Overall rating
92.89/100
votes
83
Whiskybase ID
WB21000
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection - Rare Reserve
Vintage
24.09.1970
Bottled
24.09.2010
Stated Age
40 years old
Casktype
First Fill Oloroso Sherry Butt
Casknumber
4686
Number of bottles
252
Strength
51.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 feb 2011 7:21 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2499.31

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83 × member ratings

51 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bowmore 1970 SV

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.89 points.

  1. JNuyts scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  2. Bartoszwhisky scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Why I rate this whisky 95 points?
    Cuz it tastes like a 95/100 whisky. What a dram!

  3. JacobaEd scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. harriedv scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Incredible whisky, strong and subtle at the same time. Hardly any peat, supernice sherry taste. Lots of fruit, balsamico, sherry of course, brown sugar. A little bit of mint, which I know from nice old Bunna’s. Would have loved this at a slightly higher ABV (55%) but still stellar.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  6. Rosebanker66 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. oppi scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    delicious Sherry and light smoke in beautiful harmony Very round and complex ....

  8. whioli scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    First class dram. From a sample. Should have purchased a bottle when it first came out :(
    • Nose
      A most beguiling nose; thick, sticky, full of apricots, prunes, and some vanilla, mangos and honey dew... and with a few drops of water, an explosion of dark, preserved jams/fruits!
    • Taste
      Literally sparkles with sweet spice and brown sugar!! Some salt comes out but pretty much a continuation of the nose... lots of sweet, overripe dark fruits... a bit of dryness, but nothing can detract from its yumminess!
    • Finish
      Moderately long, a bit of five spice powder comes out; excellent, excellent!

  10. dankin scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Class. Who likes ripe, peaty whiskys, will love this one here.
    • Nose
      Intense mixture of dried fruits, oak and delicate peat. After a while, the peat becomes clearer and overrides the fruitiness, but combines nicely with the sweet sherry.
    • Taste
      Stramon Anrtitt. Dark raisins and dried apricots, a few pretzel sticks. Amazing medical peat for a Bowmore of this age. The oak is wonderfully integrated and not superimposed on such an old whisky from a sherry barrel.
    • Finish
      Glows for a long time, also shows clearly from which island he comes.

  11. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 94 points Super Administrator

    Different from the sixties bowmore I tasted mainly because of the heavy sherry influence. The (lack) of peat suprised me too.
    • Nose
      Lots of paint at first quickly changing to fruits. Cooked fruites and berries. Apricots, peaches, plums and a lot more. Some delicious soot and little hints of smoke. Also a lot of cedar and cigar tobacco.
    • Taste
      Plums. raisins, apricots, honey, beeswax, leather and a sooty. Some motoroil too. Delicious!
    • Finish
      Plums, cigars, leather, old oak, a little dry.

  12. tomy63 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Too bad the nose is really very polished, the result is great.
    • Nose
      a lot of varnish, the rest is well hidden, very balsamic, wood, chocolate, dried fruit (dates, grapes), menthol ?, with water less varnish but very little expressive.
    • Taste
      much better, very thick, lots of red fruits (strawberries, cherries), cooked fruits (plums), very lightly varnished, lots of spices, wood, nuts, orange, apricot jam, tangerine, always a lot of balsamic vinegar, not very dry for an oloroso. It has a sweet / sour fruit side that makes the whisky very greedy and easy to drink. With water citrus fruits are even more present. Small iodized tip, no peat. Fantastic !
    • Finish
      very good length, red fruits, citrus, chocolate, spices, wood.

  13. LordBellamy scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Ingenious dram, really fun. To join my pre-poster: He really does not need to hide from the '60s Bowis, but in comparison, the berries come to bear more than the tropical fruit
    • Nose
      Ultra-complex: berry mix (wild strawberries, raspberry, blueberries, redcurrants) underlined by great Olorosonoten (but not too massive), to light smoky notes and tropical fruit (Haribo Tropi Frutti), slightly spicy oak
    • Taste
      boom - slight oiliness, you can chew good, again many berries, dried fruit, the oak is well over
    • Finish
      For ages, the berries greet again, dry and again spicy oak, but not dominated.

  14. Hugin66 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    gorgeous, does not need to be afraid of the sixties
    • Nose
      Sherry, berries, very light smoke
      sweet pipe tobacco, slightly sour
      Mint candy, pickles in the nose

      Cassis, berries, Likoer
      the aroma of a raspberry roll is in the air
      short pear, honey, elderberry
    • Taste
      slightly smoke, berry, slightly wood, polish, elderberry
    • Finish
      stays for a long time

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