Bowmore 100 Degrees Proof

Overall rating
85.44/100
votes
350
Whiskybase ID
WB30380
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch Release
Bottled
2012
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Bottle code
L122058
Barcode
5010496002896
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
13 feb 2012 9:04 pm
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 174.64

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350 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Bowmore 100 Degrees Proof

57 users have left 62 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.44 points.

  1. schengel10 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    ...I see an interesting honest strong malt here, which releases wonderful aromas with a little water. There were definitely some older barrels in the batch!
    The flavors don't seem "put on or artificial"...
    • Nose
      84 84
      Salty, spicy (pepper, ginger, oak), subtly smoky, slightly sweet. Alcohol;
    • Taste
      86 86
      slightly diluted: voluminous, oily start, only light smoke, sherry, oranges, berries, milk chocolate, hint of vanilla, pinch of salt, oak - complex and delicious;
    • Finish
      85 85
      quite long finish with sherry aromas, spices and gentle smoke;

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  3. Boletus did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Stormy in a way, but still so incredibly catchy due to the heavy brown sugar influence, allowing the distillery character to shine beautifully. Lots of fun and wanting more!
    • Nose
      Salty maritime, lemon freshness, Muscovado, mildly smoked fish (without being fishy), lime, accompanied by vanilla, delicate nuttiness, cinnamon, lavender, violets, Lübeck marzipan with apricot filling
    • Taste
      Oily, mineral brown sugar, lemon cough drop, lavender, water caramel, aniseed, lime, blackcurrant, blackberry, ginger, dried pineapple, all wrapped in aromatic smoke
    • Finish
      Rather long, Muscovado is always present and also introduces the finish, ginger, delicate aromatic smoke, elderberries, lavender, lemon balm, white pepper, dark milk chocolate with caramel pieces, sweet liquorice, roasted coffee, cranberries, slightly salty

  4. MacMariner scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Very maritime, like a wooden boat rotting in the mudflats.
    One of the really good simple Bowmores from the bourbon cask. Well drinkable with 100 proof, but also tolerates a drop of water.
    The presumably low age is noticeable in a fresh, acidic, but not lemony note, but not in a metallic off note. Great PLV then.

  5. Harvey scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Now that this bottle has been open for TEN years, it has turned quite drinkable. Bit rough still, but not so spirit driven like at the start.
    Updated my score from 75 to 85

  6. Bembel scored this whisky 55 points Expert Senior

    Advance information about my point allocation:
    I rate my whisky's privately with a ten-point scale
    (XX, X of 10.0)!

    Smell / nose
    Malty-sweet, maritime (sea air, salt), subtle smoke, freshly mixed caramel.
    Add citrus fruits with a little water.

    Taste / mouth
    Strong and spicy in the beginning, smoke, slightly sweet, citrus, subtly salty.

    Departure / throat
    Long, smoke, beautiful strong oak.

    notes
    Easy to drink whisky.

  7. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A passable antidote for all these watered-down 43-percent OBs, but not in any way reaching the heights that independently bottled (or older and more expensive) Bowmore can reach.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Dark and musty and well sherried, with an earthy/leathery feel that should be familiar to anyone familiar with the sherry-driven Bowmore OBs. Sooty, herbal, softly savory... There's almost a bouillon-y root-vegetable vibe to this. Not very fruity, perhaps a splash of ripe tangerine juice or a spoonful of bitter orange jam, but that's it. Other than that, it's very well made, with absolutely no nip or bite and a very smooth and balanced impression.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Simple but satisfying, and you do even get some fruits in the finish (but not a lot). As for the flavors, see above. What elevates the palate above the nose is the texture (thanks to the higher ABV) and the surprising drinkability at almost 60%: there is very little burn to this, so even though it's a NAS bottling, the younger components must've been tamed by some good-quality, active casks. And yet there's no intrusive, distracting fresh oak feel to this at all, which is another pleasant surprise.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Again: simple, but satisfying, though here the former term carries more weight than the latter. Sherried sweetness, leathery / earthy / ashy smoke and an idea of sea salt.

  8. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    At 75 euro a litre I would buy me a bottle because I think this is value for my money. I like this one, well done Bowmore distillery!
    • Nose
      87 87
      At first it was ok but then I added a drop of water and it opens up more with lots to discover!
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very nice, mouth full of flavours.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Very nice spicy finish which lasts for some time.

  9. Foudos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. thebonewolf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Very smoky at first. Fruity funk. Alcohol. Some kind of grain (like a cereal, not a presence of grain alcohol).
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very welcoming smokiness, pepper.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Peppery peat, medium-long.

