Bowmore 25-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch Release
Stated Age
25 years old
American Bourbon and Spanish Sherry Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
09 Apr 2013 12:38 am

Average value

€ 340.60

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 25-year-old

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.54 points

  1. Sievi scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    A beautiful complex whisky, which, however, promises a little more from the nose than it can hold in terms of taste. It is a shame that Bowmore did not do without the coloring.

    Nose: Lots of sherry and fruit tones, toffee and a hint 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 a variety of flavors that are dominated by sherry and dried fruits, paired with a subtle peat smoke. In addition, various notes compete in the background, with nuances of lemon and pineapple, toffee and hazelnut, wood, leather, grassy spices and salt.

    Finish: With the medium-long finish, the smoke tones come to the fore, next to them are sherry and fruit notes, followed again by a potpourri of light spicy, wood, leather and nut notes that result in a nice complexity.

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      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  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. Lebenswassertester scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    total final deception, I expected something different
    • Nose
      strong peat smoke and ripe fruits, which unfortunately evaporate quickly afterwards, sulfur in the form of cooked vegetables takes over, which I can't get out of my nose even on the second try the following day.
    • Finish
      short, fresh, unspectacular

  6. marvman scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    Toffee, cream, hazelnuts, smoke. Taste exactly as described. You don't taste just any nut, but hazelnut
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      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  7. Teomarg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Siwoo scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Mom’s favor.

  9. violetfarm did not rate this whisky Newbie

  10. 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


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