore-in-serie/) is perhaps it is just a pointless list of aromas and tastes, but perhaps this is also the most complex and multi-layered whisky of all. And as good as that is, yeah I'm not sure if this is a composition.Crazy stuff. I wonder what the single casks were like?

  53. Ricky scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  54. WillWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      The nosing quite new to me, lemon peel at once, then orange peel, salty,mineral (kind of 九製陳皮?), brown sugar...

      After a while, more sweet nosing, orange peel and ashy as the backbone

      Good to enjoy the the nosing for long
    • Taste
      89 89
      Tea leave, ashy, salty, complex behind and takes time at this moment...

      More sweet taste like brown sugar, little bit spicy as support, black pepper
    • Finish
      88 88
      Salty, black coffee, dried leaves, mid length

  55. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A bit like drinking tobacco, very nice

  56. robse211 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  57. rampah scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  58. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Very nice thing, significantly more Rumeinfluss than I first thought, but it fits great.
    • Nose
      A mixture of auto repair shop and dentist at the beginning, it seems a little closed, gauze bandages, chalk, iodine, a lot of salt, green apple, capers, grapefruit, over time raisins, wet leather and subtle pepper tones are added
    • Taste
      Surprisingly great tuned, the rum completes it great, gives him this beautiful exotic touch, papaya, mango, avocado, grapefruit, blood orange, salt and pepper, light raisins, pine nuts, nut chocolate, coconut
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, spicy, oak, dried papaya, culinary herbs, cocoa

  59. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

    Quite complex with many different facets - really not bad
    • Nose
      91 91
      Immediately anise cookies come into my mind, orange zest, xmas spices, honey, of course some peat and smoke - quite interesting
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very oily, creamy, liquorice, good sweetness, dried fruits, dates, black berries, cooked oranges, anise, cinnamon, shy peat and smoke, fruit juice, some toffee

      With water: shows some rum raisins
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, warm, fruity, spicy, hints of leather

  60. JacobaEd scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  61. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  62. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  63. Helgo did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

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