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Bowmore 17-year-old

Overall rating
84.16/100
votes
148
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Label
Stated Age
17 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Sep 2010 4:57 pm
Colored

Average value

€ 107,93

7 × in wishlist

148 × member ratings

323 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 17-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.16 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

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

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  3. 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

  4. kot1803 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. HammerHead scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  6. 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

  7. 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-

  8. Achany scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Fable scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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

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