Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection - Rare Reserve
Stated Age
40 years old
First Fill Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
43.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
22 feb 2011 4:45 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3334.80

41 × in wishlist

46 × member ratings

42 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bowmore 1970 SV

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.66 points.

  1. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The aroma is amazing, but the taste is even better
    you want more and more and more
    you can not get enough
    with every sip
    the sky is near, very close
    • Nose
      what a brilliant nose
      dark and heavy
      a cooked compote of plums and cherries
      Oranges, sliced, splashes of juice from the flesh and the essential oil of the shell hit your face
      next to it nuts and almonds are dusted with cocoa
      an old piece of wood, swollen by the salty seawater
      gently a touch of fresh mashed mint blows around your nose
    • Taste
      the journey starts from the beginning
      gentle and elegant
      the freshness and sweetness of the orange as well as the fruitiness of the cherries
      Sea water, ancient wood
      everything is there at the same time
      it can be guessed that there must have been a campfire there a long time ago; only scanty remains, but still, there was one
      your tongue vibrates with passion
      you give yourself completely to her
      everything around you moves into the distance
      only here and now, only this moment is important
    • Finish
      the impression remains long
      only slowly does the memory fade into the distance

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  3. Schollus scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Nose: blood orange and grapefruit in hard cheese with dark chocolate, phenols, sulphur, fruity-fresh
    Palate: Chocolate, espresso, leather, thyme, white balsamic, herb liqueur
    Finish: incense-herbal, peppermint, woody-molasses

  4. Rosebanker66 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Not tropical but a very complex dram nuts bitter orange grapefruit herbs, subtle smokiness, delicious

  6. Gloin scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Smell : smoke and sherry fight for supremacy. Even though the smoke is not very strong (in the ppm sense), it is very present. The sherry is dark and sweet and almost goes towards PX instead of Oloroso. Behind it is a recognizable nuttiness, I find my almonds. After the nose can fade out the smoke, even light citrus come through, rather sweet than sour; Oranges. A delicate saltiness reminiscent of the sea. Everything is very subtle and closely interwoven. The alcohol is imperceptible.

    Taste : Sherry and some spicy oak, the smoke is weaker than in the nose, but the citrus notes are clearer and the sea is more evident with a slight "Modrigkeit". Everything is tightly woven on the palate and the individual tastes are difficult to separate. The oak is more restrained than you can expect after 40 years in a first-filled sherry barrel, but still in the taste of the decisive note. The whisky is very elegant, dry, less intense. Age has made him mature and round.

    Finish : The finish is dry and allows the tongue to stick to the palate. The sherry brings dark cherries and the oak brings dark dark chocolate (85% cocoa). The finish is long and at the very end comes back some smoke that does not want to go anymore.

    Conclusion : A huge whisky that can be explored for hours. He is different than I expected, quieter, more elegant and no intense sherry bomb. It is a pity that after the 40 years not more than 43.2% are left, that would have been good for him. The whisky is so complex that my taste buds wave the white flag. My taste horizon is not enough to fully open the whisky. Actually, that's why I should not award any points , but I'll do it anyway. I have 92 points

  7. ASWhisky scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    yes! I was in heaven 
    • Nose
      ein altes Stück Holz vollgesogen mit salzigem Meerwasser
      bestrichen mit klebrigem dicken Sherrysirup
      das bissige Meerwasser lässt Dich an die See denken
      dunkle Pflaumen erinnern Dich an schweren spanischen Sherry
      Orangen an Spanien
      ein spanisches Sherry Fass auf seiner Fahrt nach Schottland..
      Du willst es wissen und trinkst
    • Taste
      wow.. alles ist glatt und kühl
      seidenweich wie die Haut einer prallen Pflaume
      die Deine Zunge umspielt
      als wolle sie nicht auseinander gehen
      öffnet sich
      und überwältigt Dich
      mit ihrem süßen fruchtigen Fleisch
      das sich perfekt mit dem Salz des Meeres mischt
      einmal frisch wie Orangen
      dann reif wie ein dunkles Fass vor dem Öffnen
      alles wird zu einem rauchigen Glühen im Rachen
      Du willst sofort mehr
    • Finish
      die reife Pflaume
      glatt und seidig
      das dunkle Fass wird etwas bitter
      Salz an Deinen Lippen und ein Schmunzeln über das was bleibt
      süß - Orange – Schokolade im leeren Fass


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