Bowmore 1999

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Hand filled at the distillery
Stated Age
20 years old
Pedro Ximénez
54.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
16 Jul 2019 1:45 pm by Whisky_Addicted
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 473.71

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1999

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.72 points

  1. penumbra scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    (﹁﹁) ~→The px hand-filled which is not the bottom color of the pot really doesn’t work.
    • Nose
      Caramel, coffee mate, lovely vanilla, rye soft oatmeal, roasted meat, slightly salt and pepper and charcoal roasted nuts. There may be a few berries, bananas, figs, etc., but it's not worth mentioning, the wooden barrel, the lingering sense of artificial fragrance.
    • Taste
      95% black chocolate, Colombian sunlight, fruit acid and tannins, after adapting to scorching bitterness, sugar, vanilla, yellow apricot, honey locust, peat are still insignificant, stove ash, pepper, tobacco.
      Fair, slightly oily, low sweetness, acidity, tannins, heavy bitterness, no pungency.
    • Finish
      Medium length, cocoa, sea salt, stove ash, frosting sugar.

  2. CharlieTsai scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    Nose: Peat to open the way, burning haystacks, gunpowder smoke, raspberry syrup, strawberry jam, there is no euphemism, slightly earthy, vanilla almond pie, latex, licorice, burning coal.

    Palate: Start with relatively fresh fruits, plums, watered grape juice, creamy papaya soup, sweet peppers, peppers, light peat, and noticeable smoke.

    Finish: Longer, highly reduced cocoa powder, tobacco shreds, licorice, wet wood sticks.

    Body: Medium-light, strong, medium sweetness, almost no acid, medium to low bitterness, and a small amount of tannins.

    Nose: 90

    Palate: 88

    Finish: 89

    Body: 87

    Overall: 89

    Overall: Not only is it delicious in bowmore hand-filled, but it is also quite good in Shirley barrel peat wine. Of course, all of this is based on the premise of not considering the price.

  3. mds51 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Subtle with red fruits, especially strawberries and a hint of red currant, a lot of sweetness in the direction of vanilla, a little burnt charcoal.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Alcohol noticeable, surprisingly at the age I would have guessed more gently.
      Subtle smoke, slight bitterness in the direction of 70% chocolate, which then drifts very bitterly in the finish.
      Otherwise surprisingly yellow fruits, such as apricots and some papaya, which are quickly replaced by the chocolate and then the bitterness.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The fruitiness disappears quickly and the barrel makes itself felt, as described in the button.

      The finish is relatively long and uncomfortably bitter.

  4. Eneloop2009 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Eneloop2009 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  6. A0525 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. nallacam scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
      Fruit notes mixed with sherry, tobacco leaves, forest soil, umami, orange peel, caramel, ripe pears, barely alcohol, very harmonious, complex, appears very ripe ... a touch of "Bowmore soap" :-)
      Lightweight peat
    • Taste
      89 89
      What a start, now comes the alcohol, tannins, keg keg! Sweetness of sherry, the complex steps in the background, peat, cold ashes, sweet smoke
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, strong, a lot of barrel and slight bitterness


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