Bowmore Vault Edit1°N

Overall rating
86.59/100
votes
208
Whiskybase ID
WB139063
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Second Release
Bottled
2019
Casktype
Bourbon Cask, Sherry Finish
Strength
50.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Peat Smoke
Bottle code
L9 212
Barcode
5010496004739
Added on
19 sep 2019 2:52 pm by N€!$$
Uncolored

Average value

€ 111.22

62 × in wishlist

208 × member ratings

710 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bowmore Vault Edit1°N

41 users have left 43 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.59 points.

  1. wndayy scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    The overall feeling of Bowmore Vault Edit1 ° N Second Release is strong! Rich smoky peat and rich layers, Sherry with oak flavor, a small amount of fruit. If you like heavy Peat Smoke, you will like it!
    • Nose
      85 85
      Smoke, heather flowers with lemon, slightly sweet.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Peat with toasted oak, cocoa and toffee, nuts with cream cake, a little caramel.
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium length, smoked with a little fruit, chocolate with oak flavor.

  2. Jimforgo scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    This is an attempt by Bowmore to showcase its smoke/peat element being it’s second edition. Edition 1 was sea salt and 3 and 4 will be sweet etc. As I’m a big fan of heavy hitting peat drams this is definitely my favourite Bowmore I’ve ever tasted

  3. gaboruso scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  5. zzqfyl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. bankimate scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. hzs275 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  8. KB201 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The Bowmore Vault No. 1 is named after the warehouse of the distillery 'No.1 Vaults'. The taste of Bowmore is carried by four basic aromas: smoke, fruit, sweetness and a hint of sea salt.
    In the 4-part series Vault, each aroma is now considered individually.
    The second edition is strongly characterized by intense smoke notes.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Smoky note more intense than you would normally expect from Bowmore.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Rauch, creme brulee, cocoa, toffee and hazelnut brittle, bitter herbs, dried figs, dates.
      After a while, the smoke will get stronger and dry on the tongue.
    • Finish
      88 88
      In the finish there is an ashy note, dry, smoky. A bit of fruit, but the focus is on dry wood, some chocolate and smoke in the finish.

  9. Roley scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. Don Cassi scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A strong medicinal smell and some sauerkraut rise from the glass. After a while, iodine and beef broth are added.

    In the mouth, the increased alcohol content shows up in the form of white pepper. Behind it, the malt is full and round and chocolatey-spicy in the mouth.

    In the finish there is an ashy coffee note, which is still underlined by the medical notes.
    Length: 6/10

    Altogether unusually medical Bowmore, also very intense and maritime. Nice part but takes getting used to.

    Grade: 2+

  11. GWMingus scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  12. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  13. Dionysus scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Bowmore has long since ceased to be Bowmore, yet they are (finally) bringing something delicious to the market with this one.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  14. maltmitch scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    My bottle has been open for a little over a year and I haven't taken it out of the cupboard for a long time.
    Then yesterday came the big surprise. In the meantime, the aroma has evolved in an interesting way.
    Very intense aromas of heather and wild berries emerge from behind the peat. Like the smell in a coniferous forest where many cranberries grow.
    In my opinion, a very positive development since opening.

  15. ThorstenH scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  16. besar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  17. DeLiefhebber scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  18. mattheww scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  19. babewatsch scored this whisky 99 points Member Senior

    Brutally good

  20. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  21. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Immediately warm smoke, slightly maritime, orange, slightly medicinal, wood, grasses, slightly sweet, some honey, grain, herb candy, herbs, pine needles, resin
    • Taste
      Herbal candy, a little apple, very light honey, lime, milk coffee, wood, very light pepper

  22. Astrid scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Conveys delicious flavors without being exciting. It cannot offer a certain age with the associated maturity - but you don't expect that from a NAS bottling either.
    • Nose
      84 84
      fine smoke drifts sweet vanilla, looks clean with a slight sharpness in the nose, a lot of smoked ham with a thin layer of caramel hangs in the stone cellar, a touch of oak wood with liquid honey, lime and orange juice, cotton candy and banana, fine seasoning after ground Cedar bark, biscuit, in the distance typical sherry fruits indicate a corresponding influence
    • Taste
      83 83
      sweet and juicy with vanilla and caramel, a lot of oak and ham smoked in the fireplace, the smoke transports spicy facets like cinnamon and nutmeg, rocks on a seashore, in the distance sherry with raisins, slightly dark
    • Finish
      83 83
      Smoke dominates, sulfur flashes, sherry warms, vanilla and oak are accompanied by a hint of caramel, spice, and in the end, cold ash and smoked ham remain

  23. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Decent post-millennial Bowmore, and to it's NAS credit one must say that it doesn't seem too noticeably young in any way. However, the lush fruitiness I associate with Bowmore at its best is muted here in favor of its peaty, earthy, leathery aspects, which is not my favorite constellation for this distillery. Given a choice, I would opt for the Bowmore 100 Degrees Proof.

  24. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The best whisky I’ve ever drunk was a Bowmore 1968 37yo DT release. Now I’m not thinking this will even get near that experience, I am curious to this well marketed bottle. I mean the story perfectly fits today’s market. They made up a nice story about A ‘Vault’ and the best casks that have been hand picked, carefully joined together and a little more of that jibberjabber. And before you know it you got a box full of empty words saying exactly nothing. But hey what else is new. Brands like Bowmore can learn something from a brand like Ac Cnoc. Ahh well, moving on to the whisky..
    • Nose
      Without a doubt this is the best part of this whisky. By far. The nose gives pleasant smokiness like in a smoldering campfire. A whiff of earthy peat with a good balance between bourbon and sherry influences. It gives a bit of everything so it seems. Citrus fruits, tropical fruits, nuttiness, raisins and spices. But I must say this Bowmore is more dominated by smokiness and peat then I’m used to with Bowmore. But it still is a good and palatable nose.
    • Taste
      On the taste however this is another story. Where the nose is fine, the taste is far less pleasant. It’s quite dry and bitter and just not very pleasant. I never did it but still it feels like eating charcoal or something like that.
    • Finish
      Finish-wise this is rather short. In the finish there is a little more room for spices and citrus fruits. The peat in this dram takes care for softening up the young & restless edges. My guess is that the biggest part is relatively young which is compensated by a higher level of peat and a small part of older sherry matured Bowmore.

