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Bowmore 17-year-old

Overall rating
85.05/100
votes
319
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

€ 278.72

19 × in wishlist

319 × member ratings

834 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 17-year-old

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.05 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. 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.

  6. Archer scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    The 2020-Dram, (virtual) Bowmore Open Day Festival.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. razor911 scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    One of the best there is. Everything smooth and there in the right proportions.

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. arre2507 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. nat3123 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    This is so much better than all the new crap bowmore is putting out. The old stuff is the best stuff in my opinion. The favorite thing of mine from this scotch is that the blueberry sticks with you always and forever.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Blueberry, caramel. Then the peat. A light saltiness and a tad of malt. some candied orange.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Mostly big salted caramel notes, Blueberry and a little bread. Not so much peat initially
    • Finish
      86 86
      Peat, salted caramel and blueberry, a little sweetness of a marshmallow

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