Bowmore 1964 Black

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
42 years old
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
40.5 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
27 oct 2007 10:11 pm
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 38277.20

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104 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Bowmore 1964 Black

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 94.08 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    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...
    • Nose
      94 94
      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
    • Taste
      92 92
      Little punchy, oily, liquorice, sugar cane, subtle sweetness, hints of dried fruits, toasted bread, dry oak wood, dark chocolate - very good
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium long, warm, little sweetness, more oak wood coming up, little bit drying

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  3. ConvalRen scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      94 94

  4. Mose scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    very nice Bowmore

  5. Equinox80 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Orange, mango, also plums. Quite strong notes of prunes and dried fruits. Then oak and cedar wood. Some tobacco. Mild smoke. Spicy notes come in the background. Very nice!

    Taste: Cane sugar sweetness, sticky toffee, tones of dark chocolate. Also dried fruits, dark berries and x-mas cake. Ripe red orange, sweet peach. Nuts, coffee beans. Then come spice notes of nutmeg and pepper. Orange zest, followed by salty and sea-soaked wood. Very pleasant.

    Finish: Bold and long, it lasts almost forever! Very fruity, in a more zesty way, with a well pronounced wood. Sherry and spicy notes are strong but not overly dominating. Wood is nice and very balanced. I love it!

  6. Deloti did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Auctioned for 22,948 € at whiskyauctioneer in April 2019

  7. zerttbone did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    WATCH OUT !!!

    Empty bottle sold on eBay , allready over 700 euro and stil goiing, guaranteed for refilling ! And fake Sale , number 55 bottle

  8. Whyvern scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Price / performance back and forth, here offers the inclined and happy whisky drinker the expansion of the taste spectrum. The experience is definitely unique.
    • Nose
      Fruits, very old wood
    • Taste
      First some wood, then pure cassis liqueur. I can not describe it differently.
    • Finish
      Medium long, no mistakes, it stays fruity.

  9. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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.

  10. checkpointuk scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur 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)

  11. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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

    older whisky!

  12. Feusi did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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.


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