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Bowmore 1997 TWm

Overall rating 45 votes 87.65
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whiskyman (TWm)
Bottling serie
It's only single malt (but I like it)
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
15 years old
Number of bottles
189
Strength
53.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Dec 2012 1:09 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 89,00

75 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 22
Taste 22
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

10 Notes

spigray
Connoisseur spigray Review note
08 Dec 2017 1:46 pm
spigray gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.4
Nose
88
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
87
spigray
Connoisseur spigray Tasting note
08 Dec 2017 1:01 pm
spigray gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

a rather smoky one, burning twigs with a little tar and liquorice. slightly medicinal. almost no tropical fruits which we all love and expect when it comes to bowmore. but we got citrus and hints of passion fruit. and there´s a faint minerality to it with a slight dusty feeling. "chiselled" as they say.

Taste

medium sweet to dry with smoke and  there´s also some oak which turns lovely bitter. there´s also a little liquorice. the citrus is a little louder than on the nose but the smoke and oak overtake rather quickly. and it´s quite briny with quite a few dried black olives

Finish

long, pleasantly bitter

Comments

a very good bowmore, don´t expect a lot of fruit.
88/100

whiskyandco
Expert Junior whiskyandco Note
27 Oct 2017 8:35 pm
whiskyandco gave this whisky 83 points
aphex
Expert Senior aphex Note
02 Aug 2017 12:00 am
aphex gave this whisky 87 points

Nose : Smoky, briny, mineral. Whiffs of vanilla, some mint and lime.

Mouth : Peaty and salty. Citrusy. Slightly sweet. Some almonds.

Finish : Long, slightly bitter, salty.


Very good whisky. Just a tad simple maybe.

rpvdwel
Expert Senior rpvdwel Review note
05 Feb 2017 5:15 pm
rpvdwel gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88
Nose
88
Initial taste
89
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
87
Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
09 Dec 2016 9:23 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90
Nose
88
Initial taste
91
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
90
Presentation
88
Nomnomnomnomnomnom...
Eilean a' Cheo
Expert Senior Eilean a' Cheo Note
23 Oct 2016 8:49 pm
Eilean a' Cheo gave this whisky 91 points

nose: briny, salty, fruity, peaty 

mouth: extremely peaty and salty , salted green olives , ashy butter, smoked grapefruits

finish: quite long and...

wow what a dram , a bit simple but perfect with a mellowed nose and a fierce palate lagavulin 12 terittoires
GlenSikkes
Connoisseur GlenSikkes Note
10 Sep 2015 12:49 am

By Ruben, ( WhiskyNotes.be ) ;

Bowmore 15 yo 1997
(53,8%, The Whiskyman 2012, 189 btl.)

Nose: starts on cold smoke and grows more coastal over time. Wet furry animals, some gravel and seaweed. Soft iodine. Nice whiffs of eucalyptus and mint. Subtle vanilla and a lime sweetness in the background. Hints of nougat as well. Quite straightforward and constant, but well-balanced and really good. Mouth: oily, very clean, showing much more peat now. Again a firm coastal part, with brine and oysters with lemon. Taking the citrus theme a little further with pink grapefruit and tangerine. Less rounded notes than on the nose. Salty almonds. Yes, rather salty, even anchovies in the end. Finish: long, still salty, mixed with liquorice, smoke and lemon zest.

A clean and relatively salty Bowmore. It’s only single malt (but I like it). Around € 90, in stores later this week.

Score: 88/100

http://www.whiskynotes.be/2012/bowmore/bowmore-1997-the-whiskyman/

spoiled ape 4 life
tomy63
Expert Senior tomy63 Tasting note
03 Jun 2013 4:41 pm
tomy63 gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

assez classique, sel, coquillages,algues, légère tourbe citronnée, vanille, assez expressif. Très agréable.

Taste

on retrouve les arômes du nez, assez simple mais agréable. Très légèrement sucrée, facile à boire. A peine plus de tourbe désormais.

Finish

toute petite pointe d'amertume mais rien de gênant, tourbe citronnée, iode.

Comments

Un Bowmore classique, simple mais bien fait.

Bishlouk
Connoisseur Bishlouk Tasting note
27 May 2013 11:55 pm
Bishlouk gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Typical Bowmore. Smoke, wood flowers. No agressivity, soft and clean. A feint scent of dryed straw on the end.
A complex & evolving nose, but keeping the Bowmore specificity. I like it a lot.

Taste

Disapointment from the start: too much alcool and nothing extra from the Bowmore standards. It's not bad but I expected something more "special" from an IB.
 

Finish

The alcool stays too long in the mouth, and the after taste is quite bitter (which doesn't stick to my personal taste). Fortunately the bitterness fades with time.

Comments

I really have been seduced by the nose, but really disappointed by the palate and finish which are too Bowmore standards for an IB.
I definitely have difficulties to find an Islay which I really like (except for very rare bottles).

My 83/100 rate is "not that bad" clearly thanks to the nose.

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