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Bowmore Feis Ile 2014

Overall rating
86.41/100
votes
120
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Casktype
1st fill American oak bourbon barrels
Number of bottles
1000
Strength
56.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 May 2014 7:59 pm by totalatool
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 204,43

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Feis Ile 2014

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.41 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2015]  I had another dram during a "Feis Ile 2015" tasting at Bonn.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 85. I took no detailed notes.

  2. DerDennis! scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This whisky sounds like a good old Bowmore drowned in a very young distillate, trying to surface again and again.
    It takes a lot of time and patience to decode it. I'm almost too exhausting.
    I tried without water, because I fear, by diluting only the "old Bowmore" finally drown ...
    • Nose
      87 87
      slightly metallic, light sweetness, not very dominant smoke, overall rather thin. You have to smell a long time, until a flavors meet.
      Vanilla, malt, green truncated branches, tree sap, bouillon cubes, prunes, clear clove, citrus notes, hair spray, cold ashes
    • Taste
      86 86
      Smoke, ashes, light spiciness, some fruit sweetness, youthful metallic, but overall very balanced.
      On the palate and in the throat remains a metallic residual sharpness, not unpleasant.
    • Finish
      85 85
      malty, nutty, medium-length finish with some fruit sweetness, slightly bitter

  3. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2014]  I had this dram during a "Feis Ile 2014" tasting at Bonn.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  My notes state a young, fresh and fruity profile with just hints of peat and smoke.  Very quaffable.

  5. helmutgw scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    F: white wine N: sweet smoke - subtly no phenol overkill, hardly any alcohol, otherwise closed G: sweet, smoke and medicinal aromas overemphasized, a trace of fresh green fruits A: long, smoky, bitter + H2O: at first everything is a little bit more withdrawn - more pleasant, finish but sharp and some solvent + H2O: more solvent - becomes increasingly slanted, and not in an interesting way
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. steinrich scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Patrick93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. Fight65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Laga93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. drummer & timmer scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This special bottling for Feis Ile 2014 creates the perfect balance of smooth vanilla and silky fruit sweetness balanced by salted nuts and wispy smoke.

    Breath in bourbon vanilla,smooth buttercream and fresh cedarwood combined with salted macadamia nuts smothered in golden syrup.

    Sip the sweetness of toffee and lemon fondant balanced by sea-salt and gently smoked almonds.

    Savour the silky smooth taste of lemon oil and salted vanilla.

    Notes by Bowmores master distiller David Turner.

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