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Bowmore 17-year-old

Overall rating 275 votes 84.17

Member rates

716 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 21
Taste 22
Finish 21
Balance 21

Tastingtags

46 Notes

ASWhisky
Expert Senior ASWhisky Tasting note
18 Apr 2014 6:38 pm
ASWhisky gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Flashback > Kuhstall, moderiger Torf mit Rauch
Orange, Mango, Karamellschokolade,
Geruch von gegrillter Ananas auf Rindersteak

Taste

Glatt und kühl,
leicht prickelnd frisch
Orangen mit viel Milchschokolade
Salz, Rauch und Torf

Finish

lang & prickelnd
Würze
Orangen
Malzsüße & Torf & Salz

Comments

ein leckerer Whisky
mmh, I like him indeed

unforgettable whisky takes you on a journey, gives you new dreams, awakens your forgotten dreams, moves you out of time.....
Nestheth
Member Senior Nestheth Review note
14 Nov 2017 10:03 am
Nestheth gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.5
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
84
Finish
83
Price
85
Presentation
90
Nestheth
Member Senior Nestheth Tasting note
14 Nov 2017 10:32 am
Nestheth gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

What reads on the bottle: "Light peat smoke, rich treacle toffee and ripe exotic fruits"
What I find: There's a nice assortment of different scents. Unfortunately the sweet fruit scent, perhaps water melon, apples, is a little bit too dominant over the others. The lesser scents are peat smoke, oak wood, tobacco and sea salt.

Taste

What reads on the bottle: "Creamy toffee and malty sweetness, together with a delicious warm smokiness"
What I find: It's an Islay whisky, so there's some peat to it. Quite moderately, keeping it's origins in mind. There could be some pepper to it also, which is difficult to distinct from the peat. Before peat pops up toffee, which is correctly advertized.
The title of this whisky is "White Sands". The distillers have succeeded in encapsulation that notion into the bottle. The peat scrapes around the mouth moderately, which creates remotely sort of a sand-papery sensation. I enjoyed the whisky more with added water. Altho, the body of this whisky is so light it doesn't hold up much to water. Luckily the sea salt flavor is distinct, which adds to the synergy. There's also a toffee flavor.

Finish

What reads on the bottle: "The incredibly smooth, warm and comforting finish"
What I find: Advertizing nonsense. The peaty and peppery taste lingers for a short while. It isn't smooth or comforting. It isn't unpleasant, tho. Warm it may be. It's accompanied with toffee and sea salt. Maybe some tabasco.

Comments

What reads on the bottle: "On the eye warm antique gold"
What I find: That much they wrote truthfully.
This whisky is 43 % alcohol. That means it's automatically an entry level to mid-tier whisky. I recommend this whisky to novice whisky fans, who lack the experience required to respect the top-tier Bowmore whiskies.

Marko_I
Connoisseur Marko_I Tasting note
03 Nov 2017 10:28 pm
Color
Deep copper
Nose

mild und süß, Honig, Karamell, Orangenmarmelade/Dosenpfirsich... anfangs etwas Zimt, aber das verfliegt, später habe ich eine leichte, frische Mentholnote, Milchschokolade, der Rauch ist sehr dezent

Taste

süß, Malz, Getreide, mit Milchschokolade/gezuckertem Milchkaffee, leicht würzig, auch hier ist der Rauch sehr zurückhaltend, als leichte Herbe/Bitterkeit

Finish

mittellang, Milchschokolade, -kaffee, etwas seifig

Comments

Erinnert stark an den alten 17er aus der Möwenära. Und ähnlich wie diesen finde ich den hier nicht toll, sondern bestenfalls nett. Nase & Geschmack fand ich anfangs sogar etwas enttäuschend, wenn ich ihm Zeit gebe, wird's besser, schmeckt, süffig... aber da springt kein Funke über. Kein 70€-Whisky für mich. Der vorher verkostete 12er gefällt mir besser.

"Every question I answer will only lead to another question", 'Mother', Lost S06E15
whiskyandco
Expert Junior whiskyandco Note
27 Oct 2017 8:50 pm
whiskyandco gave this whisky 83 points
EarlMobile
Member Senior EarlMobile Note
28 Sep 2017 11:44 am
EarlMobile gave this whisky 86 points

Ein sehr leckerer Bowmore aus dem Bourbon-Fass. Insgesamt sehr harmonisch und rund mit einer dezenten Rauchigkeit. Im Abgang kommen dann Holznoten zum tragen, die dem Whisky eine leichte Bitterkeit/Trockenheit geben.

spigray
Connoisseur spigray Review note
05 Jul 2017 1:40 pm
spigray gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.5
Nose
87
Initial taste
87
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
86
Presentation
87
spigray
Connoisseur spigray Tasting note
05 Jul 2017 1:46 pm
spigray gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

tropical fruits, mostly guava and maracuja, mandarines. salt. hints of pencil shavings but not disturbing at all. light vanilla, quite some oak.
only mildly peated.
not bad though I would have never thought that this is 17 yo.

Taste

sweet tropical fruits. the smoke is very discreet and well integrated. salty and crisp. easy drinking stuff.
46% please, it needs a bit more oomph.

Finish

medium, medium sweet, mildly fruity

Comments

nice dram, but nothing fancy
87/100

Oloroso-Butt
Expert Senior Oloroso-Butt Review note
14 May 2017 8:17 pm
Oloroso-Butt gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
83.3
Nose
85
Initial taste
82
Body
83
Finish
86
Price
82
Presentation
79

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