Bowmore 1989

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Port Cask Matured
Stated Age
23 years old
Port Cask
Number of bottles
50.8 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
26 Jul 2013 4:43 pm

Average value

€ 511.36

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291 × member ratings

600 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1989

47 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.30 points

  1. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I think the mix of Port and Bowi is great, the fruits that come along complement the otherwise very characteristic Bowmore feeling.
    • Nose
      100% Bowmore, black tea, Roiboos also, spine, rosemary, spine, fine sea air in the background, dried blood oranges, some cinnamon, lavender, tannins, thyme, black pepper, chest of drawers
    • Taste
      Black tea, sweet ash, spine, old chest of drawers, berry bushes, grapefruit peel, orange peel, pineapple, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, ivy, leather armchair, dark chocolate, dried raspberries
    • Finish
      Dry, very long, warming, pepper, nutmeg, tannins

  2. Jssssssss scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    Scent intensity: (7)
    Tonality: (7)
    Quite beautiful fruit longan baked cake...5
    Sprinkle a little on the caramel... 1
    Smoke is just a light makeup...1
    Mature is very beautiful...5
    The mellow and thick one is integrated... 5 The mild yellow brown color and the fresh fruit scent gradually appear pear juice. Citrus peel...3
    Entrance aroma: (7)
    Strength: (5)
    Tonality: (6)
    End rhyme: (6)
    The entrance can feel the obvious peat... 4
    Compared with the aroma taste style, the overall style is quite comfortable. The final tail is like raw chocolate.
    Total:( 91-92 )
    The performance on the aroma is almost unrecognizable. The fusion is quite good and the taste is very comfortable.

  3. MrYens scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

  4. Ed Radour scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. olegborgol scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Good bowmore, the profile is not spoiled port, can on the contrary - underlined
    • Nose
      nuts, fruits in chocolate, smoke is very pleasant and combined with other flavors
    • Taste
      fruit in honey and with spices, juicy smoke, no soap!
    • Finish
      long aftertaste, smoke persists, a note of perfume flashed somewhere far away, but quickly disappeared

  6. wurfhamster scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. ASWhisky scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    the false note may not afford a 23y at this price
    Bowmore did not do it a favor
    Overall, however, this whisky is edible
    • Nose
      damp flower stems from the vase
      Violet oil
      Fruits, salt
    • Taste
      clearly the wrong note violet oil again
      which sticks unpleasantly to the palate
      not as dominant as 17y
      very fruity and fresh notes
    • Finish
      fruity & salty maritime
      feel the violet oil only very fine in the background
      pleasant finish

  8. thebonewolf scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
      Big fruit (a distance away from the glass). Actually nosing, blueberry is prominent. Molasses, smoke/smoked potpourri, possibly smoked whiting.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Tannic/dry. Dark fruit, brown sugar. Smoked caramel.
    • Finish
      95 95
      Toffee. Coffee. Caramelized brown sugar. Smoky, as if the other notes were prepared over a campfire.

  9. DailyDramMontreal scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Oh boy, here we go!!! The Port smell is amazing!!! Reminds me of these old casks straight from the Douro Valley. The dusty, loaded of spider webs ones. Rich, melted red fruits, clove, muscad, vanilla, very sweet. I think the maturation in port is very interesting with Bowmore (also other islay distilleries).
    • Taste
      Softy start with growing spices and a bomb of flavors kick in. So tasty, the smoke is coming right along to let you know, hey friend, this is Bowmore calling. Rasberry liquor, very well balanced, you know this is 20y + if your a casual bowmore guy. Lots of port influence but it remains open to the distillery caracteristics.
    • Finish
      Very delicate finish, you can twist it in your mouth forever. It stays full and tasty. Its hard to find a mistake in here. Wonderful edition.

  10. lviz scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      83 83


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