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Overall rating
91.58/100
votes
26
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottling serie
Masterpieces
Vintage
01.05.1993
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
American Oak Hogshead
Number of bottles
195
Strength
61.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
24 Oct 2011 10:47 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 280,00

46 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1993 SMS

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.58 points

  1. Silversurfer scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N: This is immediately fabulous [as the good Bowmore's tend to be], with a huge alcoholic nasal hit and a large farmy character. Notes are inevitably then on cow pats, muddy cattle yards and rich pastoral grassland with cows everywhere. it's salty too. Further reading suggests this can be more fruity neat [WF], though I hadn't added any water at this stage. Maybe oxidisation also subdued the harvest as they never really came to,.. fruition.
    T: Acute, powerful and impressive stuff - one that hits home. Becomes sugary after the initial roar.
    F: Light sweet herbal, some mineral farm notes and a light soap.
    C: Fruits or not, I liked this plenty. Blog

    Scores a B+

  3. alectron scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Transferring previous Note (2011.12.15) content into a Tasting Note
    • Nose
      first of: mineral/granite dust, meaty & cold smoke (prosciutto), (wet) fur (goat/), fanta (90)
      After
      a few minutes: turning woodier, sweeter, fruitier, but sweetness got a
      touch chemical/artifical. Vanilla oil, licorice, burnt wood, (89)
      After
      some time: turning fruitier & natural (raspberries, strawberries),
      cold wood smoke comes back nearly dominating again, mineral notes are
      back as well, quite musty now as well, orange zest olive oil, linen,
      (92)
      W a drop of water: similar but more farmy towards hay & less
      smoky, also some orange notes. Feels less thick & heavy and in
      comparison even fresh. Wood & vanilla comes through earlier and
      makes it feel a bit more generic. (88)
      With quite a lot of water: Now
      we`re talking. Fresh lemon balm leaves,
      guava, sandalwood, chlorine, hardly any smoke, which is a bit of a
      shame. Still beautiful, especially seeing what it started out as. (93)
    • Taste
      first of: strong alcohol, but equally strong flavours - cold smoke, mineral, malt (88)
      Later: cooked raspberry sweets, smoke, cereals, vanilla wood,  (89)
    • Finish
      first of: cold smokehouse walls, amazing length, intertwined with nice
      fresh peach & light raspberry notes, feels cool on the finish. (92)
      Later:
      raspberry drops turn to blueberry, waves of smoke next to it.
      Anaesthetic strength. Had some weak gooseberries at the end. (93)
      W
      water: with a few drops it felt like it had less happening & smoke
      & fruit seems to have been taken aback by a step and steering a bit
      towards a mineral profile in general. (87)
      With quite a lot of water: utterly pleasant, maybe a bit too much as it is very agreeable & unchallenging now. (91)

  4. Furtia scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

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