  11. JoshNRW scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Needs water to develop fully and positively. Sometimes it would just be better to dilute it, but the market is crying out for more powerful cask strength.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Salty sea air, spicy earth, oak, if you treat it to water, a suitable sweetness sloshes over and even displaces the salty sea air - balanced.
    • Taste
      86 86
      There is already a lot of alcohol there, that's why, but that's not the only reason why water is good for him. Then there is more sweetness, sherry, oak, spice, but everything is very strong.
    • Finish
      85 85

  12. sakis scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  13. SUSPIRIA.FOX scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  14. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    (Blind tasting)
    Very pleasant, not too complex malt to enjoy without being too big.
    • Nose
      In the nose quite fine and not particularly intense. Vanilla, tangerines with a few spices and also herbal. Will always vanilla over time. Nice.
    • Taste
      Very similar in taste, with a velvety soft mouthfeel. Again, the vanilla is dominant.
    • Finish
      Goes down like butter. The vanilla taste remains beautifully soft with a little spice and a little light fruit.

  15. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Intensely malty, relatively easy to poke, a lot of aroma, thick, strong. A nice whisky.

  16. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Colour: dark amber
    Nose: delicate peated smoke, chocolate, dried fruits, ripe fruits, christmas cake, vanilla and citrus.
    Mouth: sweet, dried fruits, dryness, dust, pepper, peated smoke, citrus.
    Finish: long, spices, peated smoke, grass, vanilla, pepper, dried fruits and coffee.
    Bowmore 100 proof has a very good balance between delicate peated smoke and sweetness with citrus.

  17. Fight65 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  18. Talisker_22 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  19. Goethe scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Not bad for a high ABV NAS Bowmore. This malt is doing its job very well for the price.Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Vanilla, hints of smoke, caramel, sea, salt.
    • Taste
      Vanilla, sweet smoke, caramel, sea, salt, some citrus fruits, some nuts. A bit dry.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Smoke, ashes, citrus fruits, oak, a bit dry.

  20. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/bowmore-100-degrees-proof-ob-ca-2013/

  21. Oloroso-Butt did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  22. alectron scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      mineral, salty, dry smoke, vanilla, bright dry wood, faint citrus (84).
      w water: mineral, salty, dry smoke, vanilla, bright wood, citrus (86).
      w water & a lot of time: more citrus & complex sweetness next to the previous mineral salt & smoke, among them marshmallows, peaches, some exotic fruits such as mango & paw paw. (88)
    • Taste
      alc not well integrated, smoke, mineral, vanilla, cereals (83).
      ww water: mineral, salty, dry smoke, vanilla, bright wood, citrus (85).
      w
      water & a lot of time: oily, marshmallows, peaches, oranges,
      grapefruit & some exotic fruits coming through here as well. (89)
    • Finish
      again, the alc is out of place here, smoke, salty, cereals & vanilla (83).
      w water: mineral, salty, dry smoke, vanilla, bright wood, citrus (86).
      w water & a lot of time: nice interplay between salty, mineral smoke & fruiy notes (88)

  23. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    It's not very impressive on the nose, and the the taste is just at the beginning. I'm still waiting for a really good Bowmore in this price...
    • Nose
      Citruses, salty caramel, sweet peat, oak, plum .. but not the typical Bowmore character
    • Taste
      Strong start. Smoke is coming. Citruses, sweet peat, ash, pepper and ginger
    • Finish
      Medium length, dry with some ash

  24. Dionysus scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  25. JürgenWhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  26. irrerelevant scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    imho bourbon casks suit bowmore very
    • Nose
      sea breeze, typical cowshed-y bowmore peat smoke, butter, fresh sawn american oak, citrus, malted barley
    • Taste
      fresh, full, briny, smoky, again that butter, spices and caramel are dominant grain, grass, fresh oak, hay, malted barley, takes a lot of water
    • Finish
      medium-long, all about oak and peat, quite dry

  27. FernetBranco scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      60 60
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      80 80

