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Bowmore 1989

Overall rating
89.35/100
votes
212
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Port Cask Matured
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Port Cask
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
50.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L132281
Barcode
5010496003725
Added on
26 Jul 2013 4:43 pm
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 440,28

61 × in wishlist

212 × member ratings

424 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1989

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.35 points

  1. ColdAesthetics 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. 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
      Grapefruit
      very fruity and fresh notes
      maritime
      salty
    • Finish
      medium,
      fruity & salty maritime
      feel the violet oil only very fine in the background
      pleasant finish

  3. Teresa scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. nat3123 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    THIS IS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT! HELL YEA BOWMORE! 50% ABV really makes this thing a star!
    • Nose
      88 88
      sweet peat, little bit of smoke, plums, oak
    • Taste
      86 86
      less peat on the palate, more red fruit, plums, tobacco smoke, some spiciness, lots of oak influence.
    • Finish
      85 85
      long, sweet, hint of smoke

  5. SUSPIRIA.FOX scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. 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.

  7. MrYens scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

  8. Ed Radour scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

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

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    18-03-2017: for a 23 year old I had expected a bit more. Perhaps it needed more time to open up.
    • Nose
      69 69
      peat, fruity
    • Taste
      73 73
      peat, fruits, port
    • Finish
      69 69
      port, dry finish

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