Bowmore 1968 DT

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
The Whisky Fair
Stated Age
35 years old
Number of bottles
40.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Fair 2004
de Germany
Added on
24 jan 2008 5:19 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3367.34

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Whisky reviews for Bowmore 1968 DT

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.72 points.

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Very fruity on tropical fruits and grapefruit finish, excellent

  2. ctu scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Another amazing fruit bomb from the 60's. 92/93.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Huge fruit basket, honey, peat, citruses, lacquered wood and hay.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Creamy. Peat, lot of exotic fruits, citruses, mint, earl grey tea, spicy oak and cocoa.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, fruity, dry.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Another really good late 60`s Bowmore.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Similar to the 1968 centenary 32 year OB, a fruity 60`s Bowmore nose with some maritime peat.
      A basket of stewed fruit, fresh pineapple, mango, bitter apple (tart Granny Smiths),
      There is also a little honeycomb and wafer and hints of Lucozade mixed with a little fresh cream
    • Taste
      91 91
      Slightly flat at first but quite a lot of creamy peat and then a mini explosion of all the fruit the nose hinted at but like the 68 centenary it is a little drying and there is also a faint hint of lime on this one.
      The fruit mixes with the peat nicely and a there is a faint menthol note
    • Finish
      92 92
      This is not as drying on the finish as the 86 32 year centenary and the fruit lasts a little longer

  4. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Already a beautiful and very own malt, has diminished in the mouth of the nose but a bit, would have been good 5-6% more well tolerated.
    • Nose
      Interesting, exciting sweetness, has something of rotten apple, already really mushy, old pineapple pieces, incense sticks, old, dusty leather, a little cardboard as well, shrubs in the forest with soil still on it, Earl Gray tea, back nice fresh lemon and Grapefruit
    • Taste
      Much lighter than expected, rather light to medium body, Old Moor, Earth, very extreme, Black Tea, Earl Gray as well, Grapefruit, Dry Leather, Dark Chocolate, Ginger and Gentle Oak with some Brown Sugar, Black Bread
    • Finish
      Medium to long, the sweetness with the sugar and ginger, as well as some tannins remain

  5. tebond968 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Bowmore 35y 1968/2004, 40.5%, DT for The Whisky Fair, cask 3818, 150 bottles - Islay - 88/100
    And for those who did not have enough fruit, there was still a Bowmore 1968 on the program. Bowmore 1968, that's tropical fruit. Much of it in the nose. Wet hay too. Little sweet. Taste is very soft (ok, barely 40%), sweet and fruity. Besides the tropical conditions also some citrus. After a while, blossoms come through. Long aftertaste. Yummy? Certainly, but lacks the complexity of the 1966 distillates. I put the latter mainly because it's chic, not that I drank Bowmore a lot of years ago. With 88 points for me the least scoring dram. Yes, a Bowmore 1968.

  6. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 600 € at Whiskyauction in Jan. 2015

  7. MaltMartin scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    These old Bowmore are always a treat. Very characteristic as well.
    • Nose
      Typical late 1960's Bowmore nose. Tropical fruit of pineapples, grapefruits and peaches intermingled with a little bit (ahum) cat piss. Dustiness.
    • Taste
      Quite soft and gentle. This one is juist 40,5%. Bitter-sweet fruitiness. Oranges and tangerines. Ginger. Delicate oak. Slightly peppered.
    • Finish
      Long. Marmelade and some wood. Complex.


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