Overall rating
87.91/100
votes
59
Whiskybase ID
WB1666
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Jack Wiebers Whisky World (JW)
Bottling serie
Old Train Line
Vintage
04.1997
Bottled
01.2008
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
European Oak Cask
Casknumber
4731
Number of bottles
384
Strength
53.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 apr 2008 5:25 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 429.00

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Whisky reviews for Bowmore 1997 JW

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.91 points.

  1. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Bowmore 11 yo 1997/2008 (53.9%, Jack Wieber, Old Train Line, cask #4731, 384 bottles)

    I like these labels that look like old stock certificates... (or like old Readers Digest mailpieces)

    Colour: pale gold.

    Nose: starts with coffee and vanilla fudge but then it’s the expected ‘new Bowmore’ cortege that spreads out. Sea air, kelp, peat smoke but also beech and pine tree smoke, wet stones, roots, moss (no mustiness, though), liquorice sticks and fresh mint. Pure, crisp, clean Bowmore. Rather brilliant I must say. Whiffs of fermenting hay coming through after a moment.

    Mouth: let’s face it, if you don’t like resinous flavours this isn’t for you. Much more unusual than on the nose, with unexpected notes of rosemary, thyme, cough pastilles, rubber, heavily infused green tea, concentrated lemon juice, liquorice... And something unusually medicinal. Camphor? Gets spicier after that, with more pepper, mint, coriander, something like basil (?)... And more liquorice. Extremely concentrated in fact, and maybe even smokier than usual.

    Finish: did I mention salmiac? And something like... Hydrocarbon?

    Comment: extremely assertive, and very interesting. A big, big effective young Bowmore that won’t take any prisoners. Get ready – and don’t expect to be able to taste anything but a Port Ellen Rare Malts after this one.

    SGP:156 – 90 points.

    whiskyfun.com

  2. Th3WhiskyColl3ctor scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

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