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Bowmore 1997

Overall rating
92.89/100
votes
11
Whiskybase ID
WB175593
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Frankfurt Travellers Edition
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
First fill Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
32477
Number of bottles
236
Strength
52.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive Airport Frankfurt
Added on
29 Jan 2021 11:11 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 559.00

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1997

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.89 points

  1. FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes von der Bowmore.com Website:

    https://www.bowmore.com/whisky/bowmore-1997-single-cask-release

    Ausgabepreis November 2020: ca. 390€
    A WHISKY DEFINITIVELY SHAPED BY TIME

    This 1997 22-year-old single malt specially selected for Frankfurt travellers has been matured in a single first-fill bourbon hogshead. This rare and exceptional vintage showcases the character of the Bowmore spirit with subtle Bourbon influences.

    Only a small number of single casks are selected from Bowmore’s warehouses to be released each year. Bottled at cask strength, these releases showcase the individuality and beauty of our most precious whiskies.

    Cask No. 32477:

    COLOUR: Burnished gold

    NOSE: Islay peat smoke, vanilla pods and tropical blossom

    TASTE: Baked apple, lemon juice, honey and rich chocolate praline

    FINISH: Lingering spice and floral notes mingle with baked apple on the palate

  2. Al-aid-din scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    On the nose it is a bit restrained with a slightly peaty smoky note and hints of exotic flowers, vanilla and baked apple pie.

    The taste opens up incredibly mild with a fine note of honey, vanilla and caramel with salt - almost reminiscent of cookie dough with a dash of lime ... soft smoke, finely integrated tannin and more cookie dough ...
    The first-fill bourbon character of the hogshead used makes this Bowmore a worthy representative and is reminiscent of the very large bottlings from Vault No.1.
    The finish with finely integrated smoke, spicy notes and an astonishingly flowery character with a beautiful length and harmonious aftertaste underline this impression.
    Scoring: 23-24-25-25

  3. OimKedoim scored this whisky 97 points Newbie

    A really impressive and great taste. Whilst the first few didn’t really get me, this one increases as you try it more often getting better and better making one more enjoying the simple seeming yet really complex taste.

    Rather simple smelling but still distinguished with a smell like a baked pie and a slight smoky note in the end. Don’t be fooled by the simple smell, because the taste will really surprise you.

    A fruity but still impressive taste which fills the whole mouth with a sweet and strong taste.

    The finish, as the smell leaves a slight smoky note, but won’t interfere with the sweet and fruity - apple pie like taste at all. It leaves a warm and cosy feeling.
    • Nose
      95 95
      Rather simple smelling but still distinguished with a smell like a baked pie and a slight smoky note in the end. Don’t be fooled by the simple smell, because the taste will really surprise you.
    • Taste
      99 99
      A fruity but still impressive taste which fills the whole mouth with a sweet and strong taste.
    • Finish
      98 98
      The finish, as the smell leaves a slight smoky note, but won’t interfere with the sweet and fruity - apple pie like taste at all. It leaves a warm and cosy feeling.

  4. Botanist scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    Perfect 100/100

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