- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- White Sands
- Stated Age
- 17 years old
- Ex-Bourbon Casks
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Travel Retail Exclusive
- Added on
- 14 Jun 2015 7:15 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 17-year-old
53 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.02 points
- Delicious. That's how I imagine an ex-bourbon Islay malt in its old age. Could do with a few more turns, though.
- a delicious whisky
mmh, I like him indeed
Flashback> Cowshed, moldy peat with smoke
Orange, mango, caramel chocolate,
Smell of grilled pineapple on beef steak
Smooth and cool,
slightly sparkling fresh
Oranges with a lot of milk chocolate
Salt, smoke and peat
long and sparkling
Malt sweetness & peat & salt
- Tasty stuff, good PLV! Was a blind tasting
Is that light smoke?!? From dRambo? Surprisingly, but I clearly have tender campfire smoke in my nose. Spicy, citrus fruits, old cardboard box, flower meadow, lilac, allspice, nutmeg, honey, with some time and hand warmth now also peach and apple cider vinegar. To feel zero alcohol, very pleasant and harmonious to smell
Warming, getting dry, unusual, the sweetness and the fruit are quickly forgotten, but the heat and the oak spiciness combined with black pepper and ginger stay very long pepper, spices, nutmeg, creamy, chocolate, honey, floral-fruity, a little watery, some orange and peaches
warming, dry, unusual, the sweetness and the fruit are quickly forgotten, but the heat and the oak spiciness combined with black pepper and ginger remain very long
- This is not what i expect from a 17 year old Bowmore and definitely not what it's should be like ! All of the new core range expressions beat this by a mile. When compared to the https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/660/bowmore-17-year-old from the previous bottle shape, this expression is very weak.
- Elegant and rather light, but with character. You should give the whisky time. He does not reveal his qualities at first glance. Those who are patient will be well rewarded.
Citrus fruits, but only slightly sour, so towards orange or sugared grapefruit. Salty sea air blends with sweet caramel. The smoke is very reserved, if I did not know that he is there ... Everything is rather soft and mild and smells very good
It starts with a very delicate herbal note (thyme?), Followed by pineapple. Some oak is there, along with the memory of light chocolate pudding. The whisky looks very elegant
And finally there is the smoke, if restrained. He is accompanied by dark oak. Everything stays that way for a long time
- A very well-tuned standard that really has a lot to offer. Also with a great PLV / PGV!
The nose is immediately beautiful campfire smoke, plus oranges, a little honey, slightly spicy.
Lightly tingling in the mouth, oranges, honey, then comes milk chocolate. The whole is nicely wrapped by the smoke, very pleasant and well interwoven. The oak then pushes a little more, plus some peppery notes.
The quite long finish impresses with milk chocolate, paired with a nice spiciness, to a slight sharpness. Warms up for a long time.
- reminds me a lot of the smokehead 18.
a well aged spicy islay bourbon barrel whisky. not much sweetness, pretty medicinical, not overly complex but satisfying because there are no downvotes. rather simple but decent and at a excellent pricelevel (around 60€). i liked the regular 18yo more because of additional complexity and the sheryr influence. but this one has more power and behaves sometimes like 46% due to that straight forward spice. nevertheless a watery touch is all over it, altough i guess its almost perfect at 43% for regular/allday sipping. recommended if you like aged smokers out of a bourbon barrel.
- I have days I do not like him - on others I think he is too thin, but mostly it is a great spicy aromatic malt with a top PLV (55 €) which does not overwhelm me and is quite complex for its price.
initially wet cardboard, freshly cut Privet hedge, freshly turned hay - which is already warm and just before fermenting, ancient but dry sawn wood - which carries a mild mold fungus note.
heated: delicate smoke with sweet sour oak note, frankincense, fire, slightly warmed liquorice, with nutmeg, subtle beautifully aged lemon, crystalline sugared lemon zest, dried dates and figs, ripe mango without acid, orange juice, orange zest, bay leaf oil, slightly biting tannins tannins , the nose is getting denser and oily, sweet and sour, when he is first hand warm and you breath flat out of the Snifter.
soft, waxy, oak with pepper, anise, fennel, caraway, salt, some laurel and juniper, sweetness, it is very supple and slightly syrupy, with small sips slightly thin from the aromas
Mint, licorice, forest honey, anise, spicy herbaceous oak a little wax on the tongue - the sip was not too small and if you chewed it long enough remains a long spicy peppery impression that does not burn alcohol