- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 42 years old
- Sherry cask
- Number of bottles
- 40.5 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 27 Oct 2007 10:11 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1964 Black
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.08 points
- Auctioned for 22,948 € at whiskyauctioneer in April 2019
- Price / performance back and forth, here offers the inclined and happy whisky drinker the expansion of the taste spectrum. The experience is definitely unique.
Fruits, very old wood
First some wood, then pure cassis liqueur. I can not describe it differently.
Medium long, no mistakes, it stays fruity.
- In the smell damn fruity-fresh, but in an unusually youthful way, surprisingly. Overwhelming. I never thought that was 40+ years of sherry keg (which I could extrapolate from the older sherry whiskys I know), but "wow, what's that?" So fresh, dark, juicy berries, blackberries, black currants and especially gooseberries, red, juicy gooseberries, as they grew only with my grandfather on the garden path from the neighbor's garden. And even a light acidity, vinous, dark berry wine.
The taste then again the full berry bowl, but no acid, but dryness, a pleasant, velvety dryness, which lays over the entire mouth. And dark dark chocolate, decent and long, no wall unit, no excessive bitterness, a noble whisky, not pretentious-boldly-brutal. And it changes, the berries are brighter and more exotic, passion fruit, mango, memories of the secret snacking on the basement shelf as a child come on (google-> sambalita) and the dark chocolate joins walnut and some tobacco. Long but not penetrating, leaving behind a velvety-clean mouthfeel. Top.
- Tasting note By John Hansell of Malt Advocate
What impresses me most is how this whisky evolves; it`s incredibly
complex. On the nose and palate, this is a thick, viscous, whisky with
notes of sticky toffee, earthy oak, fig cake, roasted nuts, fallen
fruit, pancake batter, black cherry, ripe peach, dark chocolate-covered
espresso bean, polished leather, tobacco, a hint of wild game, and
lingering, leafy damp kiln smoke. Flavors continue on the palate long
after swallowing. This is what we all hope for (and dream of) in an
- Over its many years of distillation, Bowmore has produced some outstanding, iconic limited edition bottlings. This particularly stunning example of Bowmore was distilled on the 5th of November 1964. The spirit was carefully filled into exceptional Oloroso sherry casks then laid down to mature deep in the distillery vaults below sea level.
- Quite complex on the nose - the little grassy notes reminded me immediately on the Bowmore 1956 but this one is sweeter on the nose - on the palate it becomes much more two dimensional - little grassy notes and oak wood even drying to the end - still good but not fantastic. Overall an interesting experience but to me this one seems overrated - I still prefer the Bowmore 1956...
Dried fruits galore, plums, dates, figs, prunes, little bit of raisins and also whiffs of resin, some leafy or even a bit grassy notes, acacia honey, deep sherry wood, hints of burned sugar, old books - great
Little punchy, oily, liquorice, sugar cane, subtle sweetness, hints of dried fruits, toasted bread, dry oak wood, dark chocolate - very good
Medium long, warm, little sweetness, more oak wood coming up, little bit drying
- WATCH OUT !!!
Empty bottle sold on eBay , allready over 700 euro and stil goiing, guaranteed for refilling ! And fake Sale , number 55 bottle
- http://www.weinkenner.de/2014/sechs-schottische-single-malts-aus-dem-jahr-1964-inklusive-black-bowmore-33289/2/ Color: mahogany with a light reddish tint
Nose: primarily wild berries, oranges and tobacco. Then there are notes of Serano ham, mint, leather and black fruit jam (elderberry, forest and blackberries and plums). Sea water, shells and iodine - very maritime.
Taste: Salty-spicy, fat and intense. Sherry, oranges, chocolates, honeyed herbal flavors and delicate bitter elderberry juice. Then dried tobacco leaves, oak and notes of cherry cola to the finish.
Finish: Long and dry - a bit woody. Citrus fruits and dark red cherries, ginger dried garden herbs and nettle tea. Reviving aromas of wild berries, plum jam and heavy smoky tobacco notes.
93 points (nose: 94 / taste: 92 / finish: 93)