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Overall rating
88.10/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Vintage
20.10.1998
Bottled
04.07.2011
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
800167
Number of bottles
271
Strength
62.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 Nov 2011 10:08 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 84,90

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1998 DR

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.10 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    What an islay board! This whisky is characterized by its unbridled power and wildness. Long, almost endlessly, the savory islay aromas persist and never end. What a powerful and intense whisky ... I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Blind tasting: Already when pouring a cold smoke and peat note noticeable. Intensive mineral peat mixes with spicy heating elements and a hint of sweet fruit during the further nosing. The relatively high alcohol content is also noticeable very quickly and tickles slightly in the nose. Oily and smoky peaty the Islay exudes its wonderful aroma. A hint of fried bacon is in the air, a small campfire is burning nearby ....
    • Taste
      At the first sip, the cold smoke and the stony peat aroma exude a peppery pungency, the salivation is instantly stimulated. Crackling and tingling between the lips and the gums, mineral peat and cold smoke flavors now dominate the taste. Slightly dry wood aromas are now brought to bear and exude their bitter aroma. An aftertaste of citrus and liquorice eventually becomes spicy and literally burns on the tongue. My salivation is stimulated by sip to sip more ....
    • Finish
      The mineral sharpness is still burning on the tongue. Black pepper warms the palate and exudes a plump warmth. The sharpness fades away slowly, leaving mineral traces and cold stone on the tongue. For a long time it glows on the palate and on the tongue, the chubby heat never seems to fade away. The flow of saliva is almost unbraked, slowly come tart wood elements to advantage and complete the never ending finish. Almost endless rest the powerful and intense peat and smoke aromas on the palate. The echoes sound powerful after a felt eternity.

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Surprisingly grassy. A maltiness at the edge of cardboard, a little perfume. Only a small whiff of peat, turning rather farmy and even a bit dirty eventually. Water makes it sweeter and fruitier.
    • Taste
      87 87
      More intense. More peaty, more spice, but also sweeter. Sweet lime. Some malt and caramel. Still a bit grassy.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Peat, malt and caramel. Some peach and marshmallow in the background.

  3. Seymon scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    Nice nose, some costal whiffs, but on the palate very unpleasant metallical notes, getting even worse with water. Rather unbalanced. Not my kind of stuff.

  4. mbinder scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Power, volume, balanced. Sweet, orange, nutmeg and peat / smoke.
    this one rocks!
    Price performance was great!

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