Bowmore Cask Strength

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Label
56.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Added on
22 Jan 2009 11:41 am
ColoredChillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 149.50

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140 × member ratings

336 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Cask Strength

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.01 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    more discerning and demanding than the 2005er
    the nose is longer, more complex, the finish has more tension and play
    the mouth equivalent
    • Nose
      warm ripe blueberries crushed between lips, soft forest soil in late summer, sweetish mushrooms, smoky, soft fir resin,
      crumbled chewing tobacco in jacket pocket
      Fir honey and ripe oranges
    • Taste
      salty berries with chocolate, acacia honey, dry white ash smoke,
      spicy, dry, bittersweet
      in the throat a warm sweet fire
    • Finish
      Tobacco from dry to spicy to sweet
      sweet smoky tobacco in the end ... good!
      and the late summer forest floor with sweet mushrooms comes to mind ... wow

  2. CrilleVBG scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Dont need a lot of water, though its 56%..
    • Nose
      Neat: Strong nose. Oak, flower, sweet sherry and perfume in an ok mix. Water: A lot of fruity flavors, peach.
    • Taste
      Neat: Malty, spicy and lots of oak. 

      Water: Smooth now, with a vanilla touch.
    • Finish
      Neat: Good long finish, with a hint of smoke. 

      Water: The same, but watered down.

  3. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Colour: amber
    Nose: light peated smoke, dust, spices, dried fruits, grass, white fruits, coffee, tobacco leaf.
    Mouth: sweet, peated smoke, spices, dryness, pepper, oak, dried fruits.
    Finish: long, spices, dried fruits, chocolate, dryness, peated smoke.
    Bowmore Cask Strength is a smooth, sweet, delicately peated and good balanced whisky.

  4. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasted blind

    N: iodine, subtle smoke, red fruits, sherry or port influence

    M: strong, sweet, ala port sweetness, berries and other red forest fruits, smoky, some ginger and black pepper

    F: quite long, zesty, spicy and sweet

    I liked it and I would drink it again


  5. GIORGOS scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Calmar scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

      Not too impressive a mole, it seems like undiluted 12YO, strength and strength are there, but there are no qualitative changes and depth, still buying CS releases, you expect, in addition to youth and enthusiasm, some expansion and deepening of the standard start of the line, which, for example, Springbank CS or Glengoyne CS, here confined to twisting the volume knob.
    • Nose
      Open, fresh, slightly spirituous, fried nuts, light smoke, coal, ash, dry peat, quite ascetic.
    • Taste
      Pepper burning with coming sweetness, lemon, lemon syrup, burnt biscuits, coal, ash, lemon peel.
    • Finish
      Raw, sourish, smoke, burnt branches, lemon in sweet tea,

  7. ML89 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. steinrich scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Patrick93 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Compared to the bottlings I've tasted from Bowmore lately, both CS had a noticeable amount of smoke. No smoke monsters, but clearly noticeable.
    • Nose
      Smoke, lemon, sea, wet sand and apricot
    • Taste
      the flavors are repeated
      rather spicy than sweet and a floral touch


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