Bowmore 1999 Craftsmen's Collection

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Mashmen's Selection
Stated Age
14 years old
American Oak Barrels
Number of bottles
55.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Distillery Shop Bottling
Added on
29 Aug 2013 5:10 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 388.85

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91 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1999 Craftsmen's Collection

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.76 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very nice Bowmore,
    but oh, so dangerously quaffable. If I ever get to Islay, I would certainly
    pass by Bowmore to pick up one of these beauties. I do not know the price, but
    last saw it change hands at an online auction for around 200 EUR.
    • Nose
      The nose is very
      sweet, but also rather grainy. One actually smells the mash, which may have
      prompted the name. I get a lot of fruit in the shape of juicy peaches and
      toffee apples. That is wonderfully dressed up in sweet peat and citrus. Soft
      smoke. Caramel and vanilla are present. Then some hazelnuts and the picture is
      complete. Adding water makes it sweeter still!
    • Taste
      It is creamy and
      fruity but very spicy on the palate. Nutmeg, ginger and a hefty helping of
      pepper. The salt is negligible; this is first and foremost a sweet Bowmore.
      Caramel precedes orchard and stone fruits. The oak whispers, keeping it
      wonderfully juicy and sweet. It does not need water, but should you add a few
      drops, better buckle up for a sugary sweet Bowmore!
    • Finish
      The finish is long
      and almost as sweet as candy. Certainly with water.

  2. A0525 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  3. childofbodom696 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: very sweet and fruity, caramel, vanilla, apple, peach, honey, subtle Bowmore smoke in the background
    Taste: also very sweet and fruity in the taste, apple, peach, gooseberry, then comes a beautiful spicy oak, a little ginger and pepper, gets a maritime touch, the spicy smoke is very subtle
    Finish: long, first sweet, then spicy oak with a bitter note, some smoke remains

    Very nice Bowmore with the typical ex-Bourbon notes - the smoke is not very present, but fits in super in the background and makes for a nice complexity

  4. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Taste
      IT: 87
      B: 88

  5. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This Whisky delivers more than what you would expect from a 14 year old... but then it's a Bowmore of course. It's fruity and complex with no offnotes and definitely a winner in all stages (nose, initial taste, body, finish). My friend paid approximately 140€ for it which is definitely worth it. I wouldn't pay the current price of 200+ € for it, though! Despite its high ABV, this one definitely doesn't need any water. It's a smooth, fruity, creamy dram.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89


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