- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 17 years old
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Added on
- 04 Nov 2007 5:00 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 17-year-old
35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.89 points
- Nose comes with sharp gum, peat and paint and more balanced notes of smoke and stewed fruits. After tasting appear notes of malt and light acetone. Taste has elements of peat, sea salt, sea breeze, old clothes. Finish is light: peat, malt, dry, soap, salt.
- Fruity, almost a little artificial sweetness, vinous, and then very sweet on the finish. Unusual, but not unsophisticated.
- Golden brown, thick streaks on the glass.
What a nice smoky note!
Soft, aromatic, unobtrusive.
I would almost touch a Caol Ila.
A light sweetness on my lips.
Subtle and delicate.
Alcohol has already disappeared quite a bit.
Mild, soft, woody, sweet.
- Not a very recognisable Bowmore in my opinion, but very enjoyable. I think that there's some inflation going on, as this one would probably score higher had it been released more recently.
The sherry is there first: Blueberry and salted caramel. Then the peat. A light mussel-like saltiness and a tad of malt. Eventually some candied orange.
A lot of salted caramel. Blueberry and a little bread. Not so much peat initially, that takes a while to come through.
Peat, salted caramel and blueberry. Behind that there's a more typical Bowmore sweetness of marshmallow or wine gum.
N: OBE/older style spearmint, raspberry tutti fruity,.. and much more.
T: More oldness, mint,.... with a 'proper' [good cricket] spirit & wood partnership.
F: Gentle oozing of the things.
C: Right on. It’s not that long ago that the distillery had the edge.Scores a B
- Blind tasting: Conclusion: for me average whisky, too soapy, 82 points, 46% tip: Ardmore
Soapy, subtle smoke, caraway, brown bread, lots of freshness
Light smoke, malty sweetness, pepper, the slightly soapy smell is reflected in the taste again
medium long, discreetly bitter, not so my departure