      This is not particularly something I would look out for to buy a bottle. A 3cl sample was more then enough for me.

  25. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  26. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    better than the first release for my taste. The smoke is well integrated, quite a lot of smoke for Bowmore. However, I would describe him as quite out of round, which suggests a young age.
    • Nose
      Smoky, fruity with cherries, spicy, some oak, light maritime notes, herbs, sweet with caramel
    • Taste
      Smoke, spicy, some sherry, becoming spicy but also sweet. Very slightly fruity. Here, too, the cherries come to the fore
    • Finish
      smoky ashy, spicy sweet with light sherry notes, a bit nutty, later becoming salty.

  27. zzs0529 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    An excellent NAS Bomo
    • Nose
      89 89
      Smell: berries, lychees, mint and leather, warm like Amsterdam cheese, roasted meat with rosemary oil, aroma of roasted pine branches;
    • Taste
      87 87
      Entrance: The smell of smoke is very plump, the aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, woody herbs are the main notes, and the aroma of dried fruits and leather turns to the back, and the sense of smoke gradually occupies your mouth;
    • Finish
      86 86
      End rhyme: medium length, partial dry, smoky temperament, but peat is not prominent in it, accompanied by the bitter taste of some dark chocolate, very fragrant herbal smoky notes.

  28. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  29. maltmitch scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    When I opened the bottle about five months ago, I was still disappointed with the whisky, but a little oxygen seems to have done him good in the meantime.
    It's a little smokier than Bowmore is used to, but if smoke was to be the main essential, I would have expected a little more.
    Ultimately, a nice, round, Bowmore-typical overall impression remains, with a somewhat stronger emphasis on smoke.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Smoky, honey-sweet. Light sherry impression, barbecue sauce
    • Taste
      86 86
      Peaty. Short sweet, then much drier than the sweet smell suggests. Heather and wild berries are gradually finding their place
    • Finish
      86 86
      In the finish, herbs dominate that have recently developed in taste. The whole medium length, then the smoke takes over sustainably.

  30. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  31. Islaywolf scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    An ila the way it has to taste!
    Price / offer: Very good.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  32. LordIslay scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    An outstanding Bowmore for a price under 100€
    Great nose, great taste, great finish!
    Looking forward to the 3. Release!

  33. rolabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  34. claymore84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 12-05-2019.

  35. sherryrauch scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Answer to Bowmore:

    The Bowmore Vault editions do not contain age information; the 50.1% vol. in the Bowmore Vault Edition Second Release are not barrel strengths.

    It is a marriage of First Fill ex-bourbon and First Fill Oloroso sherry barrels as well as refill and hogshead barrels and First Fill red wine barrique barrels.

  36. Balticsailor68 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice smokey Bowmore!!!

  37. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Dry and herbal one, with a little water will be nice.
    • Nose
      Smoke, camphor, bacon, earth and forest fruits.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Herbals, dry oak, citruses, ginger and pepper, forest fruits.
    • Finish
      Medium length, dry, oaky, smoky.

  38. SUSPIRIA.FOX scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      Smoke, some red fruits and mash.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Pungent. Smoke. Red fruits. Alcohol not well integrated. Young and one-dimensional.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium length. Strong. Kind of disappointing.

  39. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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  40. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The peat is a bit stronger here, compared to other traffic jams around the house. A slice of sherry, without it being overbearing, dried fruits and leather. It's salty, the tide is high, seafood close at hand, boutargue, shellfish, periwinkles. Brine. And a woody influence all the same, which gives a certain balance. On the palate, it is silky, more apricots and quinces than blackcurrant, it accompanies the iodized reflections with a nice balance. The spices rise, it's peppery, paprika, turmeric, chili. Long finish that surfs on peat. Earthy limestone, charcoal. Coarse salt that melts on the tongue.

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    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  41. SchottenDicht scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Significantly better than the last edition, which was too young and expressive and above all massively overpriced. Seems like it's learned from it. The price is on a more realistic level and above all: The fabric tastes good. Nice smoky. I am satisfied and positively surprised.

  42. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    In fact, its smoky note is more intense than you would normally expect from Bowmore. That would suit me, who I really like smoky whiskys, very much, if it weren't for this slight doubt as to whether the amount of smoke here shouldn't just mask missing age ...
    Apart from that, it can still be drunk quite well.
    • Nose
      86 86
      For a Bowmore, it has a very intense and pronounced smoke note. In addition warm cherry juice, grapes, raisins, leather. Moist wood, warm, earthy floor. A herbal mix of chervil, mint and parsley. Furniture polish.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Starts with a pleasant creme brulee, cocoa, toffee and hazelnut brittle. Only mildly smoky, but dry and right from the start with a good stack of wood. Slightly bitter herbs slowly work their way forward. A fruit note whose identification is difficult at first, but then turns out to be dried figs and dates. Old leather. After a while, the smoke takes on strength and lies dry on the tongue.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length, dry, smoky. A little fruit is still there, but the focus is on dry wood, some chocolate and smoke in the finish.

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