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Bowmore 1966 DT

Overall rating
93.96/100
votes
26
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Rare Auld
Vintage
05.1966
Bottled
05.2006
Stated Age
40 years old
Casktype
Oak cask
Casknumber
3317
Number of bottles
171
Strength
43.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 May 2008 5:05 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 4499,00

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1966 DT

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.96 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2018]  Sadly, a loved one passed away this night (R.I.P.) and the best way to salute a deceased person is to have his/her favourite dram while remembering all the good times we shared.  So I opened bottle no. 15 tonight (that I bought for 375 Euro in July, 2006 - hence the price score).

    This is the highest rated dram (97 points) in my books so far and I doubt this will change tonight with all the great memories that come up with it.  The colour is auburn (what is very dark for a bourbon cask maturation) and the texture shows many small tears that slowly consolidate and build slow legs.  The nose is a miracle in itself:  I guess it is easier to tell the fruits that are NOT in there than the other way around.  It is fresh and bold and one of the most complex I encountered so far (not just fruits, there are hints of peaty smoke, spices and herbs too).  The dram arrives very charming in the mouth and instantly coats the whole of it with a creamy and slightly peppery feeling.  Despite the 40 years in an oak cask there are no bitter tannins or adstringent moments at all.  The taste is truly multi-layered on all these delicious fruits with barley sugars and honeys, spicy wooden notes, fine peaty-smokey flavours and some maritime aromas.  You can chew this dram forever and still you will find something new.  The finish is very long and extends this beautiful taste into eternity.  No distracting moments, all is in perfect balance and harmony.  Some more spices pop up while all the fruits stay as strong as they were in the first taste.  Really adorable!  Water is not needed (it is a sacrilege to dilute this dram)!If you can spare the money you should keep a bottle of the favourite drams of your loved ones (and best friends) just to ease the pain if you loose them.  Or even better:  Share this bottle with them in a precious moment and keep a sample for the calamity that hopefully never happens...
    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      97 97

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2007]  Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 141 that I bought for 305 Euro in July, 2006.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 95++.  My notes state a flabbergasting exotic fruity profile with almost all tropical fruits one can think of.  You wish to nose this forever and you dream of walking through a tropical botanical garden full of ripe fruits and beautiful flowers.  You have to push yourself to finally drink it and then all these wonderful flavours and aromas repeat themselves on the palate.  This all comes in different layers and waves, simply adorable.  I did not found any flaw or unwanted impression.  One of the greatest whiskies I have tried so far...  

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