Bowmore 1985

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
Stated Age
26 years old
Bourbon and Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
52.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
16 Aug 2012 11:44 am
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1.248,33

25 × in wishlist

60 × member ratings

90 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1985

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.28 points

  1. Loedse did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    bottle number 52/750

  2. franpincoffee scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior


    The nose is full of peat smoke and brine, along with fresh berries, cocoa, and a hint of honey. The taste has orange peel and grapefruit citrus notes, along with honey, dark chocolate, and hints of caramel. The finish has a good balance of berries, smoke, old leather, and pipe tobacco. Good balance and consistency.

  3. Rustamich did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This is not to be missed, a gorgeous dram.
    • Nose
      Gentle burning bracken notes and deep earthy tones. Distant peat fires, but also a juicy fruit edge, mango and passionfruit. Lemon zest. Coal tar soap and horse tack.
    • Taste
      Sweet and honeyed, fresh fruit sorbet then the peat hits with coal tar soap and a meaty edge.
    • Finish
      Sweet peat, demerara sugar and hospital wards.

  4. Murphy92 scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

    Wonderful whisky. Baskets of red fruits and salted toffee. The maturity gives the Bowmore peat a ton of complexity that you simply cannot find in a younger whisky. Sea breeze, vanilla, floral, cookie dough, some tannins. I absolutely loved it. 

  5. cavalier66 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Have to say I didn`t think this was too overwhelmed by FWP or soapiness.  Loads of red berries and really rather enjoyable. 

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    This can be yours for
    400 EUR. Not cheap, but what a whisky! Sarcasm, anyone?
    • Nose
      The nose is
      surprisingly fresh with vanilla, white fruit, violets (the flowers) and
      lavender that quickly drown out the initial maritime elements. The peat, the
      sea weeds, the hearth, they all succumb to the power of the sweet side. A clear
      hint of mercurochrome lingers in the background. Unfortunately it quickly
      becomes quite perfumy. If you ask me, it even turns somewhat soapy. Oh, oh,
      this is not looking good.
    • Taste
      It is soft on the
      palate with absolutely no burn, despite the high ABV. The white fruit returns,
      joined by honey and spices. Even some gooseberries. Sea salt and a lot of pet.
      But again, on the palate as well, lavender and violets make it perfumy. No, I
      do not enjoy this. The soap is a bummer.
    • Finish
      The finish is long,
      salty and smoky, but you cannot get the soap out of your mouth. Rinse, please!


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