- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- New Label
- Stated Age
- 17 years old
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 26 Sep 2010 4:57 pm
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163 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 17-year-old
16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.25 points
- Difficult dram, moldy wood, light smoke, lots of menthol. Not quite mine (blindly touched).
- a pleasant, spicy Bowmore with a pleasant ripeness and a nice tasty nose, on the palate it looks a bit thin with small sips, but that can be compensated well with a little more in the mouth and longer chewing
Salt, seaweed, oily, spicy, extremely high cinnamon with sugar, cloves, vanilla, tobacco, lilac blossoms, remotely burned car tires
mild, creamy mouthfeel, slightly syrupy, spicy herbaceous sweetness, cloves - slightly numb the tongue, dusty oak notes, resin notes as from freshly sawn wood, white pepper, also here slightly gummy associations, ripe and round
medium long, warming, spicy, sweet, a little drier
- a nice whisky, which comes close to what the paper form promises
However, for 17 years he should be a bit more intense and rich in flavors
but in my opinion does not approach the good darkest
again almost no smoke, just the sea and the spray, sweet oranges, the smoke is a little bit stronger, wet campfire smoke, maybe some resin and a nice Nussigkeit, fresh roasted hazelnut kernels, ripe peach ... now that I'm looking for it, I find the flower meadow, but only very discreetly in the background
Smoke, fruit sweetness, fruit juice occupies the mouth, as a counterpart is then also the oak there, towards the end of the oak takes over the supporting role of the fruit
the smoke stays (finally) longer and keeps the mouth weak even at the finish
- N: Woody and smoky with what appears to be a sherry and bourbon influence presentation. Diesel oil, citrus, salty sweet kelp and smoke that permeates and infuses deep into the wood oils
T: Oily, herbal, salty and malty with a consistent and vibrant delivery and development. Very clean
F: Aniseed, oil, smoke and wood throughout, milky and waxy on the roof of the mouth.
C: Having never got on with Bowmore in a decade of whisky drinking, the last few months has seen that trend change. This 17yo is a little too clean and designer manufactured for me as I do like a few scars and a few more layers. It is however definitely on the right tracks with a good percentage of new casks evident in the mix. Enjoyable drinker but over priced at £100 [Oct ’14].
Scores a B-