  28. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  29. Wolv scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  30. HunterRomario scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Here I trained the Ardbegs, either Uigeadail or Corryvreckan, I can see that I did not drink them for a long time, next to me. When I drank Uigeadail blindly, I was Bowmore guessing for change. I have some help. Otherwise, for me, a great discovery, I booked a bottle at Petra, quality, and still in a liter, it was not resisting.
    • Nose
      After the first sniff it is clear that we have a higher voltage and smoke here, it could be my cup of coffee.
      Peat, sea, smokehouse, salinity, eagerness, hint of heavy fruit. (88 b)
    • Taste
      The taste is smooth, sweet, smoky, tar, with ash-like reverberation. Mom, I like this very much. (90 b)
    • Finish
      As part of preparations for the festival masterclass, we received Nethare's post every seven samples of 100 ml each, which we also blindly tasted to be in the same skin as later participants of our guided tasting. We split the samples to thirds. We first tasted the first and wrote notes. In the second round, we made a tasting "videoconference" together with Nethar via Skype.
      We then sent the processed results to Peter by e-mail, and then the identity of all seven samples was declassified. The selection was then reduced to five samples, so we discarded two old whiskys (Old Pulteney Noss Head and Glenlivet The Master Distillers Reserve) and we chose to make a selection from our point of view and we welcomed two whiskys (Glenfarclas 105 and Laphroaig QA cask), around which a bit of contradictory reaction was in the forum, which is suitable for the blind test because it could blindly "filter out" any prejudices. So I put my scraps of tastings down. Everyone was at least 4 times, three times at home, and fourth at masterclass.

  31. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Yum. Delicious. Priced well with 55 €. Please do not take off the market!
    • Nose
      The smoke is very peaceful and well integrated into malty sweetness, with a few drops of water can be fresh sea air, salt and seaweed and grass lure, behind honey and toffee
    • Taste
      full-bodied, intense, it dominates sweetness, malt, caramel, nut, spicy sharpness, nutmeg and ginger, the smoke is slightly ashy-bitter, grass and bitter citrus notes
    • Finish
      long and warm, spicy, pepper, ashes

  32. d1scostu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  33. yapi scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Bowmore '100 Degrees Proof' (57.1%, OB, +/-2013) I’m scared because some batches of the older ‘NAS Cask Strength’ from ten years ago or so used to be absolutely repulsive. Okay, this can only be better, I doubt they would have added some old lavendery batches to this newer vatting. Colour: gold. Nose: we aren’t far from the indies, not far at all. This has just more vanilla and maybe a bigger spiciness (ginger), possibly from some more active wood. With water: as almost always, it’s Bowmore’s wilder side that comes out. Kelp, oysters, fisherman’s nets, peat..; Having said that, the ginger remains there. Mouth (neat): exactly the same comment, it’s more or less the same make as the indies, with more sweet oak, vanillin, oranges, ginger, touches of nutmeg… That makes it a little easier and sexier, but maybe a little less appealing to die hard Bowmore fans. With water: ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon come out. Oak! Finish: long and gingery. Comments: shall we say it’s a little more ‘commercial’ than the indies? I have to say I’m less a fan of the modernish gingery side. SGP:456 - 83 points

    Serge Valentin, Whiskyfun

  34. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  35. mer1973 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  36. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Does not meet my taste unfortunately.
    • Nose
      Little smoke, very weak, but malty. The level of alcohol content cools the nose down. The malt opens hard, I'll probably use water later.
    • Taste
      (without water): Strong, bitter, alcoholic and gone, that was probably nothing. Therefore test with water. Nose & mouth (with water): Much fresher, salty and smelling of the sea. Stings in spite of the many water still in the nose. Too much water for the mouth, the malt then kisses here. Only a little vanilla and spicy notes suggest the barrel. More malt with less water brings only peppery notes, other aromas can not get through.
    • Finish
      Woody and long.

  37. Dionysus scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  38. The Macallan scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    A very nice Bowmore as your daily dram in winter time perhaps.
    • Nose
      Sherry, smokey, plum, sweet (reduced: smokey, oranges, chocolade, more sherry, citrusy(oranges))
    • Taste
      Buttery, round, smokey, warm (reduced: smokey flavors, spicy, briny, peppery)
    • Finish
      Warming, spicy, long (reduced: still warming with a spicy, briny aftertaste)

  39. molar3rd scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Starting with big briny notes, Very maritime then the expected peat reek, with some tarry ropes. Kerosene With sweet undertones. Golden syrup. Malt. Honey. Yumm. Very nice and i like how the peaty and briny notes work well with the honey and cereal. The nose is fairly gentle considering the 100 proof.
    Palate: Bigger. Peat smoke with sweet bacon, Vanilla ,honey and big malt. Peppery spicy and Peaty too. A delight.
    Finish : smoke. Sweet malt. Peat. Honey.

