Bowmore 1995 Craftsmen's Collection

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Maltmen's Selection
Stated Age
13 years old
Sherry Butts
1551 - 53, 59 + 60
Number of bottles
54.6 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Distillery Shop Bottling
Added on
22 Dec 2008 10:32 am
UncoloredCask Strength

Average value

€ 782.05

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129 × member ratings

281 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1995 Craftsmen's Collection

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.25 points

  1. mackie_gm scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Conservative 93 points. I would boldly claim this is the best sherried Bowmore of the past 20 years, including IBs like the 17 On Small Step. Speaking of "new Bowmore", after the horrible 1980s, the soap, parma violets and lavender tragedy.
    I had 2 bottles of this one, the first in 2012 after a raving 92 point whiskyfun review. Back then, I served this to friends in a row with other malts I had open at that time - Port Ellen 6th release, Lagavulin 21 1985 and Brora 30 5th release. While the Brora and Laga is 94-96 point material, still this one didn´t step out of the line in quality.
    Reviewers already described the taste, so I´m just here to underline the quality and to grade definite 93 points for this dense, complex and unusual (since it´s rather "broad and wide" than "fresh and sharp" as the other 90s Bowmores) islay sherrybomb.
    ps: The Devil´s Cask releases are a total shame in comparison!

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    There are just a lot of great sherry bowmores and that's one of them.
    • Nose
      The nose cries Bowmore, very sherry-heavy and there is also this floral note, which is often associated with the violet, pleasant slightly salty smoke, tidy chocolate, dark, a really fatty nose
    • Taste
      intense, oily, fruity, with nice sweetness, violets, sherry, medium smoky level, ashen, dark chocolate, overall rather dry mouthfeel, dark fruits, raisin sauce, a breeze of salt, you can really chew, great integrated alcohol
    • Finish
      creamy, chocolate, chopped nuts, the smoke is weaker, the whole mouth is still full of aromas, very pleasant

  3. bvrsky scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  4. A0525 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This is a whisky, big Bowmore, the whole pallet of the distillery behind the sherry.
    • Nose
      Big sherry, prune, milk chocolate, salt and gunpowder.
    • Taste
      Sherry, peat, plenty of fruits, salt, tar, smoke, mint, cocoa and orange oil.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, smoky.

  6. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Moderator

    Bowmore Tasting Notes

    Nose: Aromas of demerara sugar, prunes and cherry chocolate liqueurs are complemented with lightly smoked oak chips.

    Palate: Incredibly complex with rich cocoa butter, burnt zesty orange peel and dark chocolate underpinned with a dry peat smokiness.

    The finish is long and sweet with just a hint of peat smoke.

  7. whiskycuse scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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  8. Murmelkasten scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Whisky_Wolf scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  10. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N: pepper, liquorice, plums, gun powder and nutmeg
    T: drying, liquorice, grains, whole meal bread, nutmeg and cinnamon
    F: liquorice, peat smoke and spices
    tasted with Aby and JJ


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