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Overall rating 135 votes 89.32
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Stamps Serie
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Refill Butt
Number of bottles
719
Strength
52.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Aug 2013 8:07 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 227,00

2 bottles available

Lowest price on Market: € 170,00

Buy in Market

Member rates

188 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 22
Taste 23
Finish 23
Balance 23

Tastingtags

8 Notes

whiskyandco
Expert Junior whiskyandco Note
27 Oct 2017 8:51 pm
whiskyandco gave this whisky 88 points
ZwiJo
Expert Senior ZwiJo Review note
30 Apr 2016 3:10 pm
ZwiJo gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.6
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
85
Dede
Expert Senior Dede Note
09 Feb 2016 9:46 pm
Dede gave this whisky 87 points

Nez : Belle alliance de tourbe fine et de sherry sec. Café, chocolat noir, oranges amères. Quelques notes soufrées/organiques (têtes d'allumettes, champignons noirs), mais cela reste léger.

Bouche : Puissante, mais équilibrée. La tourbe est plus terreuse que fumée ou médicinale, avec pas mal de gentiane et de réglisse. Elle se marie au sherry qui apporte du chocolat noir amer, du tabac. Les tanins sont présents sans excès. La texture est bien grasse, un whisky que l'on mâche avec plaisir.

Finale : Longue, marquée par des notes de tabac (cigare à cru), et salée.

Moins apprécié la deuxième fois.

"I can resist anything but temptation." O. Wilde
yapi
Expert Junior yapi Note
02 Feb 2016 8:58 pm

Bowmore 15 yo 1998/2013 (52.1%, The Whisky Agency, refill butt, 719 bottles) Four stars I know I should have tried this baby two years ago, I know. Colour: full gold. Nose: no gunpowder, little leather, no struck matches, rather a fresh clean, coastal Bowmoreness with bags of Seville oranges (I ‘stole’ some while in Seville a few weeks ago, and tasted them – gosh they were bitter) and indeed a little leather, coffee beans, bitter chocolate and then touches of black mustard. Old walnuts. Bone dry oloroso. With water: hay, tobacco, black tea. Mouth (neat): balance! I think we all forget that balance is the most important word in whisky. Granted, there are a few stone-y, leathery, leafy notes, but the cocoa and coffee work well, even if Bowmore + sherry might well be the trickiest combination ever. A matter of balance indeed, like with any peater from Islay. With water: chocolaty, tobacco-ish, leathery, dry. Finish: long, salty, chocolaty. Comments: probably not an easy one. The butt added some kind of leathery dryness.SGP:465 - 85 points.


Serge Valentin, Whiskyfun
tomy63
Expert Senior tomy63 Note
28 Oct 2014 12:13 pm
tomy63 gave this whisky 87 points

couleur or profond, nez sucré, légèrement iodé et tourbé, chocolat, orange, un peu de sous-bois et de tabac. Bouche douce, gourmande, un peu sucrée, facile, moyennement épaisse, chocolatée. Longueur moyenne. Un whisky très facile, un peu trop peut-être.

Maurice_casqueteer
Expert Senior Maurice_casqueteer Review note
03 Oct 2014 10:14 pm
Maurice_casqueteer gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.3
Nose
86
Initial taste
91
Body
93
Finish
86
Price
85
Presentation
86
Banzai
Expert Senior Banzai Tasting note
18 Jan 2014 11:05 am
Banzai gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Hmm, lovely nose where the peatsmoke is clearly present. This is a sherry refill so there are whiffs of citrus, raisins, wood and leather. Not very complex but the combination with the peatsmoke is nice.    

Taste

At first the peat is dominating then I get citrus again, like lemon candy, then it gets a bit sweeter and more herbal. That's the influence of the sherry. All very nice in balance. I really love this profile.    

Finish

The finish is rather long where the peat is lingering together with the sweetness of the sherry.     

Comments

Two words: Lovely Bowmore!  

De gustibus et coloribus non est disputandum
Bishlouk
Connoisseur Bishlouk Note
24 Sep 2013 9:40 pm
Bishlouk gave this whisky 87 points

Très bon nez, dominé par une tourbe fine et des fruits acidulés.
Bouche assez douce, la patte shérysée est bien présente. Profil assez éloigné des standards Bowmore , la tourbe typique de la distillerie est assez discrète. C`est néanmoins très bon, j`ai l`impression d`avoir un bonbon au sirop pour la toux en bouche.
Finale assez courte, très douce sur les fruits cuits.

Un très bon whisky, mais qui est éloigné du profil Bowmore typique.

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