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Bowmore 25-year-old

Overall rating
91.08/100
votes
38
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Seagulls - Old label
Stated Age
25 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Feb 2011 4:46 pm

Average value

€ 726.00

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38 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 25-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.08 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    ranking: 1.Mund, 2.Nase, 3.Abgang he has a delicate but klompexe nose the mouth is quite fantastic and special the finish was unfortunately disappointing (not bad)
    I wonder how he would have been at the age of 20 or 18 unfortunately I had to deduct points for the departure
    Yes, I was in Heaven for a while
    • Nose
      right after pouring, without movement
      ripe dusty blueberries

      after a while, with movement
      old leather like licorice in sweet sherry
      salty
      the ripe blueberries, oily seaweed,
      Tart tanins as found in blackthorn juice
      as almond-like as the smell of white sloe blossom in spring
      comfrey

      overall a pleasantly sweet harmony with soft barrel notes in the background
    • Taste
      a cool, smooth start
      very noble
      on your tongue you feel the smooth skin of the fruits
      bright sherry that stood open for a long time, leather, dust, raisins
      It forms herbal notes and slightly ethereal-medicinal notes
      on the palate, all the aromas dissolve into a sweet, sweetish liquid
      Your mouth becomes moister / drooling
      Stave wood in a charming old way is discreet on the palate
      a delicate bitter note mingles with licorice maritime notes
    • Finish
      medium the beautiful notes fade away quietly and quietly as if something had been lost After a while, the sweet mouth becomes bitter

  2. Deloti scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. aphex scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful nose, complex and evolving. Palate is not on the same level, weaker, simpler and violet-y (but not too overwhelming fortunately). Well... I don't like violets in my whisky but this nose...
    • Nose
      92 92
      Gentle. Leather, old dusty books, dried fruits (raisins, prunes), dark berries, tobacco in the background. With time, honey, coastal and mentholated notes. Bonfire smoke. Pine and a few aromatic herbs maybe.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Dried and jammy fruits. Dark chocolate, coffee. Pepper and oak. Herbal notes... and the infamous violets.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium, drying, herbal.

  4. Deloti scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2004]  I had this during the 5th Anniversary Tasting of MaRa at Limburg.

    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 90.  My notes state a soft nose on strong currants aromas with some phenols, caramel and salt.  It coats the mouth.  The taste is very smooth and gentle with additional coffee beans and caramel flavours.  All very balanced.  The finish is rather short but nicely sticky.
     
    The line-up of this tasting was absolutely stunning:

    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/20560/bowmore-25-year-old
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/1222/tamnavulin-1966-forrester
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/81686/highland-park-1956
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/17254/macallan-1958
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/37427/talisker-12-year-old
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/14320/springbank-1966-private-bottling
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/1290/ardbeg-1976-cask-2396
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/28465/ben-nevis-1966
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/7297/bowmore-1956
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/764/ardbeg-ten-cask-strength

    Yes, this was flabbergasting even by the high standards of the early 2000's...

  6. Furtia scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      84 84

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