Bowmore 1991 Port Matured

Overall rating
88.02/100
votes
261
Whiskybase ID
WB636
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Vintage
1991
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Port Pipe Casks
Number of bottles
18000
Strength
53.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
27 oct 2007 10:11 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 696.74

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Whisky reviews for Bowmore 1991 Port Matured

38 users have left 41 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.02 points.

  1. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  2. WantsWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. zzqfyl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. vlad78 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Dried fruits and red apples shrouded in light smoke.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Soft Smoke, Sweet Dried Fruits: Dates, figs and raisins, some spices and a juicy red apple. Light minerality and salt.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet, smoky with dried fruits, berries and red apple and spices.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Sweet, smoky, medium-duration, brimming with salt.

  6. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Slightly peaty - smoky, salty - mineral - earthy, somewhat
      Raisin, herbs, citrus notes, coffee, something like burnt matches and a cigar box.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Nice and sweet, peppery, minerally - salty, red-fruity, something
      woody and coffee.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Dry, bitter - sweet, coffee, chocolate.

  8. Foamy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  9. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    In any case, it is great that the port finish (or is that a full maturation?) Does not seal the whisky but the barrel nicely complements the flowery notes of the Bowmore style. I like that very much and a little French Whore Perfume has never harmed a Bowmore. Great part.
    • Nose
      Nice sweet, Bowmore typical set peat notes, but also flowery and herbaceous, due to the age and the barrel the peat notes are a little more subtle than usual. The port barrel is there, but the vinous aromas do not get out of hand, a beautiful ripe Bowmore nose with beautiful bitter- sweet barrel flavors.
    • Taste
      Oh, the floral, a little violet, I like that. Sweet wine aromas, a decent bitter barrel note and then the beautiful, slightly perfumed peat from Bowmore.
    • Finish
      long, chocolatey, peat, a little violet, bittersweet, definitely Bowmore.

  11. Ostfriese scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A Bowmore with an "old" taste profile. Notes from a blind tasting
    • Nose
      Peat moss, mineral and earthy notes, raisins, oranges, old leather, dried herbs, coffee, slightly sulphurous, cherries and red grapes, cigar box
    • Taste
      Brizzles on the tongue, sweet, light grapes, raspberries, currants. Somewhat sulphurous again, coffee with milk. The earthy and mineral notes can be found here again. A good helping of oak
    • Finish
      Getting drier, sweet, espresso and dark chocolate. Oak and still sulphurous

  12. Allandale scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Lovely wonderful and complex.
    • Nose
      Rich. Stewed fruit. Berries, and blackberries and hints of bitter dark chocolate. Finished with the Bowmore smokiness.
    • Taste
      Complex. Warm and rounded.Full of fruits flavours like brambles and damson jam followed again with a subtle earthy peat and smoke.
    • Finish
      A long aftertaste. Complex. Warm and very satisfying.

  13. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  14. 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.

  15. Simo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  16. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  17. 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.

  18. Helgo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  19. jankes scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. 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
    pineapples.
    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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  23. markkerr02 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Test 080: Black Bowmore - 080510
    The whisky tested:
    Fligth 1 Glass 1 Black Bowmore 1964 29Y 1993 First Edition 50% 107 points Glass 2 Black Bowmore 1964 30Y 1994 Second Edition 50% 107+ points Glass 3 Black Bowmore 1964 31Y 1995 Final Edition 49% 101 points Glass 4 Bowmore Sky 25Y 43% 46 points Flight 2 Glass 5 Bowmore 12Y 40% 70 points Glass 6 Bowmore 12Y Brown Dumpy Bottle 43% 105 points Glass 7 Bowmore Deluxe Brown Dumpy Bottle 43% 35 points Flight 3 Glass 8 Bowmore 16Y 1989 Bourbon 51% 61 points Glass 9 Bowmore 16Y 1990 Sherry 53.8% 71 points Gls 10 Bowmore 16Y 1991 Port 53.1% 77 points
    Testimonials Per Eriksson Bowmore 16Y 1991 Port 53.1% Scent: Spicy, sweet, very fruit, some smoke, fig, raisins Taste: Vinous, soap, light smoke, sweetness, vanilla, dark berries, good, complex Aftertaste: Long, vinous, dark berries Score: 87 http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2080%20Black%20Bowmore.html

  24. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A very interesting and delicious Bowmore!
    • Nose
      The port is superimposed on everything, followed by a hint of smoke, grapefruit, cherry chewing gum, smells like a barn, and also a bit of a shoe factory, fruit muesli bars, sulfur
    • Taste
      Fruity, powerful, sweet, creamy, sulfur, still the barn, dry smoke, flower meadow, grapefruit, menthol
    • Finish
      the sulfur and grapefruit remains, oak, quite dry, hardly any smoke

  25. Rustamich did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The palate is not as smoky as the nose. An interesting dram if not completely balanced.
    • Nose
      Phenolic. Creosote. Smokes rises slowly. Wet dog.Burning straw. Smoked cooked salmon. Cow's breath. Hint of mint.
    • Taste
      Oily,mouth coating. Sweetness adds to that feel of thickness. Then dry spices and a touch of wood stiffen tastebuds. Needs water to make a better balance.
    • Finish
      Dry,slightly rough.

