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Bowmore 25-year-old

Overall rating
88.66/100
votes
226
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch Release
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
American Bourbon and Spanish Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L162144
Barcode
5010496150825
Added on
09 Apr 2013 12:38 am
Colored

Average value

€ 319,07

35 × in wishlist

226 × member ratings

453 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 25-year-old

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.66 points

  1. Sievi scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    A nice complex whisky. Nose: Lots of sherry and fruit notes, toffee and hints of nuts, complex aromas of roasted wood and smoke, some leather and hints of herbs and salt. Taste: Not stormy but rather reserved, but with an enormous variety of flavors, which is dominated by sherry and dried fruits, coupled with a subtle peat smoke. In addition, various notes compete in the background, in the nuances of lemon and pineapple, toffee and hazelnut, wood, leather, grassy spices and salt flow. Finish: The medium-long finish puts more emphasis on the smoky notes, along with sherry and fruit notes, followed by a potpourri of light spice, wood, leather and nut notes, all of which add up to a level of complexity. Another statement about the price. Where do I put the rating here? Well, always where, on average, the remaining rating was. The price is basically not part of the quality assessment, even if this is practiced here. How can the price change the quality of a whisky? Does a rising price cause an increase in the quality of a whisky or will the whisky get better when the price goes down?
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Great nose - but comparatively no need to drink. The end 80s shine through too much in the tasting profile. I guess I got to wait a few more years until I am satisfied with 25 yo Bowmores....
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    While the smell was quite promising, the rest was rather disappointing for me. Pity!
    • Nose
      Typical mature Bowmore with a complex attack of mild peat smoke, ferns, hints of lavender and old roses and tropical fruits. Gradually salt, oak, rosehip tea, red hibiscus flowers, earth and nuts follow.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly easy start with ashen peat smoke, bitter oak, ferns, dextrose and sherry. Acts rather unbalanced, with the time flowery powder, salt and violet root follow.
    • Finish
      Long, grape sugar, gentle peat smoke and again flowery accents of old roses and lilacs. Then also powder and forest soil.

  4. Pdh scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    My favorite! Especially in the mouth. Starts with soft mature sherry and fruit and explodes in liquorice with a long balanced finish.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      97 97

  5. whiskygalaxy scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  6. SUSPIRIA.FOX scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Marvin B. scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      99 99
    • Finish
      98 98

  8. Andreas W. scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      96 96

  9. malthead-sven scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    beautiful complex and soft Bowmore that has reduced its smoke to a minimum. Here, the maturity helps to compensate for the low alcohol strength
    • Nose
      sweet and spicy, light cinnamon, French rolls, tangerines, very mild, set smoke, wild garlic leaves, haribo raspberries from the Colorado mix, very complex
    • Taste
      dusty, firm marzipan, currants, resinous softwood, all-round mild and soft
    • Finish
      the smoke is now stronger, salty, iodine, while also sweet, gingerbread, medium and without bitterness

  10. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

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