Overall rating
Single Malt
The Whisky Barrel (TWB)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
17 years old
1st Fill Oloroso Hogshead
Number of bottles
54.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Commemorating the 51st Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, 1969
Added on
20 May 2020 8:49 am by Whisky_Addicted
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 311.78

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36 × member ratings

97 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 2002 TWB

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.68 points

  1. edward122765 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    The dark color reveals the amber-colored sherry wine. After the opening of the bottle, the elegant aroma slowly climbs out of the bottle. Dry nutty oloroso style. Ripe jam and Corinthian raisins, with the taste of chocolate. The balanced dried fruit pervades the smoky air.
    Nose: The modern Bowmore and sherry may sometimes be an interesting combination, this taste is very good, walnut, chocolate sherry, raisins, fruit bread and smoke. Water use: earth, burlap, plenty of dark chocolate, tar. Mouth: Rich chocolate flavor, espresso, jam, pipe tobacco, walnuts. Oak flavor, strong black tea. well! Water use: There are now some fruits appearing. Red fruit jam, peaches and dried apricots. Has begun to balance well. There is more sweetness of cola, more spicy flavor of chocolate and spices. Finish: Long time heating. Comment: This is a combination of sherry and peat, dancing instead of fighting.

  2. DerSchreckliche scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Issue price £ 150.

  3. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    For me it fits quite well with the sherry handfilled bottlings of the last few years, a top bowmore and for me as a fan of the combination Rauch + Sherry it was a direct hit.
    • Nose
      It is clear that this Bowmore got a good hint of sherry, raisins, a lot of tobacco, nice spicy smoke, a clear citrus overtone, no, I correct for mint, chocolate, a little iodine, also plums, because sometimes too much acid with for raisins, the typical Bowmore violet flavor is also hinted at, but not really penetrating, but more complementary, nuts, almonds, very light roasted aromas, time is good for him and he becomes more and more pleasing, chocolatier, smoke and sherry harmonize better and better, very complex and multi-layered, the sherry influence leaves room for the Bowmore
    • Taste
      oily, straight sherry, raisins, dark chocolate, a dash of espresso, the smoke here is a secondary scene, in places quite sweet, would have been more likely to have typed on a PX, for chewing, very easily liquorice, the second sip is a little more settled and not quite so sweet, now also nuts and slightly hinted toasted aromas, slightly floral, great
    • Finish
      at the back he accelerates again and gets more intense, some salt on the tip of the tongue, raisins, light minty smoke on the palate, ash, very pleasant

  4. dumdi_san scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Issue price at TWB website was GBP 150 + shipping

  5. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  6. RedLove scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Colour is very dark

    Nose- Shy at first then waves of chocolate, followed by smoke, oak and soft spice.

    Taste- Big impact of sherry and chocolate. Dried fruits, oak, more chocolate and low-medium level smoke.

    Finish- Fading smoke, slightly drying with a pleasant long lingering sweet spice and english breakfast tea.

    Quite a curious bowmore. Nose starts of very shy and then whack, big impact on nose and taste. Less smoke than expected and postively complex. Very good!

  7. voodoochile scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A nice one indeed. Lots of Sherry and it needs its time. Raisins, leather, honey, dark red fruits. Sweet and elegant but leaves your mouth a little dry with a mineral aftertaste. It is a long finish but i am missing something. Could be a little more balanced. Not a fan of the mineral aftertaste.

  8. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Bowmore 17 yo 2002/2019 ‘One Small Step’ (54.6%, The Whisky Barrel, first fill oloroso sherry hogshead, cask #TWB1010, 270 bottles) Five stars

    I would have called this baby One Small Sip instead, but there, that would have lacked steam and glory. Now oloroso and peat, tremble, mere mortal… Colour: dark amber. Nose: phew, that worked. Fumes and pinewood smoke, boosted miso, metal polish, heavy menthol, embrocations, heady Dutch liquorice, oxtail soup, Bovril, proper old balsamico, and rather cooked blackberries at the fruit department. And peonies at the flowers’. With water: more earth, more miso, more old pu-ehr, more pipe tobacco. Mouth (neat): pretty amazing, almost all on some raspberry ganache made with dark bitter chocolate and wild raspberries. Just a tad monolithic when neat, perhaps, but superb. With water: the Bowmoreness comes out, with some salt, seashells, wakame, kippers, lime, cracked pepper, tamarind jam (that’s not the distillate, mind you)… Finish: very long, with more pepper and bitter chocolate. Green pepper. Black tobacco in the aftertaste – sucking your untipped Gauloise. Comments: brilliant. Cellar for ten years and you’ll have a shining star (if not Black Bowmore, ha-ha).

    SGP:367 - 90 points.



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