  26. Whisky_Wolf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  27. ASWhisky scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Port pipe is good
    what gave 2-3 points deduction, was the noticeable alcohol
    altogether very tasty to drink
    especially for those who do not feel the violet note
    Unfortunately, the staging stumbles a bit
    • Nose
      Moss, flower meadow, salt, spicy flowery smoke,
      sweetish light red fruit
      small alcohol note
      chocolate
      shower gel
    • Taste
      cool and smooth start
      on the palate and tongue violet oil
      which mixes well with alcohol and fruits in the mouth
      to a maritime flowery feeling in the mouth
      very pleasant
      Chocolate and fruit reminiscent of Bowmore
    • Finish
      medium to long
      Chocolate, dry
      Violet oil, flowery
      alcohol
      Maritime salty,
      spicy flowery smoke

  28. Murmelkasten scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  29. Cast Olila scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  30. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  31. Feis_ile did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This stuff is incredible! Perhaps the perfect balance between dark forest fruits and just enough peat and smoke to go back up in a very nice cherry - chocalate finish. This is also better when the bottle is opened for a few weeks. Wonderful taste and just need a few drops of water to open up a bit more. Best during the cold months of the year; Luckily I have a 4th bottle waiting for the coming winter !! At the moment only the most exciting whisky I ever tasted (from about 100 single malts).

  32. MaltMartin scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very nice Bowmore from a non-suspected era. The sweet port is very distincitive but I like that. No complexity at all but who cares... Efcharisto parapoly Robert!
    • Nose
      Truffle, peat and sulphur nicely intermingled with each other. Quite spirity as well to be honest. Raisins. Juicy oakiness.
    • Taste
      Strawberry! (yeah you were right Robert...). Also grapefruit. It's all very sweet. Off course, the port wood (haha). Big mouthfeel. Cassis liqeur.
    • Finish
      Long, warming with some pepper.

  33. FedeBosco scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Nice dram, good Bowmore for your daily dram. Not really complex or scotch masterpiece but honest and relaxing. The body is rich because of the alcool (53.1%). I think the Darkest is richer.
    • Nose
      Quite strong, you can smell the porto, hints of liquorice and salt. Pepper?
    • Taste
      Very warmy in mouth, wine, rubber, salt, porto.
    • Finish
      Sweet like syrup, pleasant and quite long.

  34. HunterRomario scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Tons of fruit tones, but the scent is a bit muted, so it's dense, it's there, but only in the hint. (83 b)
    • Taste
      Warm, heavy-duty porthole embroidered. A bit of sweetness and at the same time acidity, with a little water delightfully sweet. (85 b)

  35. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A cask strength bottled Bowmore 16 yo, this time matured in Port casks. Lovely colour on this and limited to just 18,000 bottles.

  36. Feusi scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    An enrichment for Bowmore, with raspberry in dark chocolate. Warm and pleasant to drink, which ends with a long fruity, peaty finish. Very very nice.

  37. mmaclean scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This nose is awesome and the taste is spectacular, the body is great and the finish is long. Priced right and presentation is nice box.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      92 92

  38. Timo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    The third 16 year old vintage bottling is even better than the second. The Bowmore works very well with the port finish.
    • Nose
      The nose is stinging. Turpentine, port, smoky, sweetish.
    • Taste
      The taste is very complex and powerful. Sweet, smoky, fruity, old barrel.
    • Finish
      The finish is not that short. Peppery, sweet, smoky, musty, warming.

  39. mmaclean scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This is a fire bomb, It reminds me of the guy at the circus blowing fire, but with a sweet ending!
    • Nose
      Spice, smoke, leather,dark fruits
    • Taste
      Oily, ripe fruits, sweet plums, malty toward the end.
    • Finish
      More spice, some coal,more smoke and medicinal like herbs. Long finishhhhhhh

  40. mmaclean scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This was not easy to come by. I found this bottle on ebay and met the seller from Riverside, Ca. He was a buyer in most duty free markets. I love the dark fruits and smokeyness of this. Its high onthe alchohol so be careful or you will fry your tonsills. Love Bowmore though

  41. Brave Jester scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    I absolutely love this stuff!

    For me it has the perfect balance between smoke/dark red fruits and choclate ( especially when the bottle is opened for at least a couple of weeks ). That is why I already had 3 bottles of this and the 4th is waiting for a special occasion.

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