- Single Malt
- Blackadder (BA)
- Bottling serie
- Raw Cask
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- Oak Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 59.6 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- for the Nectar
- Added on
- 01 Dec 2013 5:20 pm
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57 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 2001 BA
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.72 points
- decent whisky but i am not a huge fan of bowmore it seems
- More than 2 years after release these are still on the shelves. That should not take much longer, since the quality might have gone up a notch from it's time in the bottle, and it does bring a big load of typical bowmore citrus zest and smoke. For a now very good price, considering the price changes from the past years for a 12yo Islay peated Scotch. 89 points in my book, that's more then okay for an 85 euro islay malt. Supports water well!
funny detail, I remember I liked it already in 2013, but thought the price was a bit too steep. Now, I didn't hesitate to buy more then one. Enjoy!
- Solid Bowmore, but I
have had better. Around 90 EUR, which I find too much for what you get.
I do not get the
typical citrus from the get-go on the nose. It starts off quite malty and
reminds me a bit of white bread. The crust, mostly. Or breadcrumbs. On the
second wave it get some sweetness in the shape of vanilla and a salty edge, undoubtedly
from the peat. There is a bit of smoke, but mostly I am reminded of breakfast
pastry. After five minutes I even get some stable scents. I would call this an
It is quite oily and
soft on the spices on the palate. A lot more spices than on the nose, but
still. The peat now shows itself from the start and offers quite a bit of
smoke, contrary to the nose. It even reminds me a bit of the new make.
Immature, but nevertheless very good. Midpalate it becomes a touch bittersweet
as if from grapefruit.
The finish is long,
warm and drying.