    A really good whisky, i was very surprised. The peat reek and smoke with all that seaside really works well above the sweeter layer of golden syrup malt and honey. NAS but doesn’t feel very young, not plasticy and rubbery at all. Way to go Bowmore. You can get that one for cheaper if you pass through the duty free, and if you don’t Master of Malt has some too, i suppose other online merchants will also stock this.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2012/06/27/tasting-bowmore-100-degrees-proof/

     

  40. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Smoked and maritime nose with a touch of pleasant sulfur and a little hay. Powerful attack grilled and sweet, a little chocolate. Long finish in the continuity of the mouth.

  41. Pdh scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    N Coffee, rubber, bourbon, vanilla , salt
    T Light body,smoke salt
    F Dry, mouth watering, long salt finish
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      92 92

  42. irrerelevant scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Sea air, some smoke, buttery, maritime, prominent white oak in the background, some citrus, fresh, full, slightly grassy, ​​hay, very pleasant, a touch of malt, can handle well water, spicy oak and caramel dominate the taste, plus the light smoke. Bourbon kegging is Bowmore mMn very good!

  43. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  44. Cipidos scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  45. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Without water: heavy and strong. Campfire smoke. Ripe bananas. Brown sugar. Vanilla. Datteln. Mint. Peach. Sea air. Salty. Chocolate. Toffee. Nuts. With water: Fruity. Juicy apples. Pears. Lemon peel.
    • Taste
      Without water: sweet. Citrus notes. Orange peel. Smoky. Ginger. With water: The citrus notes strengthen and provide a sweet and sour taste.
    • Finish
      Without water: long and powerful. Warming. Citrus fruits. Smoke. Smoked salmon. Chocolate. Oak. Drying with malt. Salty finish. With water: again intensified citrus notes. Turning sour with traces of grapefruit.

  46. kalervo scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Tasty at London Airport 3/2014. Interesting, powerful whisky.
    • Nose
      Peel, fresh wood, raisins, alcohol
    • Taste
      Add raisins, roasted malt, smoke, medication
    • Finish
      Much peat, port wine, dries towards the end

  47. Cipidos scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Very Powerfull, Spicy. Hints of fruit and sherry.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      85 85

  48. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A warm and spicy winter dram that won't disappoint you when you need something to keep you warm and comfortable.

    (Rating interval 83-87)
    • Nose
      The room were filled with a banana estery note during the tasting event were this was included. We quite agreed that the banana notes origined from this dram.

      Warm and spicy with cinnamon, cardamom, overripe banana, brown sugar, some oil paint, soft peat, peanuts, soil, smoke, nougat, warm wood and leather.
    • Taste
      Full of sherry spices with some rubber, smoky sea salt, juniper, sweet brown sugar and peat smoke.

      Addition of water makes it quite bright with barley spirit coming through and disintegrates with the oakiness. 
    • Finish
      The finish is dry with oloroso sherry influences, cinnamon, peat and salt licorice.

  49. Tabrulavubeg scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Young and powerful Bowmore. Hints of caramel and chocolate. Much better and more complex than the former Bowmore "Cask Strength" bottling. Good value for money.

  50. argusan scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      84 84

  51. ASWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    a sulfur note
    which smells in the nose much like the tanine in yew and juniper

    still noticeable in the mouth
    (herbes de provence)

    in the finish as a slight bitterness

  52. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I quite like this,
    even though it is somewhat atypical.
    • Nose
      The nose balances
      beautifully between sweet and salt. Toasted oak, leather, stockfish, sweet
      malt, vanilla, ginger. The sweetness translates into a hint of chocolate,
      toffee and sugared lemon peel.
    • Taste
      On the palate, it is
      quite punchy on citrus fruit and loads of salty oyster sap. Again toasted oak,
      making it somewhat sweeter, along with the vanilla, ginger and nutmeg. The
      citrus evolves towards Seville oranges. Nice, big smokiness.
    • Finish
      The finish is not
      only cozy and long, but also spicy. Mostly ginger, now.

  53. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting with J Jgreat Bowmore fun!
    • Nose
      fruity like Lowlonder style, heath, spices and orange
    • Taste
      peat, heath, floral, wax and baked potatoes
    • Finish
      fudge, pepper and spices

  54. ASWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    a really nice chill-bowmore

    I like him indeed
    • Nose
      fiery-spicy chocolate, yew, juniper berries, orange, peat dissolves in warm salt water, smoke is the background
    • Taste
      salty fiery orange chocolate, herbes de provence in soft peat smoke
    • Finish
      a lot of dry chocolate, malt brings sweetness .. in the end there is chocolate with salt liquorice

  55. Lucas Falchero scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    A well-structured whisky but where the alcoholic power is controlled.
    • Nose
      Smoke. Sage or thyme. Smell of board and green wood.
    • Taste
      On the palate, a little chocolate. Caramel. A little tire burned in the throat.
    • Finish
      Burned or roasted. Straw or hay.

