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Overall rating
92.05/100
votes
46
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
La Maison du Whisky (LMDW)
Bottling serie
Artist #2
Vintage
1974
Bottled
2012
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
3841
Number of bottles
150
Strength
51.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 Oct 2012 9:34 pm
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1830.00

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1974 LMDW

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.05 points

  1. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    whiskyfun said:

    Bowmore 1974/2012 (51.8%, La Maison du Whisky, Artist#2, cask #3841, 150 bottles)  I’ve tried many vintages of Bowmore, but I believe it’s the first time I come across a 1974. This should be interesting, will it be more ‘early 1970s’ (i.e. excellent) or rather late 1970s (sometimes quite poor)? Colour: gold. Nose: hmm… hard to say. There are these slightly unlikely notes such as ‘new plastic pouch’ as well as quite some porridge and, maybe, tiny-wee ideas of baby vomit. A little cabbage too, new tyres, ink (newspaper of the day)… On the other hand, some tropical fruits from the earlier vintages do remain, such as mangos and grapefruits. A little undefined so far, I’d say, although it tends to improve quite a lot with more breathing. With water: rather nicer. More farmy notes, a little manure, cow stable, a little seaweed. Mouth (neat): definitely better at first sips, with many more fruits, grapefruits, citrons, some lemon balm, honeysuckle honey, then more cough lozenges, smoked tea, pine tar liqueur… Having said that, it tends to become much drier over time. With water: becomes a little more briny and rather more medicinal at the same time. Finish: not very long, more on smoked tea and brine. Dry and slightly sour aftertaste. Comments: let’s put it this way, it’s an old Bowmore and I think old Bowmores ought to be respected. SGP:454 - 80 points.

  2. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    TASTING NOTE LMDW: Color: bright gold. Nose : complex, fine. The great Bowmore are always marked by a chiseled peat which insinuates itself in the smallest interstices of the aromatic palette in order to better develop it.Thus, beyond the peat, the exotic fruits (mango, pineapple, passion), fleur de sel, vanilla, chocolate, citrus fruits (lemon, grapefruit), leather, smoke, and sweet spices (cumin, cinnamon) express themselves wonderfully. Palate: impressive finesse. Medicinal and invigorating. With a redoubled intensity, it takes over the aromatic complexity of the nose. True invitation to departure, it is all sails outside that she exhibits her fruits, her spices, her notes of licorice and wet earth. Final: long, silky. If peat is omnipresent, at no time does it make sense, while the exotic fruits come back in. The empty glass is a floral composition with shimmering colors and intoxicating scents.

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