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Overall rating
82.79/100
votes
21
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Particular
Vintage
12.1987
Bottled
08.2013
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
DL 9906
Number of bottles
234
Strength
50.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Sep 2013 9:57 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 370,55

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21 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1987 DL

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.79 points

  1. Landryn scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Bishlouk scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Quite complex, rather atypical, a whisky that takes a counterpart.
    • Nose
      Nose absolutely not peaty, but full of honey, almond and vanilla. Surprising for a Bowmore.
      A sluggish end of peat made its appearance afterwards, but it is very light.
    • Taste
      Mouth very soft, not aggressive at all. Slightly peaty, dominated by sweet green fruits.
    • Finish
      Ha, finally the passion! Pepper that sends, smoke goes up in the nostrils.

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I have struggled quite a bit with this whisky. For it is in fact very
    good, apart from the over the top perfumy side on the palate. Available as of
    September.
    • Nose
      Thank the Maker, there is no FWP on the nose. It is quite floral though.
      But that is something completely different than soapy. It starts off
      honeysweet, before hints of its coastal character shine through. Sweet malt,
      butterscotch, hints of citrus. Liquorice and only then a salty edge, albeit
      very discreet.
    • Taste
      It is velvety soft on the palate, mildly peppery, but suddenly does show
      quite a lot of lavender and parma violets. Midpalate it comes very close to
      that feared soapy side, leaving me a bit disappointed. It is not completely
      soapy, mind you, but balancing on that very narrow ledge. Luckily, a bit
      smokiness can mask things a bit, but the damage has already been done.
    • Finish
      In the almost long finish, I get some more sweet peat, a dying bonfire
      and spices.

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