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Bowmore 1997

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Manager's Selection
Calculated age
21 years old
Oloroso Sherry Hogshead
653-658 , 660-665
Number of bottles
51.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Distillery Exclusive
Added on
19 Feb 2019 9:02 am by SteveW110
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 528,28

71 × in wishlist

102 × member ratings

189 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1997

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.47 points

  1. ARDBERG scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Stop press for the name change: Wowmore.

    2cl sample and liking every drop of it. A perfect example that heavy sherry does not need to smother distillery profile and doesn't need to be woody. David knew what to choose.

    A few drops of water are recommended.

  2. wisekycourse did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    100 ???? but after, what a disappointment !! or there are some who drink only that !!!

  3. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Beautifully balanced Bowmore, the sherry barrel dominates slightly, but not with bitterness, but over the red fruits. I like it!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Despite the 51.7% Vol. Slightly alcoholic, withered blackberry bush, pickled rumps, light sweetness, cured meat, smoked bacon, rather subtle smoke (campfire / wood smoke), some glue, cigar tobacco, vanilla pods, light earthiness, pepper and spice sharpness
    • Taste
      92 92
      First cigar-like smoke, some ashes, red berries and pickled raisins, dark chocolate
      At the second sip of smoked meat, then the wild berry
    • Finish
      93 93
      very long, pleasant, warm smoke, blackberries, some wood, licorice. Dark chocolate stays together with the campfire and the red berries

  4. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Smells of Bowmore and strong sherry, great nose. Sweet sherry in the mouth, light smoke, a bit greasy. Long strong finish, alcohol well integrated.

    Good buy for 250 pounds, if you have the opportunity. The secondary market prices of 400-500 € I would not be willing to pay ...
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Dram Dracula did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Whiskybase, can we not let trolls put up a bunch of obviously fake 100 point scores to promote their bottles on auctions? This is a great website and a tremendous resource for all, but a thorough cleanup is needed. Let's start with this one. Thank you.

  6. checkpointrk scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. zerttbone did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Damn got this botlle with the heatrow 1997 edition and the 1988 vintage , if i set them together , this one is almost black of color.

  8. Luigisim scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Sherry bomb.
    Not my best fit but I must admit it is smooth and tender.
    The % of alcohol if perfectly balanced.
    Extremely quaffable.

  9. SUSPIRIA.FOX scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

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


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