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Bowmore 1966 Kb

Overall rating
94.95/100
votes
44
Whiskybase ID
WB6284
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Kingsbury (Kb)
Bottling serie
Celtic Series
Vintage
1966
Stated Age
35 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
3300
Number of bottles
300
Strength
43.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
jp Japan
Added on
30 Jan 2009 8:23 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2258.03

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44 × member ratings

36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1966 Kb

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.95 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2003]  I had this dram during a MaRa "Islay" tasting at Limburg. 

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 95+.  My notes state an extremely delicious fruity profile with a passion fruits spike.

  2. FNP90xvhk scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Extremely fruity on nosing and palate, sweet and sour, mango, guava, definitely incredible whisky.
    One of the best I have ever had.

  3. n11 scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    29.10.2021 @Shizuoka
    I would like to verify whether cognac approaches this as it ages.
    Anyway, this is a tropical bomb!
    • Nose
      97 97
      Enchanting fruit, gentle bowmore peat and mango with a sip.
    • Taste
      97 97
      Old sherry, gentle pete, irish tropical, wrinkles long lasting acidity, acerola
    • Finish
      94 94

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Photo Moderator

    Very fruity and quite herbal and austere – reminds me on good Irish – anyways great stuff!
    • Nose
      93 93
      : Very intense, fruity, honey, grapefruit, little herbal, austere, hints of vanilla, old books – great!
    • Taste
      94 94
      Oily, creamy, good sweetness, very fruity but also herbal and austere, tropical fruits, mango pineapple, little grapefruit, lemon peel – excellent!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Medium long, warm, spicy, herbal, more grapefruit and lemon peel – very good!

  5. Cigarsky scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    What the best Bowmore I had.

  6. Cigarsky scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    What the best Bowmore I had.

  7. Teresa scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. Black Bowmore scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    For me the 66's are more beautiful than the 64's. Also shows up in the price.
    https://www.whiskyauctioneer.com/lot/167003/bowmore-1966-kingsbury-35-year-old?s=5ef200d11a43e
    12722 pounds

  9. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Reminiscent of the 66 prestonfield, again I am wondering whether these 66 are not better than the 64 sometimes, explosion of exotic fruits mainly mango with some nice herbal notes, citrus, absolutely brilliant! Less complexity than bouquet though

  10. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Also tasted by Angus on www.whiskyfun.com
    Bowmore 35 yo 1966 (43.7%, Kingsbury, cask #3300, 300 bottles, +/-2001)
    Another that carries quite a hefty reputation. Let’s try it! Colour: deep gold. Nose: this is probably the purest and most immediate aromatic definition of why people fall so hopelessly in love with this distillery and this era. Enough fresh tropical fruits to start a hipster food truck! Seriously, almost just nothing but mango, passion fruit, guava, papya, star fruit and pineapple. Pulpy, fleshy, über fresh and with an impression of quivering exotic fruit jellies. Some softer notes of fruit teas, mint leaf and even something approaching good quality fresh cannabis. No wonder these whiskies are so addictive! The absolute epitome of freshness, exoticism and ripeness in whisky. Mouth: the wood is more present than the nose suggests - as with so many old whiskies - but it adds rather than subtracts. There’s herbal bite, wood spice, warmth, honeyed sweetness and syrupy concentration. Still layers and layers of beautiful fruits but here they are crystallised, poised, nervous and with a streak of bitter herbal extracts running through. Finish: superbly long, mineral, oily and still vividly fruity and wonderfully herbal. Comments: a sublime and justifiably famous Bowmore that epitomises utterly just how thrilling and brilliant this decade was for this distillery. At this strength and age it is devastatingly lethal as you could just guzzle it by the litre.
    SGP: 755 - 95 points.

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