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Bowmore 2003 AWS Limited Edition No. 1

Overall rating
85.00/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Alba Whisky Shop (AWS)
Vintage
19.06.2003
Bottled
02.07.2013
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Strength
59.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 Nov 2014 7:27 am by Hemdl
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 54.00

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 2003 AWS Limited Edition No. 1

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.00 points

  1. Hemdl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful Bowmore. The more often I have it in the glass, the better I like it. Sweet, strong, smoky - and with good PLV. For 55 € the bottle absolutely fine.
    • Nose
      Sweet fruits, clear smoke, fresh note. The alcohol despite cask strength rather restrained.
      After a few minutes in the glass and lukewarm the beautiful fruit sweetness comes out even more clearly. Delicious!
    • Taste
      Very sweet and fruity, but the alcohol gives the malt enough "steam" to keep it from being boring. The Bowmore-typical smoke here still reserved, too dominant the vanilla fruit sweeteners of the ex-Bourbon barrel. Here, the barrel was either still really powerful, or it was actually a first-fill Bourbon Cask.
      In any case, the flavors here complement each other wonderfully, precisely because the gradually stronger tart smoky and oak notes are not too dominant.
    • Finish
      Strong, here the alcohol pushes now clearly. The expected smoke, which comes along vigorously and reverberates for a long time. The fruit sweetness is also present for a short time, but then has to give up.

  2. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A wonderful "honest" Bowmore from the Bourbon barrel. Powerful, smoky, maritime with fine sweetness. Great alternative to the Tempest!
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

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