- 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
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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
- 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?
- 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....
- While the smell was quite promising, the rest was rather disappointing for me. Pity!
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.
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.
Long, grape sugar, gentle peat smoke and again flowery accents of old roses and lilacs. Then also powder and forest soil.
- My favorite! Especially in the mouth. Starts with soft mature sherry and fruit and explodes in liquorice with a long balanced finish.
- 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.
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.
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.
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
Ripe grapefruit, blood orange with a little orange peel, perfectly integrated smoke, beautiful violet tones, milk coffee, vanilla coffee, wonderfully complex
strong violet color, very soft, well integrated sweetness and smoke, tingling oak flavor on the tongue, pleasing wood note
Smoke and violets remain, in the background very light tannins, unfortunately quite a bit
Smoke, bacon, stored wood, elder flowers, red berries. Medium intensity
Orange, lime, cold smoke, light spice, rhubarb. Medium intensity
Flowery, somewhat peppery. Short to medium finish