Bowmore 1966 DT

Overall rating
94.46/100
votes
26
Whiskybase ID
WB2193
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Peerless
Vintage
05.1966
Bottled
08.2006
Stated Age
40 years old
Casktype
Oak cask
Casknumber
3315
Number of bottles
153
Strength
43.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 may 2008 5:10 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3796.19

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Whisky reviews for Bowmore 1966 DT

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 94.46 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 99 points Photo Moderator

    On the nose it’s definitely a tropical fruit bomb with lots of grapefruity and austere notes – can’t expect more as it is on the level of the famous Bowmore Bouquet, on the palate it’s not such a fruit bomb but the orchard fruits and oak spices come through more, in the finish the tobacco and smoky notes become more evident – overall it’s extremely delicious and enjoyable – brilliant!
    • Nose
      100 100
      Intense, tropical fruits galore, mango, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, dragon fruit, also some citrusy notes, truckloads of grapefruit, honeydew, hints of tobacco, whiffs of smoke, some spicy and austere notes, hints of vanilla – gorgeous!
    • Taste
      99 99
      Little punchy, oily, very fruity, honeydew, good sweetness, little vanilla, more tropical fruits like on the nose, also ripe apricot, some grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, spices, cloves, pepper, hints of oak wood, tobacco, little smoke – superb!
    • Finish
      99 99
      Long, warm, fruity, little zesty, more tobacco, hints of smoke, oak spice, pepper, grapefruit peel, some cooked oranges, some austere notes – fantastic!

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  3. Mark Renton scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    It is this mixture of tropical fruit and smoke, which has only very rarely been found at Bowmore in this opulence, and which will forever set these bottlings apart from the 1973/1975 Secret Speysiders - much praised for their fruitiness as well.

    In a direct comparison to DT Cask 3317, there is less smoke and iodine on the tongue, but more spicy notes and tobacco. Finish full and long, the whole liquid is syrupy, light tannins. To kneel.

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Absolutely superb fruitiness, indeed reminiscent of bouquet with an explosion of guava, passion fruit, mango, pineapple mixed with cloves, tobacco, cardamom and the same finish on grapefruit and other candied citrus fruits, I dont get much smoke though, brilliant

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2015]  This is one of the only three whiskies my wife likes (the other two are a 31 year old Bowmore vintage 1957 (WB id 7701) and a very special blend by Jim McEwan).  Guess why?

    You will know this upon your very first sniff at the glass.  You feel like walking through a tropical fruit garden on a sunny summer day.  It is unbelievable how many different fruits you smell and you have to use all your mental power to stop nosing before your olfactory cells collapse.  I can sit for hours and hours and simply sniff this amazing whisky.  Why drinking this stuff if nosing alone is such a pleasure...

    OK, let's have a sip.  Wow, you bite in all these delicious fruits at once.  Now your taste buds start dancing...  And the finish is even better: long, bold and almost as complex as the nose.  Just a little bit woody at the very end, but very nicely.  By the way, there is surprisingly little oak around given this beauty slept in the cask for 40 long years.

    If you own this bottle, open it at your birthday or wedding anniversary and your partner will be immediately convinced that your whiskymania is a great thing.  ...and the empty bottle looks nice too in its heavy, polished wooden box.  If you do not own such a bottle, look for drams sold at whisky fairs (e.g. Limburg) or screen the menus of charity tastings.  It is worth every buck...

    By the way:  I bought this bottle no. 67 for 401 Euro in 2007, now I call that a bargain...
    • Nose
      99 99
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      98 98

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