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Bowmore Dusk

Overall rating
86.50/100
votes
249
Whiskybase ID
WB216
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Bordeaux Wine Casked
Bottled
2002
Casktype
Claret Casked
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
200 ml 700 ml 750 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5011333400837
Added on
04 Aug 2007 6:21 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 364.78

28 × in wishlist

249 × member ratings

717 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Dusk

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.50 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The influence of the wine barrel is clear, but not so much that it overrides the distillery character. The 50% are optimal. Great Islay malt, there is really nothing to complain about (except for the fact that he is no longer available at an adequate price).
    • Nose
      At the beginning strong wine note. Smoke is very little to make out. Floral and herbaceous, freshly mown grass. Moist clay soil in an old cellar. Old wooden shelves. The smell of canned fruit in mason jars.
    • Taste
      Wild herbs, licorice, salt and pepper, mild smoke. The influence of the wine barrel is clearly noticeable. Grape must and ripe black cherries. At first full and creamy, it gets drier on the tongue over time. The fruit notes fade into the background, old oak planks come.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, with oak, tart herbs, pepper, recurring grapes and mild smoke.

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very pleasant, the drinking strength was hit very well here and somehow it works very well. Very nice ex-standard, it should be happy even today.

    Notes from an online chat tasting
    • Nose
      Starts with light-fruited cough syrup. Now stands first. After maturity a very strong, fruity nose, berries to be exact, but more buttery than at Port. The smoke is gentle but present, ashen. In the background are a few herbs and a colorful flower meadow, both only tender. Warms slightly sour and with an earthy component, slightly stale red wine.
    • Taste
      Mild in the start, but full and quite oily. Sweet with fruity honey and some maple syrup, oak comes to the back with clear tannins. The smoke accompanies the whole thing in a very pleasant way.
    • Finish
      Bitter chocolate makes the beginning, as it goes up salty, greasy notes that had not been announced before. The finish is much longer than the Darkest.

  3. ConvalRen scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant dusty Bowmore, sweet and warming. Like a Christmas cake and mulled wine.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Butter, chocolate chips, raspberry - slightly moldy? Like aged Swiss cheese.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Slow start but picks up, mostly sweet chocolate, toasted sesame, orange zest, lemon, coconut shavings, palm sugar and dehydrated grapes.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Bitter hazelnut. Medium to short, mild yet calming.

  4. pr0mille scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    I wonder if this one can turn over time because I can’t seem to relate to some of the reviews.
    For me, this made me look away my away from maturing in wine casks for a long time as I did not like it, even as Bowmore fan. Soap, foam, soap.
    Was exited to get this one until I tasted it.

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Powerful whisky, intense. A lot of fruitiness, clearly some winecask influence in combination with peatsmoke. Very attractive.
    • Nose
      87 87
      A lot of fruit, red fruits, raisins, prunes, bonfiresmoke, and some sulphur. Tobacco smoke as well. Spicy.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Pretty strong, sweet smoke, pretty tingling mouthfeel, intense. Red fruits, licorice. Some wine influence is noticeable. Some chocolate as well.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Still a little pickering and intense, slight peatsmoke, sweet and fruity, some chocolate as well. Cigar tobacco, pretty long finish.

  6. MasterMork scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  7. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Palindrome scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Didn't care for this one. Tasted like old woman's perfume smells. I had to wonder if it had been tainted some how. Gave it away to a friend. Not recommended.

  10. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

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