Bowmore 25-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
25 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
03 Aug 2007 8:33 pm

Average value

€ 1276,00

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119 × member ratings

210 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 25-year-old

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.17 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Another flat plate middle ages old Bowmore, how & more to the point why do people get excited by whisky that promises a lot and gives so little enjoyment on the palate?
    • Nose
      85 85
      Smells like cheap sherry mixed with wood varnish at first. I also smell Weetabix so a big cereal note with this one.
      With time in the glass some dried chocolate cake notes emerge (dry like any cake when its been left out to long).
      Prune juice, date and possibly bitter walnuts.
      Not sure about this one, the jury is out?
    • Taste
      70 70
      This is the 3rd old Bowmore in a row that I have had where the palate has been flat, what is going on?
      There is a little fruit but its mainly sour fruit and wood mixed with flat sherry
      I really can`t be bothered to describe this crappy woodiness on the palate.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Decent length with whisps of smoke and some very distant fruit with a little fizz in the distance

  2. SUSPIRIA.FOX scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. nallacam scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    With more percentages, it would have gone towards 92. Nevertheless, a wonderful Bowmore with a pleasantly dirty touch :-)
    • Nose
      92 92
      Cough Syrup, Licorice, Mooder, Torfwiede, Light Peat, Sweet. Tobacco, leather, chamomile, dried mango, musty docks, old fishing nets
    • Taste
      89 89
      Slightly milder than expected (a few percent is missing), peat, ash, salt, dryness
    • Finish
      89 89
      dry, kräutrig, light oak, yummy!

  4. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  5. GIORGOS scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  6. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2006]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 122 Euro in July, 2006.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  My notes state the typical fruity and slightly peaty Bowmore profile but I liked the older editions of the 25 year old Bowmore (Moonlight or Seagull) better...

  7. markkerr02 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Test 059: Bowmore Vertical with Iain McCallum - 060401
    The whisky tested:
    Glass 1 Bowmore 12Y 399: - 0 points Glass 2 Bowmore Enigma 12Y 375: - (100 cl) 6 points Glass 3 Bowmore 16Y, cask strength 650: - 11 points Glass 4 Bowmore 17Y 575: - 33 points Glass 5 Bowmore 25Y 1299: - 49 points Glass 6 Bowmore 30Y 3000: - 4 points
    Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Bowmore 25Y Color Amber Scented fruity, fig tons Taste Mealy-full, nutty, fatty, slightly sweet Aftertaste Long with fattones and smoke tones http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2059%20Bowmore%20Vertikal.html

  8. wheatfield scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Honey gold pour.  Nose is briney, clam water, I`m picturing clam field mud.  Not particularly bright or sharp, but pleasantly costal and honeyed, sweet.  Mouth is nice brine and oyster, horseradish, salt with a sweet malty depth that is very pleasant.  Sweet, honey and English cake.  Finish is pretty long and evolving, the best quality of this.  Refined, well integrated and nice to sip.  As the bottled opened more I really enjoyed the meaty, maritime quality of this.  A winner.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. mmaclean scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Really enjoy this after dinner of Barbeque or something that has been charred a little. This really improves with a couple drops of water and has a chance to open up. There`s smoky, oak, peat, vanilla and a wonderful finish. Enjoy this one now and for future.

  10. QuarterCentury did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A bottling of 25 year old Bowmore introduced in the early years of the

    21st century. Big, fruity and rich with smoke.


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