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Bowmore 19-year-old

Overall rating
88.61/100
votes
163
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
French Oak Barrique
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Château Lagrange
Number of bottles
4500
Strength
48.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L182234
Barcode
5010496005033
Bottled for
Amazon Exclusive
Added on
22 Oct 2018 12:20 pm by Eneloop2009
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 170,40

43 × in wishlist

163 × member ratings

522 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 19-year-old

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.61 points

  1. MacCaroni scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    The whisky is no match for being exclusively bottled for XY ...

    In fact, the bottle came to me perfectly, not like some book with various "dog-ears" etc. In the bottle carton - I was positively surprised ...

    In terms of taste, others can certainly write better and more flowery notes. When I tasted it, I thought of a happy grinning squirrel running around on the beach with the red wine glass in his hand as the ecumenical church notes topple the salty book in the polyacrylic chair down the cliff.

    In that sense, let him (or she?) Taste you. Notes are subjective and a matter of taste. And we will not get XY out of the Whisk (e) ymarkt with a negative review here.

  2. Dramned! scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    One may think of amazonian businessmanship as one might want - this whisky is no match for having been bottled for this group. He does not deserve a boycott, it would be a wonderful experience lost. He has reminded me several times of the great Springbank Burgundy - for me still a benchmark whisky in terms of red wine maturation. Only this Bowmore has a bit more smoke. And that is very harmoniously connected with the sweet and sour fruit, everything takes place at a very high level.

    Complete tasting with information and photos:
    https://dramned.blog/2018/11/12/bowmore-19-french-oak-barrique-489/
    • Nose
      Even while pouring in, I get a foreboding of what's to come - a wonderful fruit compote of red berries. And the first nose confirms that promptly. And immediately there is a nice mild and not too intrusive smoke, which sets him apart quite clearly from his colleagues on the South Coast Riege. Sweet and spicy like a crackling log fire with aromatic fat woods. And over it simmered in an old copper kettle the aforementioned compote from all sorts of berries and ripe bananas, already set on the bottom of the kettle lightly. It is sweetened with dark caramelized cane sugar and a vanilla bar. From the open window blowing harsh sea air with a nice salty spice. The French barrels are noticeable by slightly scorched oak wood, but hold back pretty much whether the smoke. All this flatters the nose and I can not wait to try it too.
    • Taste
      Here the smoke is much stronger, spicy-sweet and underlaid with much fruit, he dresses the whole mouth. Again, a lot of robust and lightly baked berry compote, which starts at the beginning with a beautiful vanilla sweetness, but in the course of more and more sour flavors to light days. The berries are accompanied by juicy grapefruit and limes, some orange zest and again ripe sweet bananas. The fruit acid begins to tingle on the tongue, the pre-occupancy of the barrels with red wine has done a nice job. The French oak barrels can show much more profile here, with beautiful dark spicy roasting aromas they provide with their strong tannins for a pleasant chocolate bitterness, which does not deter, but everything rounds off nicely. The alcohol is sustainable, albeit with a cool crisp freshness always noticeable.
    • Finish
      The sweet fruit does not linger for too long, along with a nice spicy vanilla sweetness, it disappears quite quickly. What lasts long is the aromatic sweet smoke, which over time becomes more and more dry and ashen.

  3. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Fruity, fresh with plenty of red berries, spices, wood, herbs, anise and of course smoke. Over time, coffee and mint are added. Nice nose!
    • Taste
      88 88
      Nice fruity and quite tart with a decent load of wood. There are typical red wine notes, of course, smoke, as well as red rubber animals and cocoa.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium to long, warming, wine, dark chocolate, mint, oak and again the herbs.

  4. DenisL scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Balance (23)
    Very smooth and consistent molt, salt perfectly balances the wine sweetness (90)
    Go
    • Nose
      Smoke, raspberry, nettle, fruit ... further dry, wine notes ... lots of grass and sour wood ... standing up seeds and mint ... dried fruits in raw dough ... lube oil and a drop of iodine ... a bag of candy in rustling wrappers (22)
      Go
    • Taste
      Dry, salty, cardboard ... jam and smoke (22.5)
      Go
    • Finish
      Wine and salt finish ... fruit and cardboard ... iodine and sweet skin ... wood and sweet spices (22.5)
      Go

  5. Mr. Moe scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

  6. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Great varied nose, in the mouth clearly red wine influence, the aftertaste pleasant, but unspectacular.
    Definitively not a bad and depending on prey scheme the called price already worth.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Directly pleasant fruity nose, intense wine notes, over there is slightly ashy smoke, to the fruitiness mixes a little bit Bowmoreveilchen, some mint, the smoke has now a greasy note, milk chocolate brings a creamy note, elderberry syrup, must just think of a Hugo, the back of the nose turns from clearly vinous and fruity more direction fresh and creamy, the elderberry syrup is now omnipresent, a touch of furniture polish, the longer it stands, the more oak comes through
    • Taste
      89 89
      oily, vinous, noticeably more oak in the mouth, the smoke nestles on the fruity tart notes, raisins, almost chew, thickened cherry juice, light acidity, dark, not sweet, rather tart and dry, has actual strong influence of red wine, good Drinking strength, the smoke is always present, but not dominant, beautiful also, if I have often mentioned the astringency, this is not too strong that it would be annoying, the red fruit gives a good counterpart
    • Finish
      87 87
      nice ending, warming, a pleasant feeling in the mouth, nutty, grapes, medium long

  7. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. MadScientist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  9. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Incense, parma ham, thyme, lavender, oregano, herbal honey, rye bread,
    • Taste
      Autumn leaves, charred oak, wild cherries, heather, licorice

  10. Balticsailor68 scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    Definitly one of the best Bowmore whiskys!!

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