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Bowmore Virgin Oak Matured

Overall rating
87.11/100
votes
108
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile Collection
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Virgin Oak Casks
Number of bottles
1000
Strength
55.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Feis Ile 2015
Market
gb United Kingdom
Added on
27 May 2015 7:39 pm by cfosterk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 202,45

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Virgin Oak Matured

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.11 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    finally a good Bowmore with style, character and excitement
    not been drinking something like Bowmore for a long time
    old school style
    he is good and I am happy
    he was really fun
    yes, I'm in heaven
    • Nose
      it is raining fine twine
      the air is hazy
      fine smoke is still rising from the beams
      he smells burned and iodine
      The vase stands lonely and unmoving on the table as if nothing had happened
      white lilies
      the flower water has almost evaporated
      Yesterday you peeled oranges here
      You can still feel her ripe sweet flesh on your tongue
      You are stroking your lips
      the rain on your skin is salty
      how intensively you suddenly feel and smell everything
      flowery, fruity, salty and yet terribly sweet
      You take a deep breath
      The wood smoke mixes with the sweet smell of white lilies
      the pulp drips seductively
      mmh .. Your saliva starts to flow
    • Taste
      nice soft and sweet in the beginning with chocolate
      then your tongue glows from wood ash
      nice spicy ashes
      Wood with chocolate and sweet orange
      Between your tongue and your palate, spicy bitterness of wood ash arises
      with a lot of sweet orange
      You feel smoke on the palate and in the throat
      the smoke is very full and swells from your inside into the throat
      …it's good
      Your tongue tastes of sweet tobacco and dark liquid caramel
      Smoke and ashes remain in your cheeks
      In your mouth caramelized ivy leaves remain with sugar ... mmmh

      what a beautiful mouth
      a very nice floral note tart and sweet
      with 85.52 points clearly undervalued in the base
    • Finish
      long
      many notes on the finish
      from smoky, sweet, tart to soft, everything is there ... wood and sweet tobacco
      a lot of warm orange juice with cocoa / barrel very delicious
      and he keeps coming back
      bitter sweet tea leaves
      Wow very beautiful

      this is smelling wood ash and sweet ivy in the empty glass

  2. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I like Bowmore and liked pretty much all the Virgin Oak bottlings so far ... and here's where the right people met, yummy.
    • Nose
      Cuddly-cozy, sweet, spicy wood smoke (not a bit bitter or ashen or phenolic), brown sugar, flambé pudding, white chocolate, cedar wood, a hint of orange marmalade
    • Taste
      full-bodied & intense, dark chocolate, spicy, sweet, again dark cane sugar, molasses, candied orange peel, the smoke is subtle, only slightly ashy / bitter, sweetish-woody, hookah tobacco
    • Finish
      long, sugar sweetness, tobacco, the smoke comes again clearly, but not too bitter, pleasant spice

  3. megabreit scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    One of the best Bowmore malts I've tasted so far.
    • Nose
      Flowery hyacinths, beeswax and smoke, behind it orange notes. The scent is of almost breathtaking gravity, as if you are doing cross-country skiing in high temperatures and high humidity.
    • Taste
      Caramelised barley malt, honey, dark fruits, toasted brown bread, brine and a peat smoke
    • Finish
      long, warm and very balanced

  4. Gloin scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The whisky is very constant; no element (nose, mouth, palate) falls off the rest. The whisky is consistent and has exciting notes. A very good bowmore, really, very delicious.
    • Nose
      Mild to moderately strong smoke, burnt and somewhat medicinal, very soft for the high alcohol content, sweet caramel, floral, sweet citrus fruits in the background, (sweet orange?), A subtle hint of glue, slightly scented
    • Taste
      Sweet medical smoke, then a slight prickling on the tongue, outrageously sweet, a little wood, spicy, at the second sip slightly bitter, sage, the smoke is stronger than in the nose
    • Finish
      Sweet smoke, caramel, burnt sugar, panna cotta with caramel sauce, the smoke stays discreet but long on the palate, sweet tobacco

  5. Deloti scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Sidney87 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. magic_slim scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I am happy that Bowmore did not use wine casks again for their Feis Ile bottling. This one is much better than the other ones that I tasted before.
    • Nose
      Intensively peaty, fresh and clean with licorice at first nosing. Sweet and oaky, with notes of log-fire, pencil shavings, dark honey, caramel and orange zest. Very nice and pleasant.
    • Taste
      Warming, sweet and spirituous like one of these old Black&White Blends at first mouthfeel, then dominated by smoky and oaky aromas with notes of black tea and pepper. A little bit austere but summarizing the taste is nice and pleasant.
    • Finish
      Long and spirituous, warming from deep inside with a dry, peppery and oaky aftertaste.

  8. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2015/09/15/bowmore-nas-virgin-oak-matured-557-vol-ob-feis-ile-2015/

  9. Albaron scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    The nose is interesting. The mouth is not that strong but still a good bowmore. Delicious and completely different than the others. Many unusual flavors that are fun. There is still a lot to discover and another tasting would certainly bring more.
    • Nose
      tons of vanilla, honey, some mint, oak, green apples, light smoke, some sea breeze and oily
    • Taste
      Smoke, vanilla, oak, the tannins are very present, warming, mint, bright melon, some pear and solvent
    • Finish
      still pleasant oak, light smoke and the mint blows away slowly

  10. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2015]  I had this dram during a "Feis Ile 2015" tasting at Bonn.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5. I took no detailed notes.

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