- 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
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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1991 DR
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.91 points
- 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.
- with a few drops of water, the malt wins significantly, everything works better coordinated
finally a Bowmore who does not disappoint me
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
the malt becomes milder, softer ... more balanced
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
the same thing here, softer and more balanced
the smoke is getting weaker
the oak with its dark and bitter aromas is stronger
Sweet and finally a bit of dark chocolate
- 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: www.facebook.de/notesofwhisky
- 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.
- 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.
Tar, a sunny day at the harbor, oily, green paprika, minerals and vanilla.
Green paprika, orange candy, peaty, salty dark chocolate.
Campfire, grilled tomato, raspberry, liquorice and some white pepper. Long, nice, well-balanced finish.
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)
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)
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)
- 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