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Overall rating
86.78/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Vintage
2003
Bottled
2020
Calculated age
16 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Barrels & Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
1320
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
5060532808326
Added on
14 May 2020 8:54 am by ViViTroNL
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 167.08

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29 × member ratings

59 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Bw8 ElD

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.78 points

  1. Squinugie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  2. HokkaidoUni scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A nice whisky
    • Nose
      86 86
      Caraway, dried moss, cold kiln, hay, salt and sea, a small bit of dried seaweed, a touch of hand moisturizer, lemons, cut grass. With water becomes more seaside
    • Taste
      85 85
      Palate: vanilla, lemons, small citrus hard candies. With water improves, less candy more bitter herbs and guava, vanilla weakens a bit.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Finish: green licorice, lime rinds, crushed daisies, slightly medicinal which outlasts the rest

  3. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Nots by producer:

    This multi-layered Bowmore is a vatting of whiskies distilled between 2001 and 2003. Left to age in ex-bourbon barrels and ex-sherry butts for sixteen to eighteen years, it showcases its classic true-Islay character through a window of tropical fruits and coastal freshness. 1320 bottles produced.

    Tasting Notes;

    Nose
    Grapefruit mixed with brown sugar. A hint of charcoal smoke with baked lemons developing into richer, more pronounced tropical notes of under-ripe mango drizzled with lime juice.

    Palate
    Old-fashioned chocolate limes. Citrus and salt blend together and further richness is delivered by papaya and kiwi. Buttered samphire lends a coastal feel.

    Finish
    A dry, herbaceous finish lingers with wave after wave of kiln smoke.

  4. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately, the nose brings far too little. The distillery character can be heard clearly in the taste, also a pleasant sweetness and tropical fruits. But overall too little sherry content. Unfortunately way too overpriced.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

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