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Bowmore Dusk

Overall rating
86.54/100
votes
227
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

€ 291.75

29 × in wishlist

227 × member ratings

660 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Dusk

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.54 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. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. 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.

  5. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. SUSPIRIA.FOX scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. gerardsmike scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

      Like his brother Dawn - a very successful combination of a fairly young smoky base and wine barrels, an amazingly solid mole in which, nevertheless, you can clearly trace the wine influence; on the whole it turned out to be more subtle and harmonious in comparison with Down, although slightly losing in power and pressure.
    • Nose
      Calm, cool, light aroma of red wine, light smoke, iodine, sea notes, smoked seafood, a little dried fruit.
    • Taste
      Sweet, wine, tart, astringent oak, smoke and peat in the background, gradually the sweetness goes away and in the end the taste is quite dry, orange peel, kumquats, sour cherries, light smoked tones - smoked chicken, smoked squid;
    • Finish
      Light and airy, spicy with light acidity, dry red wine, weak notes of candy drops, lemon peel.

  9. mer1973 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Daan Tje scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

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