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Overall rating
94.88/100
votes
46
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

€ 2258.03

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33 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1966 Kb

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.88 points

  1. Cigarsky scored this whisky 98 points Member Junior

    What the best Bowmore I had.

  2. Cigarsky scored this whisky 98 points Member Junior

    What the best Bowmore I had.

  3. Teresa scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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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