Bowmore 1991 DR

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Stated Age
21 years old
First Fill Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
55.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 nov 2012 5:51 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199.48

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74 × member ratings

53 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bowmore 1991 DR

12 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.11 points.

  1. zzqfyl scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. butt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. ZwiJo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. peathead scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    The bottle is almost empty by now and I'm still looking for the 1st fill sherry butt influences ...  By far not the best Bowmore I've had.

  6. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    with a few drops of water, the malt wins significantly, everything works better coordinated
    finally a Bowmore who does not disappoint me
    • Nose
      subtle smoke, but stronger than the Bowmore I tried last
      red, slightly sour fruits (raspberries, currants, strawberries, cherries); not quite mature yet
      Cocoa and chocolate
      a light alcoholic tingling, not disturbing, but perceptible

      with water:
      the malt becomes milder, softer ... more balanced
    • Taste
      hui, strong start; probably because of the high alcohol
      behind it again the many different red fruits, but this time in sweet
      the smoke is also stronger than in the nose, spreads throughout the mouth, warm camp fire smoke
      Milk chocolate

      with water:
      the same thing here, softer and more balanced
      the smoke is getting weaker
      the oak with its dark and bitter aromas is stronger
    • Finish
      Sweet and finally a bit of dark chocolate

  7. notesofmalt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Bowmore 1991-2012, 21 years, 55% alc. Bottler: AD Rattray Expansion: First Fill Sherrycask, Cask: 2063 Region: Islay, Scotland
    Special feature: Limited to 547 bottles
    Nose: Amazing fruity on the go, wrapped in a light smoke. Blackberries, raspberries, sultanas, marzipan. For this machine grease and black powder. Behind it spices.
    Palate: Smokey than the nose, sea salt and brackish water, coastal flavors. In addition, nuts and spices, the fruits go under something. Only a little peach and a hint of berries are left over.
    Finish: very long and warming, again oily and nicely smoky. Strawberries and spices,
    Conclusion: very horny Bowmore, absolutely recommendable.
    88/100 points (tasted 2014, ca. 140,00 €) published on:

  8. peathead scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    This is one of the weakest Bowmore's I've tasted so far.  Despite the fact that it's a first fill sherry cask there is little cask influence.  It's an easy drinking whisky with hardly any need for water, but that's about it.  Hopefully it'll get a bit better with some oxidation now the bottle is already half empty. 

  9. I_SPEY scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Colour:Rich warm gold.
    Nose:Rounded esters, fresh and coastal. Marzipan and Fisherman's Friend. Orange and soft peat.Palate:Dry, heavy, smoky barley and burnt toast.Finish:

    Thick peat with a smoky finish.

  10. Snerik scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Tar, a sunny day at the harbor, oily, green paprika, minerals and vanilla. 
    • Taste
      Green paprika, orange candy, peaty, salty dark chocolate. 
    • Finish
      Campfire, grilled tomato, raspberry, liquorice and some white pepper. Long, nice, well-balanced finish. 

  11. alectron scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      First of: peat, coal, bready, some tea & sherry notes, some berries,musty warehouse, faint chlorine. (86)
      A bit later: turning fruitier, fruit/berry tea now, raspberries, some slightly rotten wood, faint camphor, (88)
      Later: turning a bit timid/quiet again, dried mandarins &  guava maybe... all very pleasant, if it just were a notch louder. (86)
    • Taste
      oily, peatier than expected showing quite a bit of coal & earthyness, nutty, nice citrus fruit (candy), honey, turning quite dry going into the finish, (88)
    • Finish
      raspberry-licorice, some vanilla (cream), strawberries, a touch farmy (stable & cow manure), quite sparkly & malty in the end with some nice echoes of said raspberry licorice, malt & peat plus the occasional exotic fruit poking through. Occasionally the dryness becomes a tad extreme (89)

  12. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N: smoke, dried fruits, citrus, raisins, spices - nutmeg, oily and spices - pepper
    T: orange, plums, bitter, smoke, syrup, honey and fruits
    F: bitter, mint, grains, syrup and pepper


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