Bowmore 1998 Wy

Overall rating
88.43/100
votes
150
Whiskybase ID
WB63775
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Wemyss Malts (Wy)
Bottling serie
Cacao Geyser
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
737
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 jan 2015 1:26 pm by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 164.79

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Whisky reviews for Bowmore 1998 Wy

22 users have left 23 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.43 points.

  1. Koalafant scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    In the nose very pleasant and tense, this bow drops off on the palate and seems too one-dimensional and boring. For me it's more like a Cofffee Geyser than a Cacao Geyser, but those are nuances ...
    Notes dated 13.09.2017 => 85/100
    • Nose
      Rye bread with nice, subtle smoke. In addition a little ethereal freshness, orange marmalade and coffee ... a lot of coffee. Fruit notes are barely perceptible.
    • Taste
      Espresso with distinct bitterness and a hint of burnt toast. In addition very strong burning.
    • Finish
      Long, burning and bitter

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  3. herby.usa scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    mhmmmm, another delicious Wemyss

    Conclusion: Freshly opened (taste and finish clearly in front of the nose) - all in all, absolutely not a bad buy; it was on the shelf for far too long - :-) :-)
    • Nose
      90 90
      Fruity, fleshy, hint of smoke,
      Spices (sage, rosemary, thyme), some Maggi (lovage)
      followed by salty notes (very subtle)
      Some vanilla, citrus notes
    • Taste
      96 96
      slightly peppery attack, followed by mineral aromas.
      Spices follow, sherry influence now clearly present, becomes creamy and oily - and now wow, cocoa/coffee/dark chocolate
      and with the first small sip the wonderful Bowmore smoke aroma. Slightly leathery.
    • Finish
      94 94
      The mouth becomes dry, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, saltiness and Bowmore smoke linger in the mouth for a long time.

  4. katarn_rb scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Is too harsh for me personally.
    Sulphur, coffee, leather and roasted aromas.
    The typical Bowmore fruitiness joins the finish.

  5. JoshNRW scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      Looks subtle but improbably round and full, as always with Bowmore only subtle smoke in the middle part. Whoa, it smells good. Very complex without being difficult. Dirt, chocolate, wood, leather.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Slightly lighter, less salt than regular Bowmore, and stronger than the 46 percent. Nice development. More smoke but more watery than the nose.
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. riegerjonas scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    2022-01-09
    • Nose
      89 89
      boom !, roasted aromas, coffee, earthy, light acidity (getting stronger), fermented gooseberries, blackberries, hardly any smoke
    • Taste
      91 91
      Blackberries, dark fruity syrup, not as bitter coffee as the smell suggests, rather sweeter, so cocoa goes well, smoke comes a little later
    • Finish
      89 89
      Leather and smoky-mineral

  7. LeChiffre scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful tasty typical Bowmore. According to my taste!
    • Nose
      89 89
      light typical quartz-earthy Bowmore smoke; tender dark (red) fruits; Leather; Chocolate; spicy old wood
    • Taste
      89 89
      sweet and spicy; delicate fruit notes; Coffee; Bitter chocolate; spicy oak; also here the typical quartz-earthy Bowmore smoke
    • Finish
      90 90
      delicate dark fruit notes; Dark chocolate; tart and spicy oak; Leather; delicate mineral smoke

  8. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  9. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very simple whisky but a one I truly enjoyed.
    • Nose
      Smoke and Sulphur, its peaty and its dirty, the whore of Islay. Behind the burnt matches there's seashells and cockles on the beach.
    • Taste
      Big coastal notes, the seashells and splashes of brine. There's some raisins and prunes in there. Its got plenty of cinnamon and nutmeg spice, warm tingles. Its like Christmas pudding by the fireside.
    • Finish
      Those burnt matches speaking up, a touch of sweetness coming through through, delicious grapey notes.

  10. rottendon scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The name is program, the cocoa runs from the nose to the finish. With his 46% he pushes vigorously, only the mouthfeel may be a bit watery ...

  11. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  12. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Awesome Bowmore. So unique. Not for any given day, but it can shine at the end of a line up.
    • Nose
      Overripe, even rotting red fruit covered in peat. It's Bowmore, but atypical. There is salt and peat, leather, rotting wood and some mint. It reminds me of silage grass. But then with some melting rubber. Strange, but I  love it.
    • Taste
      Sweet, overripe red fruit, then smoke and peat. Melting rubber returns, salt and some mint. Dark sugars and very dark chocolate, silage grass in a rotting wooden barrel
    • Finish
      It finishes with some red fruit covered in match stick sulfur and rotting wood. Very unique to me.

