Bowmore 1991 Port Matured

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Stated Age
16 years old
Port Pipe Casks
Number of bottles
53.1 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
27 Oct 2007 10:11 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 369,20

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1991 Port Matured

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.92 points

  1. Simo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    There are no words, the ideal symbiosis of port and whisky, like the work of a genius sculptor, everything unnecessary is thrown here and only the essence is left, and this essence is beautiful.
    • Nose
      An uneven, moist, dense, smoky-smoked, ham, lard with meat veins, mineral-marine, in the background, the influence of the barrel is felt - dried fruits, raisins, dried grapes - rather tones than rubies;
    • Taste
      Tight, sweet, raisins, grapes, smoke-peppery wave, light acidity, again raisins of different kinds, very dense and heavy.
    • Finish
      Continuation of taste, powerful, saturated, smoke and peat in the background, ahead of dried fruit, a lot of raisins, rather white, wilted grapes, light and sweet ginger, candied cherry, yes it's definitely tony, red orange, lemon zest.

  3. rottendon scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The best representative of the 16-year-old Bowmore CS series, everything is right here. The finish was significantly longer from the second sip. When the port has finally prevailed, he is extremely good to the Bowmore. After a long time back and forth, there's 88 of me.

    Notes from an online chat tasting
    • Nose
      At first I find the sherry typical as the sherry-matured. Where is the port? Thick, thick and sweet with a lot of hot smoke, let stand for a moment ...
      Now everything is better integrated, works harmoniously, but still not like a port. Heavy, dark jam, a bit cassis, candied wild berries, with a medium level of smoke with some sour notes, smoldering fire. From time to time, the alcohol tickles something in the nose, but now comes the port with the red fruit, but late. In addition, now comes a bit biscuitous. I also find homeopathic doses of leather, disinfectants and eucalyptus. Interestingly, he warms up when heated. Nothing new and nothing really stands out.
    • Taste
      Oh, he is different. Great strong start with a huge swing strawberry jam. Only after a few seconds, the smoke can fight forward, now comes from behind some oak, but much less, than the other two candidates. A few clearly medical hints, unsweetened espresso and a bit of Zeste complete the whole.
      Demand: "zeste" from what?
      Hard to say, orange peel?
      Have just another mouthful ...
      Orange peel, unique.
      The second sip had much less strawberries, seemed rather artificially sweet, flavored, now more oak from behind, bitter chocolate again. Beautiful viscous oily with well-integrated alcohol.
    • Finish
      Again, relatively short, at least not really long, after the notes brought from the taste are relatively evenly disappeared, remains a floral, slightly soapy, especially ashy reminder on the tongue. He has the violets in the finish.

  4. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Great bowmore from days gone by.
    • Nose
      Penetrating and "scratchy" portnote. A lot of red fruit, behind it comes the smoke. Violet soap works forward and tries to prevail against the Portaromen. Yes, now the smoke is there, greasy and peaty. Nice connection of the smoke with the red fruits and the spices that come later. Here you can stay for a long time at the nose.
    • Taste
      The violets from the nose rinse directly over the tongue, take a good helping of greasy smoke. Dry, but not too much. Grapes and overripe mango, smoked orange peel. Everything warming. Later dark chocolate and coffee beans.
    • Finish
      Long and dry, still smoky, fruity, not a bit bitter - wood has not made a mark.

  6. wbarchive_104650 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I won! Bowmore and Port. That just fits. Very tasty, aromatic and good.

  7. Helgo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. jankes scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I love the Port Bowmores and this one too was to reinstall. Yum. Those were the times...
    • Nose
      a bit of acrid smoke (burning match), spicy, dry, old leather, horse stable ... raisins, some orange marmalade, salt ... with water comes again a lot of dry wood and nut ... walnut
    • Taste
      dry and dry, slightly soapy-violet-bitter, the fruitiness goes also in a bitter-bitter direction, so from blackberry, blackcurrant to grapefruit, to cocoa, pepper, a bit green-bitter (flower cut)
    • Finish
      long, fart-dry (furry), dark chocolate edelherb, some white pepper and again this subtly tart floral-fruity somewhere between blackcurrant and violet

  10. barryfox915 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Red-pinkish
    Nose: Spirity, salty, slighty peated and with a Port
    sweetness (sugary).
    Taste: Salty, strong Port influence, very smooth, light,
    clean, some peat and bitter toffee as well as pineapples. Diluted, strawberry
    aromas becomes apparent and the saltiness, the peat and the seaweed flavours
    become stronger. The finish is clean, round, smooth, on Port and
    General Impression: Surprisingly thin, but round, salty and well
    equilibrated. For a full maturation in Port Cask, the result is quite
    impressive, since the Bowmore flavours have not been taken over by the Port.




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