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Bowmore 22-year-old

Overall rating
88.68/100
votes
74
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Moonlight
Bottled
1995
Stated Age
22 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Blue Ceramic; Seagulls
Added on
09 Nov 2008 5:27 pm

Average value

€ 1.100,29

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171 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 22-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.68 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Disappointing one as the 30yo ceramics are usually very good. Very floral but not in a good way maybe a hint as to what was coming in the early 80s. Still drinkable though

  2. nat3123 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    A 22 year old Bowmore Islay malt that was bottled in the mid-1990's and is presented in a rather stunning blue ceramic bottling, adorned with seagulls, and complete with well kept original presentation case. These ceramic bottle releases (Seagull/Sea Dragon) from Bowmore have earned themselves a bit of a legendary status over the years and are increasingly difficult to source.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Flowers, vanilla, coconut, candle wax, taste of elderflower.
    • Taste
      86 86
      soft and creamy with a bit of chewiness, sea salt toffee on the back of it. very lemony.
    • Finish
      85 85
      big floral notes, not real throat tickle though because of the little alcohol percentage. some smokey backdrop notes.

  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Great 70s distillate, in the past it was much better (!?) - that's a lot of fun
    • Nose
      Full bloom on a flower meadow, wild chamomile, broom, heather, elderflower syrup, blossom honey - in all a slight hint of smoke is perfectly integrated - very complex
    • Taste
      Immediately a warming, creamy soft mouthfeel (is that actually alcohol in the glass?) - Lutschwhisky (!) - herbal drops, yellow Campinos, bitter orange, canned peaches, custard with a dash of alcohol, the smoke is only far back audible
    • Finish
      Fruity, floral, for its low alcohol content surprisingly long in the mouth and throat - in the end, but still some wood comes to light and a nice lasting subtle smoky nuance

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. jjkmlss scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    One of a kind, wish Suntory didn't buy this brand and ruined the OB line with CF n colouring
    • Nose
      Vanilla, butter, coconutty, tres leches, copper, malt & candle
    • Taste
      Vanilla, coconut, lemon cake, sea salt toffee, soap, smoke, grass, wax & malt
    • Finish
      Long honey, smoke & malt

  6. zby0001 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. addyhd scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

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