Bowmore 1965 It

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Intertrade (It)
Stated Age
20 years old
40.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
09 feb 2013 9:34 am

Average value

€ 2250.00

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Whisky reviews for Bowmore 1965 It

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.67 points.

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A very nice Bowmore.
    We would have liked more power, but we can't blame it for its breadth and complexity.

    The kind of malt I would like to drink in quantity :)
    • Nose
      93 93
      A little concern about the 40% reduction. Especially after 37 years in the bottle.

      We start with a discreet fruitiness, which becomes more and more expressive with aeration.
      Lemon, orange, and dried pineapple rings rolled in sugar.
      Slight green apple and pear, probably brought down by OBE.
      Light rosemary, white chocolate, white pepper.
      Light dry oak and metallic side.

      A delicate and subtle nose, which I would have liked more powerful as expected.
      After half an hour in the glass, we have a subtle smoke that adds a nice complexity.
    • Taste
      93 93
      In the mouth, amusingly, it is the delicate peat that appears first, with a slight smoke.
      The fruit comes very quickly then, with orange, lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, papaya and passion fruit.
      Light and precious oak, with pepper, and always a little rosemary.

      There too light, but filling the mouth in a spectacular way.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium finish, on light peat, smoke, pepper, precious wood, a light dust.
      Lemon and orange zest.
      Light green apple skin.

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  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Tobacco, grapefruit, old books, herbal, tea, candied orange, just a bit of smoke, some tropical notes in the background, a little weak but subtle and elegant

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Photo Moderator

    Great profile, especially on the nose it is one of those great old fruity Bowmores with this mix of austere fruitiness, grapefruit and whiffs of smoke, on the palate it is unfortunately little bit weak, probably lost a bit of power over the years, but still great complexity and fruitiness - overall fantastic!
    • Nose
      95 95
      Intense, citrusy, grapefruity, austere notes, brown sugar, hints of vanilla, whiffs of peat and smoke, cigar tobacco, herbs, honey, crystallized orange, lemon peel, jam, little metallic and hints of OBE - superb!
    • Taste
      94 94
      Oily, fruity, good sweetness, candied oranges, honey, tobacco, little vanilla sugar, finest sherry wood, hints of peat and smoke, some grapefruit peel, orange peel, little herbs - excellent!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Medium long, warm, fruity, little zesty, citrusy, some herbs - great!

  5. zzfranci scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Very great whisky! Old style Bowmore of the 60s, one of the best Bowmore that I drank!


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