Overall rating
88.24/100
votes
85
Whiskybase ID
WB175255
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bottling serie
MoS Warehouseshop
Vintage
2002
Bottled
2020
Calculated age
17 years old
Casktype
Refill PX Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
MoS 20053
Number of bottles
202
Strength
53.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 jan 2021 10:16 pm by DerSchreckliche
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 389.00

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85 × member ratings

71 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bowmore 2002 MoS

12 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.24 points.

  1. Islaysmoke scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The expectations of the MOS Bowmore, also because of the price, were high. Too high. For me, this MOS bottling did not manage to meet my expectations again.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. ThorstenH scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I love Bowmore, but I don't find anything exceptional about this one. He is drinkable, nice, but not necessarily recognizable as Bowmore, especially not 17 years.
    Smoky note under the sherry cask. More chocolate than fruit. In the finish, the sherry with the smoke forms a very great combination.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very well done
    • Nose
      89 89
      Hospital, swimming pool, gauze bandage with iodine, maritime and mineral, liquorice and salmiak
    • Taste
      88 88
      Green smoke, earthier fermented moss, also mineral and medicinal in the mouth, woodruff, unripe honeydew melon like the Chinese have for dessert, liquorice
    • Finish
      89 89
      the medicinal character settles in the mouth and throat for a long time

  4. Kawa_ZX6 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I had high expectations, but these sadly weren't fulfilled. Much better Bowmore from MoS exist out there, one expects a nice sherry influence from a refill PX cask - by the way, could it get any better than such a cask? - but the cask comes out more like an exhausted one that just gave the whisky a nice color.

    Distillery character fights with the oak and the sharp sweetness, not easy to drink and for me considering the price, far away from good.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. nomad_soul scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. _Glenseileach_ scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Malthead_80 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. mema82 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. LeChiffre scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    In the mouth, ashy-smoky and peppery-spicy aromas are in the foreground. If I had not necessarily recognized as Bowmore blindly, a somewhat younger Caol Ila could also be, for example.

    Much too expensive for what is offered. Very tasty but also exchangeable, for almost 200 euros I expect more. You can get something similar in a glass for <100 euros. Taking this into account, almost 87 points.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Mondrian scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Quite a disappointment to be honest. I have now tried both the Spiegelau Snifter and Blender's Glass - there is not much of Bowmore to be felt in either.

    The nose is biting, chalky-lemony smoke, exactly the nose that we get all the time with the young "Secret Islay" things. No earthiness, no floral notes, that sometimes goes in the direction of Ledaig or Port Charlotte. Much too pushy for a Bowmore.

    Just as biting in the mouth as if it were another Secret-Islay. Where are the 18 years? I had "calibrated" with a 17 and 18 before, so I expect a little more variety. I'm at a loss where this flat smokiness comes from. Either my sample is messed up, or a finish killed the character. It is a mystery to me.
    In the finish, cheap peat predominates, which is okay with young Caol Ila or Lagavulin, but then I reach for the Scarabus and not a 180 euro bottle.

  11. didi1893 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Hallelujah, this Bowmore really is a chameleon! The nose impresses with its harmonious and balanced style, grapes and berries, peat and smoke, citrus fruits and chocolate, mild and gentle. In contrast to the nose, the taste is dominated by wood and peppery sharpness with burnt wood tones and fly ash, salty and maritime, I miss the fruitiness of the nose a little. The smoky and peaty base note of the taste is reflected in the creamy aftertaste, the nutty note towards the end still inspires me. A really fine drop!

    23/22/23/23 (91P)
    • Nose
      Light amber shines in the Premium Snifter, many small "legs" loosen from the streaks adhering to the glass wall ... When you nosing for the first time, minimal roasted aromas and steamed dried fruits come into their own hints of earthy peat and peat smoke emerge, a maritime pinch refreshes the nose with nuances of mint and menthol. Gradually the nose opens and releases more aromas. Salted caramel, raisins and dates, sour cherries and blackberries, crumbs of dark chocolate, zest from lemon peel and a few drops of grapefruit juice. Mineral, earthy, fruity, maritime, gentle and well balanced, the Bowmore is playing all the trump cards and I am really enthusiastic!
    • Taste
      Tart, burnt wood tones flow with dark and dried fruits over the tongue, smoky peat and spicy wooden elements come into their own. Caramelized sugar is combined with sweet grapes and berries, coarse grains of salt melt on the tongue while a peppery heat tickles the tip of the tongue. Suddenly my saliva is stimulated, discreetly sharp wood tones crackle and tingle on the palate, hints of fly ash and citrus fruits pass with cozy warmth through the throat, after a few moments hazelnuts and dark earth tones stick to the tongue. Raisins and dates dominate the second sip, cherries and blackberries appear, a touch of tart citrus fruit, dark chocolate and a few drops of espresso follow before peppery and woody heat spreads on the palate and stimulates the saliva. Pearls dance on the tongue, subtle spiciness massages the palate and tongue, a touch of fly ash and embers, salt and maritime influences, peat smoke and earth tones, spicy and sometimes creamy wood notes follow.
    • Finish
      Earthy peat and dried fruits float creamy in the saliva, hazelnuts stick to the tongue while the fading sharpness ends in spicy wood tones. Nutty, slightly earthy and peaty, in the background there are soft smoke tones and dried mint with meadow herbs and zest of lemon peel. The nutty aftertaste fades after a few minutes and leaves spicy wood tones on the palate.

  12. tommi71 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

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