Bowmore 1989 Bourbon Matured

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited 1989 Edition
Stated Age
16 years old
134 Bourbon Casks
51.8 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
03 Aug 2007 8:12 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 407,48

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1989 Bourbon Matured

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.32 points

  1. Gloin scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    The smell is idiosyncratic and might be nice if it did not look artificially like a woman with too much perfume. Unfortunately it gets worse afterwards. The taste and the finish leave the impression of bath foam, artificial and unpleasant. The very heterogeneous reviews have made me curious. Unfortunately, I can not recommend the whisky in any way umd must classify me at the bottom of the ratings.
    • Nose
      Sweet, tender smoke, vanilla, flowers (are the violets?), Anise, perfume-like, buttery, somehow artificially and put on, soap, with time I get used to it and the notes are fruity and grassy.
    • Taste
      Strong onset, sharpness on the tongue, and then it is extraordinary, but unfortunately not good: soapy, bitter, artificial, behind it a little citrus, dry, slightly salty
    • Finish
      Dry smoke, bitter, woody, gum, again soapy.

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately not really mine. Much too flowery and grassy and that is not really contrary. With water it gets worse.
    • Nose
      75 75
      grassy, ​​fresh, quite edgy, lots of alcohol, vanilla, quite a bit smoke, yes, the said violet note is there, but not dominant, really very floral, the whole nose is occupied, some oak
    • Taste
      73 73
      oily, also very floral, hay, sweet, now the violet becomes clearer, some oak, for a short while I had chocolate, some vanilla, here also lighter ashen smoke,
    • Finish
      77 77
      Vanilla and flowers, that's good enough so summary, above that lies a slight smoke veil

  3. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
      smoke, spices
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78
      long, spices, pepper

  4. juberdk scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Archer scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. Archer scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Bowmore with a difference. The artificial sweetness is unexpected and unpleasant at first. It goes by with time, but the memory remains on the tongue. An interesting whisky that I'm glad I did not have to call a bottle.
    • Nose
      Fruity and herbaceous at the beginning, only a little smoke. Daisies and some violet scent. In addition the approach of a Heunote. Sweet honey, milk chocolate and toffee.
    • Taste
      A very artificial sweetness spreads throughout the mouth. Has at the beginning similarity with so many Spülmittelote older Springbank. Very dry. Halbbittere herbs occur and push the artificial bath additive sweet in the background. Spicy oak ensures a pleasant dryness.
    • Finish
      Medium long and dry, with oak, a rest of rinsi and some honey.

  7. lukeboone scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Jeep51 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The nose is difficult to define and sleep totally off the beaten track. The rest, although more traditional, is not without interest. Far from there
    • Nose
      Poultry broth, rusks. Very surprising is not it? There is a lot of depth, it's fat. Yes that's right, a good big broth not defatted and butter a little rancid. Very light OBE (metal) and wet cardboard and more distant some smoked fruits.
    • Taste
      Licorice chews, cold ashes, cigarette smoke and herbs. Very powerful and very nice.
    • Finish
      Long cigarette and ashes. Saline.

  9. rottendon scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A slightly pepped 12er with matching drinking strength and powerful board in the finish. So I like that too, but feel neither violet nor soap (so really just a touch) as unpleasant.

    Notes from an online chat tasting
    • Nose
      Actually, a typical, clean Bowmore Bourbonnase, nothing surprising and nothing that bothers. Relatively mild in the smoke, I think. Dry herbs I find very suitable, otherwise ashy smoke, a little vanilla and with imagination also a little sea air. When heated, it becomes more intrusive. Too much marjoram in the herb mix!
    • Taste
      I still like it very well, but I already have a beautiful oak tree in my luggage. Ostensibly a slightly dry, malty sweetness and a few violets. But not too much for me. The alcohol is certainly very well involved, but I find him a bit metallic, bizzels like that.
    • Finish
      Goes much more bitter when he came, the finish is not ünbvermäßig long and leaves a slightly sweet, labbidden feeling on the tongue. I can not find soap though. Well, maybe ...

  10. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Very interesting, idiosyncratic, and does not guarantee anything to enemies of the Bowmore violet note. I like it, but I can understand it well if I belong to a minority. ;-)
    • Nose
      strong, sweet & kräutrig (vanilla, a little honey, old dry herbs), slightly pungent (alcohol), with some water comes yellow fruit, citrus notes, a hint of pineapple, mango, honey banana, the herb gets green and grassy, ​​slightly salty freshness , no violet ...
    • Taste
      ... but here - violets, a bit soapy, a bit bitter, behind them vanilla, dark chocolate, citrus fruit ... or rather orange peel / lemonade ... I do not really recognize smoke, you could interpret the bitter notes as a bit ashy
    • Finish
      long, here is smoke / ash, plus coffee, white Haribo bear ... and a rest of violet soap ... pretty dry


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