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Bowmore 25-year-old

Overall rating
88.55/100
votes
248
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

€ 340.98

37 × in wishlist

248 × member ratings

508 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 25-year-old

36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.55 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. violetfarm did not rate this whisky Newbie

  6. Mr. D. scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This bowmore cannot leave you indifferent. You either fall in love with it from the first sip, or immediately reject it. Many people do not like the smell of perfume, which is called soapy and foreign. I fell in love with him. Fell in love with delicate, weightless peat, with the elusive aroma of violets and lilacs, with the smell of a fire and the taste ... the taste of islay.
    • Nose
      Multifaceted, difficult, interesting; first, as expected, smoke; followed by smoked bacon, iodine algae, salty sea breeze; further - more: a variety of tropical fruits, citrus notes; and, of course, floral and perfume tones of powder, violet, lilac.
    • Taste
      A real fireworks display of smoky-spicy-salty-sweet tastes; the first violin is played by prunes and currants; oak and nut tones are clearly audible; sophisticated perfume motives; sea salt and a little leather; lime and lemon zest.
    • Finish
      Long, very pleasant aftertaste; gentle smoke; unobtrusive iodine; the viscosity of oak; continuation of the perfumery theme; fruits go away, giving way to chocolate-almond tones and sweet-spicy cinnamon; and again a wave of smoke and sea salt

  7. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
      Ripe grapefruit, blood orange with a little orange peel, perfectly integrated smoke, beautiful violet tones, milk coffee, vanilla coffee, wonderfully complex
    • Taste
      94 94
      strong violet color, very soft, well integrated sweetness and smoke, tingling oak flavor on the tongue, pleasing wood note
    • Finish
      90 90
      Smoke and violets remain, in the background very light tannins, unfortunately quite a bit

  8. DannyDram scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Smoke, bacon, stored wood, elder flowers, red berries. Medium intensity
    • Taste
      89 89
      Orange, lime, cold smoke, light spice, rhubarb. Medium intensity
    • Finish
      88 88
      Flowery, somewhat peppery. Short to medium finish

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

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