- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Port Casked
- Number of bottles
- 56.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Added on
- 04 Aug 2007 6:21 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Voyage
17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.74 points
- Tasting Notes:
- Body: less toffeeish than most port finishes.
Less obviously smoky. More perfumy. Drier.
Smooth, light on the tongue. Develops some fruitiness.
More lively. Seems crisp at first,but lingers very warmly, with a late saltiness.
- Anything but smooth. It has corners and edges where you can rub and bump. The violet note is quite dominant and on the edge of what you would not yet call "overlaying". Nevertheless, the Voyage with its maladjustment is a very exciting whisky.
At first very closed, shows after a while a musty note. Loamy soil, mold fungus under old, rotten wood. Mineral. Then come sulphured fruits, a sea breeze passes by.
At the beginning very intense taste of licorice lozenges with violet flavor. Fine-herb, bitter wood. Sweet honey, a pine needle infusion. Marzipan chocolate.
Long and dry, still violets and a lot of tart wood.
- an unround whisky
after pouring without movement: medical smell, strange for Bowmore later and with movement Salmiac lozenges (violet oil), some smoke and burned sweet dark fruit in the background slightly alcohol in the nose
violet violet oil, smoke and cowshed medical grade the floral violet note is very dominant
Here the medical note is dominant again on the palate violet oil slightly bitter
- Two great old Bowmores. The Dawn is the more pleasing and rounder, the Voyage the more complex and in the mouth then fuller of both. Both are beautiful representatives of port-finished or matured whiskys, in which the port notes are fully integrated, and do not look set in the beginning.
Notes from an Online Chat Tasting (Parallel Tasting with Bowmore Dawn (3188))
Closed at the beginning, some caramel and greasy smoke, as well as a little floor wax. But everything is very delicate. For this one has the feeling after standing in a wet quarry after turning off the glass. After life very light fruity with fruity caramel (is there such a thing?). Incredibly delicious, that's how my mouth is watering. Overall, the nose is stronger now, but the Dawn is still a steam hammer. Now earthy notes come up, very clean, gravel truck, with some camphor. When heated, it becomes peaty, musty peaty to be exact. Could also come from the north of the island, a little further northwest. Fully heated, the nose is full, but still a great interaction of all notes. A little old brush cleaner is now in approach, not enough to cloud the overall picture.
Strong in the onset, has something in the taste of cough syrup, this ensures a strong, herbaceous note. I can not really find fruits here, but pine needle oil and all-dark honey. The alcohol is well integrated, the mouthfeel fat.
Again, much longer than the Dawn, especially the much stronger alcohol warms up significantly longer. At the end only ashes on the tongue, but the way there is much longer.
- Two top whiskys, even if the "forefather" (Voyage) came along a little more noble and the following standard version more primitive, rural. So NAS should come today, that would be cool!
Parallel tasting Dawn / Voyage:
with both a dull, musty-smoky sweetness, old, moldy, mushroomy wood, behind it chocolate and nougat, water lures first more smoke and moldwood out, then slowly dark-heavy fruity notes, from dried fruit to over-ripe-sweet-wine- fermenting, the Dawn has a little more farm / cowshed, the Voyage is a bit clearer, tart in smoke and fruit
both: strong, sweetish smoke, cocoa, chocolate, pepper, a little plum jam, blood orange, after a long time getting used to blackberry and blackcurrant ... Dawn gets a little more stable aroma, more chocolate (sweet), the voyage has more cocoa (herb), the smoke is drier, clearer, altogether "nobler", and a little violet
Dawn: chocolate, smoke, pepper
Voyage: cocoa, violet, smoke, liquorice, pepper