Whiskybase

Bowmore Vault Edit1°N

Overall rating
87.10/100
votes
89
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
Bottle code
L9 212
Barcode
5010496004739
Added on
19 Sep 2019 2:52 pm by N€!$$

Average value

€ 79.71

34 × in wishlist

89 × member ratings

302 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Vault Edit1°N

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.10 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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.

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. tangtang scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    better than the first release for my taste. The smoke is well integrated for Bowmore quite a lot of smoke. 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, a little SHerry, hot but also sweet. Very slightly fruity. Here, too, the cherries appear
    • Finish
      smoky ashy, spicy sweet with light sherry notes, somewhat nutty, later becoming salty.

  10. zzs0529 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    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.

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2018


Forgot your password?

Login