Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Stated Age
12 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
57.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Jan 2015 6:27 pm by ARDBERG
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 67.53

5 × in wishlist

41 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 2002 CA

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.13 points

  1. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. ctu scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Not an outstanding Bowmore, with a pretty tight palette.
    • Nose
      Smoke, citrus, exotic fruits, camphor and salted minerals.
    • Taste
      Oily but thin. Salt, lemon peel, engine oil and sawdust.
    • Finish
      Medium length, dry with citruses.

  3. Patrick93 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Jevan scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. Jevan scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Good but average young Bowmore. Probably give this 83.
    • Nose
      Light smoke and wet sandalwood. Lemons. Fresh tropical fruit -Papaya (We call it Paw Paw in the English-speaking Caribbean). Light engine oil. With water more fruits and nail varnish remover.
    • Taste
      Oily and rich mouth-feel with a flinty dryness coming through after. Lemons, brine, engine oil, light smoke, cereal notes. Very direct and to the point. Moderately complex but strangely uncomplicated.
    • Finish
      Medium length finish. Briney and drying with lemons.

  7. ARDBERG scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Cadenheads.de notes:

    Bowmore Distillery 2002 12Y/O 57.1% Nose: Vanilla and soft smokiness. Palate: Lemon olive oil; hints of pinot grigio with growing industrial oily notes. Soft peat smoke throughout. Finish: An oily and fruity Bowmore. Quite nutty in the finish but mainly lemon notes and distant dry smoke

  8. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Crisp, peaty nose, with plenty of citrus fruits to keep things fresh. A drop of water opened it up considerably, releasing some ripe summer fruits, vanilla and salty sea air. A touch of engine oil was also present, something I associate more with Caol Ila than Bowmore. Lovely stuff. Straightforward, high-quality traditional islay profile on the palate, again with slightly more peat than I would normally associate with Bowmore. Lingering, smoky finish, with some sweet touches of vanilla and a waft of fresh lime keeping things interesting. High quality dram that doesn't do anything spectacular, but what it does, it does very well.


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