Bowmore 1999

Overall rating
90.17/100
votes
77
Whiskybase ID
WB135142
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Hand filled at the distillery
Vintage
20.01.1999
Bottled
07.2019
Calculated age
20 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez
Casknumber
26
Strength
54.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
Scotland Scotland
Added on
16 jul 2019 1:45 pm by Whisky_Addicted
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 462.58

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77 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Bowmore 1999

15 users have left 16 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.17 points.

  1. huangshantong scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The following records are the comprehensive feelings of multiple records from the opening of the bottle to half a year.

    2021.6 (3460RMB purchase)
    • Nose
      89 89
      The first is that I think its sulfur and soap are not easy to stand out, at least it is not an uncomfortable experience, although some people are very concerned about this. The smell is a very strong dry sherry, the fruit flavor is rich and ripe, and the sweetness is very high. The experience value of peat is higher than other HF batches I have ever drank, leather, tobacco, moist seaweed mud, the alcohol feeling is quite obvious when opening the bottle, and it becomes softer and more comfortable after gradually waking up. Even when you smell it, you can feel a very, very high oily feeling, like ink.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Overall, it is a pretty sherry cask. The only downside is some acidity that doesn't look high-end; the wine is strong in body, medium in thickness, and medium in tannin, which is a level that I can accept very well. Ripe fruit/almonds with a darker flavor.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The aftertaste has an unpleasant bitterness in the aftertaste. Of course, it is the kind that can be dissolved relatively quickly. It tends to have a strong chocolate, dark and clever feeling.

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  3. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      Strawberry cream candy, very sweet, a little mint, a little peat
    • Taste
      90 90
      sweet and creamy, then some ash
    • Finish
      89 89
      Green tea leaves, becoming more bitter

  4. zzqfyl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. KonstUA scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Nose 23, taste 22, finish 23, balance 23

  6. thierryziegler scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. larswehmeier scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Intense, barrel-emphasized Bowmore. Very cute.
    • Nose
      Intense sticky sweet and dark fruity. Dried dates and figs in syrup. Ashy, dry smoke above it.
    • Taste
      The smoke arrives on the tongue first. Followed closely by red fruits and sweet jam. Intense sweet. Somewhat perfumed.
    • Finish
      Medium long, mild. Hardly any smoke. Pleasant barrel flavor.

  8. Immerenga scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    N: Oh my, oh my. Sweeeeeeet peat. What an entry. Dried red fruits. It almost smells oily and heavy. I can´t smell any more, I gotta try this

    M: So soft and mild. Oh what a surprise. Sweet, juicy and yet somehow at the same time dry sherry notes all the way. And, surprisingly, almost no smoke anymore. I like it

    F: Medium long finish completely in line with the nose and mouth. Sherry pure and nothing much else.

  9. d1scostu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  10. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A great and very sweet Bowmore, which is somewhat disturbed by a yeast note and definitely does not tolerate water.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet chocolate cake, raisins, wonderfully integrated and aromatic smoke, light ashiness and nice and greasy, sweet barbecue sauce, then here and there a few yeasty notes come through, with water suddenly the sour yeast note dominates
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet, red fruits, a lot of pressure from the alcohol, extremely creamy and chocolaty, very warming, the smoke presses together with the alcohol, water is not good for it - it is immediately watered down with the smallest amount
    • Finish
      89 89
      Spice and smoke now dominate here, accompanied by chocolate and creaminess, the whole thing remains sweet together with a few raisins on the palate

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Eneloop2009 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  15. Eneloop2009 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  16. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  17. 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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