Bowmore 1965

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Single Malt
Sherry Casks
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
06 Jun 2014 6:53 am by Telim tor

Average value

€ 5727.78

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59 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1965

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.52 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    From a mini. Fill was at the shoulder.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Initially medicinal.. as in crushed aspirin.. and then... ahhhhh... mangos and passionfruits. My kind of delights! There is somewhat of a granularity that I love, but this does not have that heavy, thick nose that I associate with world-beating drams. There is also a bit of bitterness at the end of the nosing, and since this is from a mini, that kinda worries me.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Like a tropical fruit juice. But just as the nose indicated, I really wish this was a bit more viscous with some mouth-coating properties. A bit thin and there is a some oak spice, and some cinnamon and black pepper, and unfortunately, a bit of that bitter metallic taste, which is not surprising I guess, since this was from a mini
    • Finish
      90 90
      Lingering fruitiness but also lingering bitter metallic taste. Would love to taste this from a full bottle to see if there is a difference.

  2. ctu scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    An outstanding piece of the rich, fruity, peaty and sherried Bowmore's of the 1960's.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Floral. Fruits, especially pomelo, mango, plum and green apple. Orange peel. Sherry, milk chocolate, herbals, salted caramel and gerbeaud. Peat and tobacco.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Powerful but refined. A fruit bomb, especially maracuja, pomelo, blackcurrant and apricot. Honey and salted caramel. Matured oak. Freshly gratedlemon peel and peat. Pepper and ginger.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, bitter,sweet creamy, peaty.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    This is lovey, my sort of whisky when a whisky is this elegant at 43% it shows that higher strength is not needed, the balance is great on show here, nothing out of step.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Beautiful to be honest, stewed fruits galore, mango, peach, plum hints of orange but to go with that is brine and a little peat.

      Warm French pastry, fresh out the oven, and then something a little herbal and little floral with a returning biscuit note.
      If you leave it for 15 minutes some sweet cigar smoke emerges.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Fizzy and fruity is my first impression the fruit is is the front of the palate and coats your tongue, syrupy if you like and the fruit that the nose suggested is in the palate and then some.
      The fruit is not sharp but like a well stewed fruit cocktail.

      The peat is kept in check by the fruit and the is a lovely salted caramel note that adds to the overall profile.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Very elegant, sweet, fruity with the peat growing but always in the background.

  4. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    One of those great '60s bowmores with the ravishing exotic fruitiness in combination with fine dry smoke and finest sherry, the whole served in harmonious roundness. Excellent nose.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Wow. There it is again, this grandiose fruitiness of the '60s Bowmores: rich passion fruit, mango, ripe crumbly apples, pink grapefruit, a few blackcurrants). Geranium and fine, dry smoke as well as a fine, salty, maritime note and pickaxe in the background. The sherry is also there (nutty milk chocolate), but perfectly integrated, never intrusive.
      Wonderfully elegant and expressive, changeable.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Velvety, round start. Tight and concentrated. Dry smoke, again passion fruit, grapefruit, blackcurrants, with toffee. Nice volume and very nicely rounded.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Again, this great combination of dry smoke and the exotic fruitiness. Beautifully long and very harmonious and round. Will be dry, but not bitter at all. Ends with Marajuca

  5. kimmosuo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86


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