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Bowmore 1964

Overall rating
95.54/100
votes
39
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Pure Malt
Vintage
1964
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
27 May 2012 12:07 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 8.223,65

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1964

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 95.54 points

  1. JackBrian8898 scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    whiskyfun said,

    Bowmore 1964 (43%, OB, Soffiantino, +/-1985)  Colour: mahogany. Nose: the opposite of the Springtide, or Beethoven vs. Slipknot. We’re in ‘Bicentenary’ territories here, this is amazingly complex, rather peatier than other Bowmores from the mid-1960s, and more herbal too. I get some vetiver, some spearmint, various sweet Swiss or Italian cheeses (no heavy ones, do not worry), Spanish ham, then more raisins and prunes, Virginia tobacco, leather polish, maybe a little tamarind, old Port and other such wines, touches of old roses, incense… Oh well, the list of aromas is endless. Stellar nose. Mouth: would make anyone cry. This palate is even more spectacular than the nose, which does not happen very often with old or oldish whiskies. Amazing combination of dried fruits (figs first, then two thousand other dried fruits), longans… All that together with the most subtle herbal liqueurs and cough syrups. Better leave it at that, or you’d need to call the anti-maltoporn brigade. One could write pages and pages about this s.t.u.n.n.i.n.g. whisky. Magnificent sherry (what pajarette???) Finish: its only slightly weaker point, it’s not the longest ever. The Bicentenaries, for example, are a little longer. Chocolaty aftertaste, raspberry ganache... Comments: loses one point at the finish. Yeah I know… Anyway, it’s astounding, legendary whisky and everybody knows that. SGP:655 - 94 points.  I think we should now stop this session. We may have many other old Bowmores later but it would be very difficult to climb over the 1964 right now…

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