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Bowmore 1964 Black

Overall rating
94.21/100
votes
89
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2nd Edition
Vintage
1964
Bottled
1994
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Sherry
Number of bottles
2000
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Sep 2008 5:07 pm

Average value

€ 27134.80

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89 × member ratings

64 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1964 Black

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.21 points

  1. detachedblue scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A classic 60s Bowmore, the nose suggested a meaty sherry monster with some herbal backbones, the palate returns a classic tropical Bowmore from the 60s, very refreshing.
    • Nose
      No need to say this is a classic sherry monster, dark and rich sherry, violet flowers, a lot of blackberries, baked apples and blackcurrants. Compare this to a legendary Karuizawa (1967 58.4), this one is much more herbal, very salty, suggesting a juicy roasted chicken, a lot of seaweeds as well. There is a dusty and earthy side which made it very dynamic. Not necessarily a tropical thunder as the Bowmores from the same period.
    • Taste
      Very salty and herbal, extremely fresh, then there are more tropical fruits such as pineapple and melons, very fruity and sour. Then it comes dark chocolates and mints, the body is not very oily but very intense.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, fresh lime and lemongrass, fresh mint leaves, dark chocolates, and papaya.

  2. markkerr02 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Test 080: Black Bowmore - 080510
    The whisky tested:
    Fligth 1 Glass 1 Black Bowmore 1964 29Y 1993 First Edition 50% 107 points Glass 2 Black Bowmore 1964 30Y 1994 Second Edition 50% 107+ points Glass 3 Black Bowmore 1964 31Y 1995 Final Edition 49% 101 points Glass 4 Bowmore Sky 25Y 43% 46 points Flight 2 Glass 5 Bowmore 12Y 40% 70 points Glass 6 Bowmore 12Y Brown Dumpy Bottle 43% 105 points Glass 7 Bowmore Deluxe Brown Dumpy Bottle 43% 35 points Flight 3 Glass 8 Bowmore 16Y 1989 Bourbon 51% 61 points Glass 9 Bowmore 16Y 1990 Sherry 53.8% 71 points Gls 10 Bowmore 16Y 1991 Port 53.1% 77 points
    Testimonials Per Eriksson Black Bowmore 1964 30Y 1994 Second Edition 50% Scent: Russin, sweetness, complex, lavender, dates, figs, fruit cake, some oak, Taste: Sweet, fig, raisins, christmas cake, light oak, lavender, extremely little bitterness not at all like first edition Aftertaste: Very tall, oak, light lavender, sweet, raisins, figs Score: 95 http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2080%20Black%20Bowmore.html

  3. The Macallan scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Tasted not long ago at a friends place. It completely knocked me over, the intens fruity aroma`s with a nice portion of smoke and the chocolatey dried fruit candied flavor with a touch of oak made it complete. The finish was to die for, long, warm, fruity/oaky spices. GREAT!! I felt priviledged.

  4. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The spirit that flows through its stills is one of the most lightly

    peated of the Islay whiskies. Despite using malt with a phenol content

    of over 20 parts per million, the spirit can stand up well to fairly

    lengthy maturation in rich sherry casks and the highly sought after

    Black Bowmore is the perfect example of this.

  5. Feusi did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The second of the three extraordinary Oloroso cask 1964 Bowmores released in the mid-1990s. Like the first batch, this release was of 2000 bottles, and originally retailed on the high street for around £80(!). A much higher proportion of casks filled in the 1960s were sherry, and Black Bowmore is proof of the quality of some of those casks. With an almost unfathomable concentration and intensity of flavour, and perfect balance of fruit, peat and power, this whisky deserves the frequently overused `legendary` tag and has assumed almost mythic status amongst whisky collectors and aficionados. TWE

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