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Overall rating
88.84/100
votes
42
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Vintage
2003
Bottled
11.2018
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead / Burgundy Cask Finish
Number of bottles
264
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Cadenhead's Whisky Shop, Campbeltown
Added on
27 Nov 2018 8:54 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 180,00

4 × in wishlist

42 × member ratings

75 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 2003 CA

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.84 points

  1. KGB110 scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    Wound-bound and dangerously tasty Bowmore ...
    In the nose are fine ash notes, closely followed by great sweetness and bright fruit!
    The taste shows first a great campfire, which in the interplay with violets and sweet fruits, long pulls down ... great malt

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Mascht scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A first restrained, very maritime, smoother Bowmore, who really needs a lot of time in the glass and a bit more power would tolerate but that is nagging at the highest level, really very good!
    • Nose
      90 90
      To start with, it takes time, plenty of lemongrass, spearmint, mild smoke, salt, oily, maritime, seaweed and mussels, and after a few minutes, dark fruits emerge that are becoming more and more dominant and sweeter
    • Taste
      89 89
      soft, velvety, sweet, astringent and mouth-filling, some blackberries, again very maritime, iodine, well integrated spice from the oak
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium long (short for a Bowmore), some ashes, spice from the oak and wonderfully maritime

  4. MikerG2k scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Suevia scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I am a sucker for these "baby"-Bowmores, great and usually affordable stuff!
    This one is no exception, great and simple fun. Very glad I could get my hands on a few bottles.
    • Nose
      92 92
      First association = Fisherman's friend :D. Very maritime, some iodine, salt, citrus, peat.
    • Taste
      91 91
      sweet, citrus, grassy, ash, maritime, salt. Perfectly drinkable despite the high abv.
      Water: don't, gets fiercer.
    • Finish
      86 86
      rather short

  6. nallacam scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    He is too cautious for a higher rating.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Barely smoke, mint, very fresh, maritime, salty, lemon, freshly cut grass, a touch of sulfur
    • Taste
      87 87
      There is a slight sweetness dancing on the tongue, ash and weak peat, salt
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long and pleasant, again very maritime with a slight bitterness.

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