  56. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nice whisky at very good price.
    • Nose
      vanilla, caramel, coffee and wood
    • Taste
      Hot, strong, smoke, vanilla, caramel, nuts and spices.
    • Finish
      Long finish, smoke, ash and popcorn!

  57. Taita scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Perhaps its the alcohol, but this whisky really shows sunlight in my mouth
    • Nose
      Orange, sherry, oak, peat, a little iodine .
    • Taste
      Orange shell, sherry, cognac peat, oak, mahony, vanilla, plum, almond, mandarine, pepper
    • Finish
      The same tastes linger long with a warm sunlight feeling

  58. Igor scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    In spite of the high alcohol content, still, it is not as big and punchy as one'd might expect. Playing the coy girl, it provides all you need, if not more. Firstly I thought this was a summertime dram, which seemed to me a kind of moderately pungent. But in the finish it had shown more force, pushing up exponentially. And now I think, this is a winter-purposed tipple sooner.
    • Nose
      A gentle smoke (mind, not that reeky peat) right off, damp mouldy cellar, earthiness, potato peelings, malt-sweet, cornflakes, sour then. Unripe/sour apples, lime slices (ever so slightly), tyre rubber, somewhat dusty, tiny lumps of an eraser, something leathery or... polished(?). Greengage plums, winey/muscatel wine?, a hint of white oak there, quite dry, vanilla, softwood, fresh sultana grapes, and some foliage/herbs.
    • Taste
      It has much fuller/thicker mouthfeel in contrast to the nose. Rich oiliness, salty, iodic, seaweed, getting saltier, brine/marinade, salt water, pickles, citric acid, zest, tartness, dry but sleek wood, long thin biscuit sticks. Bitter, vegetal, decoction, lemon grass, and barley grain. Punchy, astringent, maybe rough a wee bit, though in a good way. Not so smoky after all, and yet zesty and very tart.
    • Finish
      Very long and very warming. Lemony, sour orange, grapefruit, drying, fizzy, sherbet powder, lemon rind, sea water, tonic, wood chips, pleasant sourness of grapes. Prolonged warmth drives through the whole upper body. First on the palate in your mouth, then slips down the throat, finally goes into the chest, slowly dissipating in your stomach.

  59. KayMeertens scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    I don't say this often, but this one can really use a bit of water to temper it. And what I don't admit often either, is that there's a highly overrated bottle in my collection. It's OK for the price per liter, but it's also clearly a really young and cheaply produced product.
    • Nose
      A lot of spirit. Orange, eucalyptus, sherry, new oak, peat and salt. A spiciness that I find hard to describe. Thyme is probably the closest match.
    • Taste
      Orange, peat ash, oak, marshmallow, salt, vanilla, sherry, plum, citrus, candied fruits, nutmeg, cloves and milk chocolate. Faint sulphur, but not at a disturbing level.
    • Finish
      Peat ash, oak, vanilla, plum, salt and gingerbread spices.

  60. Ivynor scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very difficult to give an opinion. We must love this very marked oak. It is dangerously drinkable and undeniably good value for money. A year later, I removed a point 88 => 87 because the wood became too invasive and ashes make it a more austere.
    • Nose
      I bought the bottle in doubt. A well-rated bottle, but little appreciated by Serge Valentin. Note that the color, I think they put a lot of caramel. But there is also a bit of sherry casks in the lot.
      Finely smoky nose and dried herbs. A little sugar and citrus (orange zest, lemon discreet). The oak is very present and with the aeration we find the vanilla. Nose of cake cooked with candied fruits in bottle, but little in glass (traces of sherry?) A little iodine and ashes.
    • Taste
      First powerful attack, but little by little, the trap closes and the glass is finished. Quite greedy, particularly marked by oak. A hint of smoke and some lemon acid notes, a little iodine .. Sugar and cake baked.
    • Finish
      Final very long. Very simple, marked by wood and vanilla. Still dried herbs, smoke, and a lot of ashes.

  61. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The term `proof spirit` was first coined by British sailors during the
    18th century who would check that their rum rations hadn’t been watered
    down by mixing it with gunpowder and lighting it. If it would still
    light, this proved it was 100% proof. There is no need to verify
    Bowmore’s authenticity or strength. The new small batch release Bowmore
    100 Degrees Proof is non-chillfiltered and bottled at cask strength.

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