Bowmore Dawn

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Port Cask Finish
51.5 % Vol.
200 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L 062118 066
Added on
24 Aug 2008 1:57 pm
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 720.00

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288 × member ratings

670 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Dawn

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.76 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nice part, very versatile. After you have it on the tongue, the nose changes enormously, is much spicier, the Moder is then completely missing. Good old times.
    • Nose
      Sweet smell of musty, slightly putrid, rotten wood, dark fruits that are already a lot over it. Then it turns off, the mold and the musty become weaker, the dark berries are now just beautiful ripe. Discreet smoke, milk chocolate, now pepper is added. And another twist, now dried fruits: raisins and figs.
    • Taste
      Heavy and bitter sweetness of fermented grapes, direct clear logging, dark chocolate. Again you have to work out the smoke first, it comes out. He grows fast, but the fruits are still swinging in the background. Again pepper after some time, on the tongue but also spicy paprika, almost chili, cloves, bay leaves. And then comes the violet.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, smokier than at the beginning, peppery, lots of cocoa, some cinnamon, blackberry jam.

  2. Andytka3 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    1569) Bowmore, Dawn, Ruby Port Cask Finished (Bottled 2005)
    • Nose
      N- 2nd port on the pipe line on my little port flight. This one were bottled around 16 years ago with liquid distilled probably in the 90s' of last century, nostalgic style label. Full, with sweet jammy and milky top notes, underlying ashiness and coastal nuances with tinge of juvenile cough syrup at the tail. More feinty than peaty, scents of sweats, yeasts and passionfruit sorbet. Burn paper and mineral lurking. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Semi ripe fruit with tartness that much to my preference, almost ripened sweetness with shades of greens. Peppery broth prior to any seasoning and dried seaweed. Rugged, sweet with puffy smokes lingers around the nose. (88/22)
    • Finish
      F-Long, weighty and sat on the palate firmly with spicy spices, sweet red berries emerged. (87/21)

      B/B- 88/22 Fine texture. just right at the middle to let the flavour flows effortlessly.

      Weighted Rate- 86pt

  3. EvilAFI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Better than a lot of Bowmore I have tried, but not worth its price for me.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet wine, acrid smoke, ginger, milk chocolate
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet, blueberry syrup, clean peat smoke,
    • Finish
      88 88
      Ashy, warm blueberry pie, white pepper,

  4. Koalafant scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    2018-10-10 => 88/100
    2019-09-05 => 90/100

  5. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. rottendon scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Two great old Bowmores. The Dawn is the more pleasing and rounder, the Voyage the more complex and in the mouth then fuller of both. Both are beautiful representatives of port-finished or matured whiskys, in which the port notes are fully integrated, and do not look set in the beginning.

    Notes from an Online Chat Tasting (Parallel Tasting with Bowmore Voyage (217))
    • Nose
      Vollfruchtig the beginning, otherwise nothing else. Still very powerful after life. The fruit notes are now quite a bit. Moist earth, musty cellar, now something hearty builds up, salty smoked meat, Sauerbraten. The all-determining remains however earth and cellar. Now late and warming, the fruits come back, quite acidic. Fully warmed, it looks a bit sourish medically.
    • Taste
      Sweet / salty with a thick mouthfeel, almost syrupy. A hint of menthol still emphasizes the light cough syrup character, the smoke is fully integrated, hardly any tannins.
    • Finish
      Pretty long, he goes relatively meaty, until at the end the ashes remain on the tongue.

  7. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Two top whiskys, even if the "forefather" (Voyage) came along a little more noble and the following standard version more primitive, rural. So NAS should come today, that would be cool!
    • Nose
      Parallel tasting Dawn / Voyage:
      with both a dull, musty-smoky sweetness, old, moldy, mushroomy wood, behind it chocolate and nougat, water lures first more smoke and moldwood out, then slowly dark-heavy fruity notes, from dried fruit to over-ripe-sweet-wine- fermenting, the Dawn has a little more farm / cowshed, the Voyage is a bit clearer, tart in smoke and fruit
    • Taste
      both: strong, sweetish smoke, cocoa, chocolate, pepper, a little plum jam, blood orange, after a long time getting used to blackberry and blackcurrant ... Dawn gets a little more stable aroma, more chocolate (sweet), the voyage has more cocoa (herb), the smoke is drier, clearer, altogether "nobler", and a little violet
    • Finish
      Dawn: chocolate, smoke, pepper
      Voyage: cocoa, violet, smoke, liquorice, pepper

  8. ErzWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    very balanced and complex; fruity subtle smoke; fantastic!
    • Nose
      sweet; creamy; full; dark, red fruits; light, well integrated and subtle smoke; warm sea breeze with the scent of driftwood
    • Taste
      sweet; dried sour cherries and plums; some smoke
    • Finish
      nice heat; medium; Fruits with smoke

  9. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Different than expected, but good! Has more of a sherry keg than port.
    • Nose
      Smoke, dark chocolate, pepper, mint, Mon Cherie, cocoa, lumumba, the chocolate is dominant
    • Taste
      powerful, like cocoa, light smoke, again mint, superimposed nicely with the chocolate, but can not find an after-eight, also a touch of orange
    • Finish
      creamy, the cocoa stays there for a long time, until at the end only the dry smoke is left Addendum: 10 minutes later, the mint is suddenly back

  10. Tomek scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: slightly peaty, nuts, roasted almonds, sweetness, chocolate-covered cherries, plum jam, sea stones, ripe melons
    Taste: peat, fire smoke, hard candy, plum jam, seaweed, dark chocolate
    Finish: peat, fruit and oak
    Grade: 6


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