Bowmore 1964 Fino Cask

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Trilogy Series
Stated Age
37 years old
Fino Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
49.6 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
26 jul 2010 4:32 pm
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 25410.00

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56 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Bowmore 1964 Fino Cask

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 95.63 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Photo Moderator

    Pretty powerful, swims well with water, fruity but also good smoky hints, better than some black bowmores - very good!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Fresh, intense, green fruits, star fruit, green apples, green bananas, limes, little leafy hints, vanilla, stones, minerals, cigar tobacco, whiffs of smoke, hints of honey - great!
    • Taste
      95 95
      Punchy, oily, liquorice, subtle sweetness, tropical fruits, mango, papaya (not too ripe), green bananas, green apples, spices, pepper, herbs, sage, hints of peat and smoke, very dark chocolate, cocoa powder - excellent!
      With water: more fruity, and more creamy
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, warm, fruity, zesty, grapefruits, more herbal

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  3. JasonWhiskyWise scored this whisky 100 points Expert Senior

    I was very fortunate to try this Bowmore 1964 Fino after a couple Bowmore's from the 60's and this dram was on another level. Layers and layers of tropical fruits which keeps evolving, Grapefruit, Passionfruit, Dried Mango & Lychee to name a few.

    On the palate for a whisky which is 37yo there is not presence of the cask being over present, just the flavours working harmoniously together and texture wise, like a extra virgin olive oil as its silky and mouthcoating.

    An exceptional dram and hope I'll be able to try it again in the future and if you are lucky to find a open bottle definitely give this one a try.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I was expecting this to be much better to be honest, I thought water would improve this, but it didn't.
    What I do know is that I recently have had some Glenlochy and Glenugie SV that would smash this Bowmore out the park.
    Another whisky on here and particularly Bowmore that has a massive score it does not deserve IMHO.
    Just to be sure I will re try the 1964 Bowmore Gold next to compare,
    The nose is by far the best part.
    • Nose
      90 90
      You can smell the depth of profile on show here, it is a bowl of stewed exotic fruits with mango & peach to the fore mixed with a little banana and guava.
      Lots of sticky tears on the inside of the glass, I am expecting good things here but lets leave it open to the air for a minute.
      There is something akin to sweet creosote here and then I find some orange and freshly sawn wood.
      Yes this is a nice old nose.
      The more you leave the glass open to the air, the more it evolves.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Slightly flat and not that sweet to be honest so I will add a little water.
      Yes, water has opened this up and its definitely sweeter, with the fruit coming through but its also a little dry.
      Faint bitterness from the wood which is growing but it is old, so to be expected.
      Quite creamy with a little water and some sweet peat with the fruit coming back but more bitter fruit now, maybe bitter is the wrong word more stewed to death which has reduced the sweetness somewhat, that sort of thing.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Finish is ok, but the wood is starting to sing now and pushes the fruit away,

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Tropical fruits everywhere, just amazing.

  6. Johan Van Samang scored this whisky 99 points Expert Senior

    Together with Bowmore 1966 Samaroli Bouquet, one of the best whisky`s ever bottled.

  7. Furtia scored this whisky 98 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Wow! Tropical fruit party here: banana, guava, passion fruit,
      coconut. Subtle peat smoke and pepper that altogether create an elegant
    • Taste
      That elegant perfume on the nose becomes a exquisite ambrosia on the
      palate. Creamy custard and vanilla. Fresh fruit parade again!: peaches,
      passion, coconut, guava, banana, lemon, pink grapefruit;  charcoal
      smoke, seawater, flower water (orange flowers, almond flowers, and
      ...rose petal? Great!), wax and hints of coffee. Amazing. All this
      complexity of flavours perfectly adjust to each other into a delicate
      body... Oh my!
    • Finish
      Very long. Up to this point I can say it's a unique A+ whisky that
      leaves no one indifferent at all. There's firstly a subtle bonfire smoke
      that come to light a humongous fruit outburst over and over again...
      what a terrific liquid!! dare say the best I have ever had?

  8. QuarterCentury did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This special bottling was released as part of the legendary 1964 Bowmore Trilogy series along with the Oloroso and Bourbon expressions.


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