Bowmore 17-year-old

Overall rating
84.27/100
votes
186
Whiskybase ID
WB18372
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Label
Stated Age
17 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010496100820
Added on
26 sep 2010 4:57 pm
Colored

Average value

€ 165.43

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186 × member ratings

396 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bowmore 17-year-old

16 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.27 points.

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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
    • Nose
      Salt, seaweed, oily, spicy, extremely high cinnamon with sugar, cloves, vanilla, tobacco, lilac blossoms, remotely burned car tires
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      medium long, warming, spicy, sweet, a little drier

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  3. FuturePerfect scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    A classic Bowmore whose smoke is built in well and pleasantly, but which gets in the way of the 43% alcohol. With 46% or more a lot more would have been possible.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Good solid Bowmore, no misses, clean.
    • Nose
      Dry Mediterranean Herbs, Rosemary, Thyme, Forest Honey, Baked Apple, Burnt Brown Sugar, Salt, Hint of Nutmeg, Fennel, Licorice
    • Taste
      Fennel, liquorice, baked apple, rosemary, nutmeg, salt, black pepper, thyme, pepper, hint of mint, leather, BBQ, toasted oak
    • Finish
      Bacon, dirty malt, liquorice, ginger, pepper, medium length

  5. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. ChrisE scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Difficult dram, moldy wood, light smoke, lots of menthol. Not quite mine (blindly touched).

  8. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. kot1803 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. HammerHead scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  11. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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
    Easy drinking
    but in my opinion does not approach the good darkest
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      the smoke stays (finally) longer and keeps the mouth weak even at the finish

  12. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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-

  13. Achany scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  14. Fable scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  15. ASWhisky scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    much less violet oil than the two older bottlings but still very weak
    all short and little depth of potion for a 17y
    72 out of 100 points
    not a bad whisky but not really good either
    • Nose
      Smoke, salt, sea, deodorant spray from the atomizer
      please no more violet oil ....
    • Taste
      a lot of chocolate, violet oil, but less than the two older bottlings and more in the background
    • Finish
      medium
      Malt sweet and chocolate

  16. Angelos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Bourbon casks are quite unusual for Bowmore. Anyway... a nice one!
    • Nose
      Wonderful aromatic and quite sweet peat not medical (normally i do not find the medical version in Bowmore whiskys), vanilla and toffee, milk chocolate maybe even nougat
    • Taste
      Clear peat, but involved in a wonderful caramel note, honey, less fruits but more sweetness, memories of bourbon
    • Finish
      Long, sweetness of caramel remains. the caramel gets more sweet.... later i can identify a kind of metallic but pleasant note. Maybe this is just my imagination!

  17. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    This is, because of its rounded creamy character, a very pleasant
    whisky.
    • Nose
      The nose reveals sweet peat and a touch of brine at the very beginning.
      The fruit, which translates into dark berries and caramelized apples, is rather
      discreet. Some vanilla and milk chocolate. Only slightly medicinal. Quite
      nutty. I am thinking hazelnuts and almonds. Very accessible and pleasant.
    • Taste
      It is very creamy on the palate, with smoke, burnt malt, toffee, white
      pepper, honey and some fruit, the dark version. Salted farmer butter. No doubt
      there are some sherry cask in the mix. Midpalate it turns salty and peaty. Nice
      development.
    • Finish
      While the finish is not overly long, it is very pleasant indeed. The
      sweet fruit and spices, but also a lot of peat, end in a touch of tobacco
      leaves and coffee.

  18. fudodachi scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    The body is oily, mouthfeel thick. (No notes on the color.)
    • Nose
      Something unidentifiable but very American -- a mall is as close as it gets in my nostrils. Warm fudge, smoke. Vanilla. Very good.
    • Taste
      Slightly biting. Spiciness. Sweetness. Smoke.
    • Finish
      Splendid, mellow. Smoke returns beautifully from downstairs after several minutes.

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