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Bowmore 17-year-old

Overall rating
85.15/100
votes
340
Whiskybase ID
WB660
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 5:24 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 323.04

19 × in wishlist

340 × member ratings

886 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 17-year-old

48 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.15 points

  1. pianoman scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Distant smoke from the campfire, cucumber water, rose petals. Lavender, soap. Molded kumquats.
    • Taste
      Fanta. Sage. Violet oil. A hint of burnt orange peel. Liquid soap.

  2. ASWhisky scored this whisky 62 points Connoisseur

    how can I get rid of this taste in my mouth?
    • Nose
      rohes Rindfleisch und Bronchiensalbe (Eukalyptus und Pinimenthol)
      Meerwasser
      am Ende wird es eine andere Form des elenden Veilchenöls sein?
    • Taste
      ein Malzbonbon mit Bronchiensalbenextrakt
      und ein grausiger Flashback an das Veilchenöl von gerade eben
      auf der Zunge trockene Schokolade und etwas Malzsüße
      und überall am Gaumen wieder Veilchenöl…

      bäh ich mag nicht mehr
      es wird warm und rauchig im Rachen 
    • Finish
      kurz
      schokoladig und … Veilchenöl

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    More peaty than I remember, a decent dram with the sherry & peat in balance
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Archer scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    The nose was promising. Unfortunately, he could not meet the expectations otherwise, as the bitter wood flavors proved to be too dominant. Here the fruit note was missing as a balancing counterweight.
    • Nose
      If creaminess had a smell, one would find it here among other things. He smells as if a greasy-smoky molasses is in the glass, permeated with traces of eucalyptus sweets and fruit pulp. The nose is pleasantly spicy, the smoke evaporates quickly.
    • Taste
      And indeed, he has a certain firmness on his tongue. Strong on the start, with slightly bitter woody notes on the tongue. Mild smoke, dark chocolate and bitter herbs. The bitter aromas settle after some time but very.
    • Finish
      Medium long, with dark chocolate, wood and bitter herbs.

  5. Cubey666 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at WTF 2018
    very tasty! yellow fruits and smoke. typical Bowmore
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. jykoo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  7. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    These are older bottlings from 17 year old Bowmore
    for me the reason why I started myself with
    Bowmore to deal with.
    Clearly maritime, salty - mineral, yes
    the metallic - mineral "steam boiler aroma" and
    also a little flowery like lavender. Only rel. little smoke,
    which I like very much. But could be a little sweeter.
    Warm up nicely. You can sniff it forever.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. sarthur71 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. herby.usa scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Classic old Bowmore style.
    Delicious stuff - and what a shame, the current bottlings are unfortunately not at this level.

    This "old" guy is great!
    The increase would be Cask Strengt and then Duncan Taylor Bowmore from the 80s.
    Slainte Mhath,
    • Nose
      90 90
      Maritime (oh, it gets more and more intense over time as soon as the glass (logo of the Dram) is in the hand "comfortable temperature").
      Honey sweet, flowery nectar scents,
      but also a hint of furniture polish, leather
      And after a while I notice a hint of coffee (but more like the coffee grounds in the filter after brewing)
    • Taste
      95 95
      Clearly recognizable the maritime (spray & saltiness)
      Cold campfire smoke
      Sweetness (honey), is getting softer and oily in the mouth (hmmm yummy).
      And there it is! I love it: Steam kettle (salty meets metallic -> a tingling sensation in the mouth spreads) paired with the lavender scent I love so much (soap).
      Coffee aromas towards the end are also still recognizable.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The maritime lasts a surprisingly long time.
      Coffee (mocha) aromas spread in the mouth and
      the tingling steam boiler / violet aroma lingers.

  10. anonymerlemur scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Very versatile bottle. Immediately after opening, this malt could not convince me at all: it only tasted of detergent flavored with violets. After a while (3/4 level) the other notes came out of the background. At half the level, the violets were suddenly gone and there wasn't much else to taste. Now at 1/4 fill level, the whisky can again be very convincing.
    In summary, violets and artificial industrial sweets dominate
    • Nose
      87 87
      Extremely floral. You only smell violets. There are also soap, freshly washed laundry, French courtesans and a slight smokiness.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Light oak notes, violets, detergent, soap, artificial aromas of berries and industrial sweets.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The violets are amazingly gone. Spicy and extremely sweet.

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