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Bowmore 17-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
17 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
04 Nov 2007 5:00 pm

Average value

€ 182,00

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 17-year-old

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.81 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


    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

  4. 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

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

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

  6. mer1973 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Archer scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  8. 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.

  9. NamorX68 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    blind tasting
    Do not think any whisky for everyone. I like it.
    • Nose
      sweet, tender smoke, bacon, dark fermented fruit, wine gum, some sulfur, dirty.
    • Taste
      sweet, creamy, spicy, smoke, ham, dark fruits, nut, coffee, chocolate.
    • Finish
      medium long, spicy and dry, coffee

  10. malthead-sven scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    - Bowmore or Springbank
    - 43 to 48%
    - 7 to 27 years
    - Wine barrel (-finish)
    • Nose
      sticky water ice (Coke), deep sweet, oranges, leather, delicate smoke, but only with greater distance from the glass, gummy bears, green leaves, then becomes fresher, smoke remains discreet
    • Taste
      fruity at first, tangerines, then slightly smoke and a strange plastic note, medium in onset
    • Finish
      medium long, a bit dusty-sweet, and again with an indefinable note


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