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Bowmore 1997

Overall rating
89.30/100
votes
23
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Hand-filled at the distillery
Vintage
20.01.1997
Bottled
2014
Calculated age
17 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon
Casknumber
149
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 May 2014 8:02 pm by joho
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 395,00

16 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

37 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1997

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.30 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Wine gum, peat, orange, vanilla and curcuma.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Blood orange, peat and wine gum.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Peat, milk chocolate, candied orange, ginger and curry.

  2. spigray scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      lemons, mangos and bananas on a bed of salt and icing sugar. hints of soot and ashes but very faint. whiffs of linseed oil and newspapers. ink. That´s a nice interaction. Not very smoky, not very complex but clean, fresh and salivating. very good.
      And it keeps developing all the time.
    • Taste
      92 92
      very intense, wonderful fruit mixture, quite briny.
      juicy mouthfeel. wow, this is very, very good! I like the interaction of fruit and salt. Ahh, bourbon works that much better on Bowmore, although I also like some sherried expressions,too.
      I think, this one is just perfect without beeing complex or demanding. Top notch!
    • Finish
      90 90
      The finish is long, salty. Becoming even a bit floral! Tickling my tongue.

  3. checkpointuk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Colour:
    Pale gold
    Nose:
    Salty, spicy smoke with a sour undertone. Barley, malt, lemon juice and green accents of foliage. Vanilla flavors develop noticeably all the way to the creamy brûlée. Then sweet yellow fruits, a little honey and the sour undertone disappears noticeably. The vanilla, however, rules the nose.
    Taste:
    With full spice and leading salt it tingles sharp on the tongue! Cayenne pepper, paprika, wax, lemon extract, vanilla and an emerging green freshness of juicy herbs.
    Finish:
    Pretty long - but now again here, in the acidic drifting, fresh accents. On the tongue are notes of sweet honey, bland herbs and a sourish fruit.
    90 points
    N: 91P / G: 90P / F: 88P

  4. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. alectron did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    One user reported his bottle of this was bottled on 07.03.2014, which gives an indication when this cask was available at Bowmore distillery.

  6. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 240 € at Whiskyauction in Apr. 2015

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