Bowmore 21-year-old

Overall rating
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Celebrating 500 years of Scotch Whisky - The 25th International
Stated Age
21 years old
Number of bottles
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
directly printed on glass, golden cap
Added on
11 Jun 2013 8:27 pm

Average value

€ 833,83

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14 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 21-year-old

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.42 points

  1. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Bowmore 21 yo ‘500 Years of Scotch Whisky’ (43%, OB, Islay blended Scotch whisky, 6000 bottles, 1994)
    A rather intriguing bottle, as it clearly says that it’s a blend, while
    the Bowmore brand and other parts of the whole marketing shebang
    (silkscreened design…) have been used. What’s sure is that if it’s a
    blend indeed, or even a blended malt, they couldn’t do this anymore. Now
    rumour has it that it is Bowmore, with just a few litres of
    Auchentoshan and Glen Garioch thrown in. Colour: gold. Nose: intriguing
    indeed, since it’s not typically Bowmore. For instance, there’s little
    tropicalness, and rather a combination of honey, chocolate, praline, and
    cakes. Some green tea as well, earl grey, green tobacco, a wee bit of
    rusty tin, then rather some oldish leather, old polished furniture, a
    touch of camphor… It’s quite complex indeed, and while I do not find any
    Auchentoshan, there could well be some early 1970s Glen Garioch. Not
    bad news! Mouth: hesitates for a few seconds, just before a peppery and
    smoky blast occurs. It’s to be remembered that Glen Garioch was peaty
    back then! So rather not a Bowmorian peat here, rather a combination of
    farmy and coastal peats. Yeah. Also Glen Garioch’s leathery side, and
    Bowmore’s tropical fruits. I have to say it loses you a bit, but it’s
    certainly very good. Perhaps a little too much paraffin? Finish: rather
    long, and rather more both tropical and topical. So Bowmorian. Mango
    chutney and milk chocolate. Sadly, the aftertaste is a little soapy.
    Comments: a strange dram, really. You can’t help trying to analyse it,
    while you just shouldn’t and rather enjoy it ‘for itself’. Or, they
    could have called it ‘The Jolly Old Fellows’ 21 Years Old Blend’ instead
    of ‘Bowmore’. Oh well… SGP:552 - 84 points.



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