Bowmore Claret

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bordeaux Wine Casked
Number of bottles
56.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
12 nov 2008 10:40 pm

Average value

€ 1389.47

18 × in wishlist

47 × member ratings

170 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bowmore Claret

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.13 points.

  1. pere scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Not as winey as you would think. The 1992 Wine Cask for example is on a completely different (much worse) level in that matter.

    Maritime, fresh, tar, green apple and quite some lavender, but not soap of FWP.

  2. Cast Olila scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      71 71

  3. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      71 71

  4. QuarterCentury did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    An uncommon pairing of Bowmore and Claret casks, using barrels from

    Suntory owned Bordeaux wineries to finish the whisky. A strange and

    uncommon release from Bowmore.

  5. Nyffi did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    4 Bottle

  6. Timo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    A good bowmore. Nice idea with the bordeaux barrel.
    • Nose
      The nose is rather weak. No smoke, nitro thinner.
    • Taste
      The taste is complex. Slightly smoky, spicy, sweet, slightly peppery, barreled.
    • Finish
      The finish is a bit short. Warm, later some smoke.

  7. Lafroy scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Light smoke and oranges, clear tobacco, a lot of sweetness, sweet grapes, a lot of freshness, varnish, menthols, ashes, cherries in sugar, delicate toffee, paint thinner, Possibly, some smooth mint.
    • Taste
      It starts sweet, then hot sensation in palate and hot spices come, and again it changes towards sweetness, pepper, light sourness, bitterness, tooth paste, citrus notes, dryness, tea and ashes. Very well balanced!
    • Finish
      Very long, changing every few seconds, dry and sweet with hints of pepper, tea, ashes and smoke.


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