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Bowmore Islay Single Malt Whisky

Overall rating
92.78/100
votes
68
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherriff's
Strength
70 (proof)
Size
757 ml
Added on
12 May 2012 8:21 pm

Average value

€ 2.995,00

11 × in wishlist

68 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Islay Single Malt Whisky

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.78 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I was interested to try this one as there are some differing opinions with a points spread of 80-96.

    I have taken the middle ground with this one on the one hand it is weak and a little unexciting but the balance is there certainly.
    One thing is for sure this is one to leave for collectors from a drinking perspective I have had better experiences with a blend, the lack of power cripples this one, unlike some old G&M Connoisseurs Choice bottles that are fine at 40%
    As a tasting experience it is a £75 bottle, why it is deemed worthy of such high values at auction is utterly beyond me.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Well it is certainly fruity, mainly on grapefruit segments with a hints of lemon & lime.
      There is some peat and a little brine but overall the nose lacks complexity.
      It is still decent, no off notes to speak of just a little less than I was hoping for
    • Taste
      86 86
      Quite a creamy mouthfeel at first, with a nice restrained peat in the mix, the fruit is mixing nicely with the sherry, but the palate also feels a little flat at first but there is good balance on show.
      The problem with this one is that is lacks power and you cannot help feeling that another 5-6% abv would have elevated this considerably.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Not short but someway off a good acceptable length with the sweetness from the fruit remaining until the end

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 80 points Moderator

    Rather lemony and grassy only. Not really to my liking.

  3. Jeep51 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    End. Very particular but a little too soft.
    • Nose
      Lightweight. Rubber, light peat, delicate. Opens on aromatic herbs and fairly intense oil notes. Limit of being sticky ...
    • Taste
      Relative light. Tar, eucalyptus, and mostly petrol notes. Interesting but watery texture
    • Finish
      Pretty short, soft. The same as in the mouth

  4. Furtia scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

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