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Bowmore 17-year-old

Overall rating
84.86/100
votes
270
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2004
Stated Age
17 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010496100820
Added on
04 Nov 2007 5:00 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 240,79

21 × in wishlist

270 × member ratings

754 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 17-year-old

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.86 points

  1. EJS scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  2. coldsun scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    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.

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Fruity, almost a little artificial sweetness, vinous, and then very sweet on the finish. Unusual, but not unsophisticated.

  4. maltaholic scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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.

    Nice malt.

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    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.
    • Nose
      87 87
      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.
    • Taste
      86 86
      A lot of salted caramel. Blueberry and a little bread. Not so much peat initially, that takes a while to come through.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Peat, salted caramel and blueberry. Behind that there's a more typical Bowmore sweetness of marshmallow or wine gum.

  6. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/09/25/dramboree-2017-dramming-table-day-1//

    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

  7. Dottore scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting: Conclusion: for me average whisky, too soapy, 82 points, 46% tip: Ardmore
    • Nose
      Soapy, subtle smoke, caraway, brown bread, lots of freshness
    • Taste
      Light smoke, malty sweetness, pepper, the slightly soapy smell is reflected in the taste again
    • Finish
      medium long, discreetly bitter, not so my departure

  8. Oloroso-Butt scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. mer1973 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Archer scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

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