Bowmore 1989 Bourbon Matured

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 411.74

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201 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1989 Bourbon Matured

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.61 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. 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

  3. Allandale scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    jolly good,lovely, 
    • Nose
      youthful aroma with smoking peat embers.
    • Taste
      peat offering,sweetness.fishermentsfriend to smoked cheese

    • Finish
      long with vanilla,and a bit of buttery kipper

  4. Simo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  5. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. MacArthur scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    It's very special, especially after the bottle has been open for a while. It's not a real violet lozenge like the 17 year old white dove label. But already fruity liquorice and probably this "FWP" too. Not for everyone but great for me.

  7. FernetBranco scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Ultra violet note ... amazing. It's a shame that this absolutely unique touch has been lost in the modern Bowmores ... (mMn)
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. pere scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity, a bit of smoke, honey sweetness, peat, a bit of wood tar.
    • Taste
      Quite fresh, sweetish, lavender, not that smoky, a bit of wood tar.
    • Finish
      Fruitiness, oak, a hint of ash, smoke.

  9. GIORGOS scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  10. 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


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