Bowmore 25-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Label
Stated Age
25 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
02 Sep 2008 5:04 pm

Average value

€ 431,40

25 × in wishlist

186 × member ratings

291 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 25-year-old

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.70 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 62 points Connoisseur

    25y whisky for 250,00 €
    I can not find words for that
    • Nose
      Manure from the cowshed mixed with soapy water
    • Taste
      very dominant when starting the wrong note violet oil ...
      with a flashback to the cowshed and the soapy water
      with much love and effort:
      floral notes, some chocolate and tired fruits
    • Finish
      Violet oil, flowers, chocolate,

  2. Jackson05 scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    I remember tasting this a while ago and the lineup that particular night was unfair, to say the least. So I’ll give it a proper go in it’s own spotlight.

    N: honey, heather, the smallest touch of wax, raspberries starting to turn, teasing leather, frustratingly weak.

    T: leather, astringent, bergamot, tannins, flat

    F: dry, slightly bitter, chocolate, tobacco, oak. Very short.

    Unfortunately my original impressions stand. It’s all very flat, without any real special notes. Especially for an Islay. Really disappointing. My least favorite of the core range.

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Well it's really not very good. But I laughed so much and it's so much an experience in itself that I can not put less than 3/5 in enthusiasm!
    Whisky n ° 1686
    • Nose
      Floral, delicate, with a touch of bacon but also a little soap.
    • Taste
      Ooh La La ! Ultra fluid to the touch.
      But then in terms of aromas, it's SOAP A VIOLET!
    • Finish
      And it continues !!! Persisting with that!

  4. Dottore scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Interchangeable, quite austere and soapy Bowmore. I do not like the structure very much. Ashen, minerish and dry in the mouth. Aqueous. Too bad...

  5. SUSPIRIA.FOX scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    The colour is mahogany. The nose starts with strong perfume note. Further aroma goes to dried fruits, raisin, light peated smoke, oak, berries jam, black currant, old furniture varnish, cacao and chocolate notes. The palate is peaty and perfume with notes of furniture varnish and grilled meat. The finish is long and perfume with spices, furniture varnish, dried fruits and light peated smoke notes. Bowmore 25YO is closed to be perfect. It has very good balance between sweetness, peatness and perfumeness. I love such Bowmore! I gave 92 points.

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Fruit notes, which originate from Sherry & old peat. Soft, wood not dominant. Typical Bowmore flavor. Very tasty, albeit with a short finish.

  8. peatbogger scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    Sample from the distillery bar.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. peatbogger scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    It's interesting, a bit different and not at all bad, but from a 25yo I would expect rather more. For the silly money it would set me back I would expect a lot more.
    • Nose
      Some very soft peat, campfire ashes, The sherry tones are quite fruity and reminds me more of strawberries. Now and again a touch of very ripe banana. Old quality wood.
    • Taste
      Something artificial about the initial taste, not unpleasant but just surprising. Actually a lot like a hot dead Cherry Coke, with a little spice. Not finding much else. Kind of a disapointment after the interesting nose.
    • Finish
      The spice turns the Cherry Coke into Dr Pepper for the finish. Warm with a little chocolatte, but the artificial fizzy drink note persists all the way through.

  10. hartist scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tested on sample, thanks to Thierry.
    • Nose
      Gourmand on peat and sherry with a dirty and wild side. Fruit stewed (oranges), fresh leather, humus, farm scents.
    • Taste
      Thick and fresh (mint). Notes of soot smoke, leather, sweet spices, eucalyptus candies, and those with violet.
    • Finish
      Long and balanced, it goes off on sweet licorice and an ashen veil.


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