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Bowmore Feis Ile 2014

Overall rating
86.51/100
votes
117
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
Market
sc Scotland
Added on
27 May 2014 7:17 pm by totalatool
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 223,06

9 × in wishlist

117 × member ratings

208 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Feis Ile 2014

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.51 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. 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.

  3. 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overemphasized, a trace of fresh green fruits A: long, smoky, bitter + H2O: at first everything is a little bit more withdrawn - more pleasant, finish but sharp and some solvent + H2O: more solvent - becomes increasingly slanted, and not in an interesting way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

  4. steinrich scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Patrick93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Fight65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Laga93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. 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.

  9. molar3rd scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: This is indeed heavily influenced by the ex bourbon. Lots of vanilla and sweet notes on initial sniff. But some fruit also are quite noticeable too. Mainly red fruit. Raspberries and a touch of red cherry. In addition there’s a biscuit-y , caramely note with butter and a faint see breeze as week as fragrant flower petals. Jasmine?

    Palate: mmm. Toasted oak. Berries , lots of sea breeze in here. And a bitter note too of dark chocolate and crushed coffee beans. Not as sweet as the nose might lead you to think.

    Finish : Smoky and bitter with burnt sugar, dark chocolate with a raspberry filling.

    It’s a fine dram. Fruit and sea breeze make it quite interesting. A bit too bitter towards the end.

    A tasty dram, quite complex, and rather affordable compared to the other FE editions. I quite liked it, although it’s not something totally different. A good purchase for that price, no doubt. Bowmore is releasing some good stuff recently, and this is no exception.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2014/07/16/tasting-bowmore-feis-ile-2014/

     

     

  10. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    So the nose is the highlight here, the mouth ok, and the departure relatively short and me too monotonous in the direction of salt.
    • Nose
      Interesting, had previously a Ledaig and here it goes on with the muff immediately, clear smoke, lemon zest, some milk chocolate, a spice, which I know but the name does not come to mind, really very musty, from time to beat an intense honey sweetness , very complex on the whole
    • Taste
      sweet, creamy, chocolate, then comes the smoke, a little salt, tingling and drier
    • Finish
      the salt comes to the fore, the dry smoke is everywhere, short and crisp

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