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Overall rating
94.80/100
votes
45
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
Added on
30 Jan 2009 8:23 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2149,41

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1966 Kb

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.80 points

  1. JackBrian8898 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    whisky fun said,

    Bowmore 35 yo 1966 (43.7%, Kingsbury, cask #3300, 300 bottles, +/-2001)  Bowmore+1966+Kingsbury sounds pretty much like the ultimate combo, doesn’t it! And this Japanese bottling was selected by John McDougall. Let’s see what gives (while knowing that a 1973/1998 by Kingsbury was stunning – WF 93) Colour: full gold. Nose: an orgasmic combination of tropical fruits and a sooty smokiness. Like a tennis match between both universes, sometimes the passion fruits and mangos have the upper hand, sometimes it’s the very mineral peatiness. Watching the game: ham, seawater, high-end green tea, lemon, orange blossom, hessian and coriander/sorrel. What a game! Mouth: it could have been a little weak and dry at 35 years of age but it’s exactly the opposite that happens. Powerful citrus fruits and passion fruits with a magnificent ‘coastal’ peatiness. Brine, lemon juice, mangos, rocket salad, oysters, dill… Let’s shorten the litany, it’s just fab. Finish: medium long, ultra-clean, citrusy and rather more medicinal than other old Bowmores. Comments: I was about to ask you to call the anti-maltoporn brigade. Astonishing power, peatiness and fullness. Legend. SGP:756 - 95 points. PS: I think this was our 250th tasting note for a Bowmore - not that it matters!

  2. 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.

  3. Sjors scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Cask shared with High Spirits' Collection http://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/8855/bowmore-1966-hsc 

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