  13. Falnor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  14. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Wow, very difficult. Was not quite the day for the whisky, one of the 5 sulfuriest I've ever had. Depending on your mood I would probably give 82P to 89P, so I went to the middle as a compromise. There are definitely some people who would almost call it all a miss.
    • Nose
      First tar and sulfur, but then also raisins, dark sherry, a lot of dark chocolate with berry filling, overripe compote of dark fruits, where the devil personally still stands with sulfur on it
    • Taste
      First heavy sulfur, coal, to a certain almost malty sweetness, typical Bowmore style for me, after an extremely long time standing then the sherries, coffee, dark chocolate a little (!) Out
    • Finish
      Medium to long, sulphurous, of course, with some oak and the certain sherry sweetness underneath

  15. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is a Bowmore to my taste; the sherry keg has a great influence on the Bowmore. The combination of distillery character and barrel are absolutely right here. A great sniff-nose. Taste and finish are in no way inferior. The sample I drink now empty
    • Nose
      Raisins, chocolate and sulfur; Wild berries and cherry jam; behind the sulfur hides a beautiful, heavy sweetness; the Bowmore smoke is also in the background; a little menthol; Over time, overripe bananas will come
    • Taste
      creamy and sweet; Chocolate with subtle smoke; very dry; spicy with sulfur; Coffee and roasted aromas
    • Finish
      short to medium length; Coffee and chocolate that stays on the palate for a very long time; again a very nice spice paired with sulfur; in the end, the oak pushes again with red apples

  16. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  17. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  18. McGipi scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      very spicy, earthy, dark chocolate
    • Taste
      Sherry sweetness, seasoning, pepper
    • Finish
      short to medium-long finish

  19. jocmueller scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Bowmore 1998/2014 46% - Wemyss "Cacao Geyser" Color: Dirty gold, sluggish oily legs

    Nose: gunpowder, gunpowder and gunpowder again, all on the edge of a freshly tarred road - yes, who does not like sulfur will hate the ... - after a while in the glass, the gunpowder but escapes increasingly and it comes out a heavy sweetness, which - at least if one is biased by the name - but directly reminds of chocolate; this is joined by pickled red fruits. However, the typical Bowmore style is unmistakable. The longer in the glass, the sweeter he gets in my senses.

    Mouth: Here, too, the sulfur makes its first noticeable, quite dry start, which gives way to a beautiful sweetness with increasing duration. For the 46% but quite alcoholic on the tongue.

    Finish: Long, dry, dark, sulphurous. The tongue is still occupied for a while and the sulfur remains in the mouth.

    With water: ME he does not swim well, the addition of a few drops makes him appear watery, which was not to be expected after the alcoholic onset.

    Conclusion: Puuuh - not a simple Bowmore, but who has no problems with sulfur and the patience to let the Malt a few minutes to take the changes, which will be rewarded. By the way: I like the part because sulfur does not cause me any problems , It does not have to be every day, but pretty good from time to time. Leave the 3-5 years in the barrel and fill in CS, that would be big (sulfur) cinema ,

  20. svenske2015 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Serge Valentin commented this one on whiskyfun:

    Bowmore 1998/2014 'Cacao Geyser' (46%, Wemyss Malts, butt, 737 bottles)  Yup, they really called this ‘Cacao Geyser’. Yet other bottlers who are doing too much quality control ;-). Colour: deep gold. Nose: well well well, as a former scout, I haven’t got anything against used matches, but we might be wandering beyond the borders. Frankly, this starts rather sulphury, not that that’s an obvious flaw, but well, you have to like that. Then chocolate, cocoa indeed, burning tyres, and two dozens new leather jacket straight from Turkey. That’s called ‘a style’. Mouth: things are better on the palate, as always when you come across some pretty sulphury whisky. Marmalade, black olives, tar liqueur, liquorice. Not exactly four aces in my book, but indeed that’s a matter of taste. Finish: long, leathery, tarry and smoky. Comments: spectacular in its own style, I remember some older official Darkests were a bit like this. Let’s call it a controversial Bowmore, since I know some friends loved this baby – we’ll have another Wemyss later anyway, we’ll see. SGP:466 - 78 points.

  21. WhiskyCask did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    This one is two faced: Classic Bowmore when resting and a total sherry bomb when swirled in the glass!

    See the full review here: http://maltandoak.com/a-two-faced-bowmore-single-cask-the-wemyss-1998-cacao-geyser/

  22. Dramlicious scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Not the huge chocolate fountain as the name suggests, but therefore tremendous fruity with piles of blackberries and delicate light smoke...

    http://dramlicious.com/peaty-friday-episode-7/

  23. Glen Positive scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    tasted it before purchase, absolutely amazing

  24. Tabrulavubeg scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    As Ruben (www.whiskynotes.be) very rightly stated, this one should have been called "Cassis Geysier". Sadly, this is way too much on the juicy side for me. I am missing the balance in this, so this won't become a favourite of mine.

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