- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- red stripe on capsule
- Stated Age
- 21 years old
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 10 Mar 2011 11:21 am
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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 21-year-old
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.26 points
- There must be different batches of this bottling, mine ( from a sample) was soapy, shame as the nose was pretty enticing
- Sea salt with toffee, and more fruit that I expected. A very subtle level of peat, and the added fusion of sherry and minerals gives it quite a distinct profile, which is both rich but also nuanced. Slight drawback is that it's a bit thin on first arrival on the palate, but quickly the fruity oils kick in and the finish is very long, integrated and satisfying.
- This is really a pity - there was a really bad period in the 80s when Bowmore produced some horrible flowery and soapy bottlings (watch out for the glass printed bottled) and this one seems related to that period.
So far the 21yo from 1972 with 49.1% abv for Germany was by far the best 21yo ( https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/22057/bowmore-1972 )
Acacia honey, dried fruits, little grassy and leafy, whiffs of smoke, sugar cane, toasted bread - great!
Oily, sirupy, little sweetness, little fruity ........ and then the flowery and soapy note kicks in - not even water helps - unfortunately this ruins pretty much all of the rest
Medium long, warm, the flowery and soapy notes fade away but too late
- After tasting this I understand why some malt mates are missing the old Bowmore.
Tasted 3 cl sample
- This is a truely after dinner dram, with a lot of dimension and depth. A dreamers tale!!
very light briny/peaty notes, some sweet notes, liqeur-cake, marzipan, orange, chocolaty notes (reduced: fruity, soft, with a lot of sweet pastry)
light, soft, sweet pastry flavors, a nice briny touch very subtle (reduced: soft, slightly sweet, juicy with a light sherry dryness)
one word: beautiful. slightly spicy and warm with lots of flavors passing by.
- When i opend the bottle, at a blind tasting, we all Liked it a lot (average rating 90/91 points); big old Islay character, verry coastal, big sherry, cigaresmoke, peaty. Nobody had any complaints about lavender or catpee. when the bottle was open for a couple of weeks to my horor these (off)notes showed up, but in the end never managed to dominate what still stands as a great old whisky. On the subject of packaging; i really love the old seagull label bottles, but have you ever seen such a hideous presentation box? Big black plastic with a verry fake woodstructure and under the silklook crackling plastic lining you hear and feel the styrofoam filling squeaking. I love it!