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Overall rating
87.38/100
votes
10
Whiskybase ID
WB41982
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate - Cask Strength
Vintage
31.05.2000
Bottled
28.03.2013
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
1436
Number of bottles
299
Strength
56.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 May 2013 11:54 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 73.00

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14 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 2000 vW

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.38 points

  1. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This is excellent. It has some of the tropical fruits from the earlier distillates and the smokiness of the newer OBs.
    Add a few drops of water and give it some time.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Tropical fruits, banana, mango, some green apples, and it's all covered in the Bowmore peat smoke, excellent
    • Taste
      91 91
      Sweet vanilla, then the tropical fruits, then the peat and it introduces the finish with some smoke, an awesome development
    • Finish
      89 89
      Quite long, not bitter at all, gradually drying towards the end, The smoke gets stronger and goes hand in hand with the peat, the tropical fruits get slaughtered in this battle, some honey and vanilla do show signs of life from time to time. Fantastic

  2. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very nice Bowmore.
    • Nose
      Boter,raisins , salty tones, cookie sweetness.
    • Taste
      Cocos, honey sweetness ,salmiak,light sweet.
    • Finish
      Long and warm. 

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The first impression was a bit premature, for it opened up beautifully
    towards a rather atypical and sweet Bowmore that really hits all the right
    buttons. Water is not necessary.
    • Nose
      The nose of this Bowmore is somewhat marred, although that may be too
      strong a word, by some burnt caramel. In the otherwise typical nose I also find
      peat, seaweeds, a hint of salmiak and even a drop of olive oil. The caramel
      makes it very sweet, though. It recovers after a few minutes, I must say. It
      even evolves nicely towards praline and chocolate. So far, no man overboard.
    • Taste
      It is very creamy on the palate. The attack is very powerful. What did
      you expect with an ABV that high? But while it is sweeter than you would expect
      from Bowmore, it is very good. The chocolate returns. Sweetened coffee emerges,
      nicely countering the salty Bowmore on the palate. I am starting to enjoy this,
      actually.
    • Finish
      The long, spicy finish is a nice balancing act between sweet and salt.
      Salt wins in the end.

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