Bowmore Bicentenary

Overall rating
93.86/100
votes
45
Whiskybase ID
WB70346
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Fecchio & Frassa Import.
Bottled
1979
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Importatori esclusivi per l'Italia Fecchio & Frassa
Market
Italy Italy
Added on
19 jul 2015 12:02 pm by wbarchive_350097

Average value

€ 5510.10

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45 × member ratings

13 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bowmore Bicentenary

9 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.86 points.

  1. ConvalRen scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This is a Bowmore Bicent? The first words out of my mouth as I tasted it blind. What a letdown. Earthy and herbal while being very pretentious.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

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  3. NeroGatto scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Emo whisky has everything from the old Bowmore!!! There is only one problem, there are never enough bottles!

  4. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    25 23+ 23 23+ 95

    GREAT Super Whisky!!!
    Stop for a moment, you're great!

  5. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    25 23+ 23 23+ 95

    The nose is space, even deep space, the ideal of non-smoky whisky, ok, I think this is exactly the reference nose, at first I wanted to leave half a point on the horizon, but no), what a long and deep inhalation, super! the taste is class, bright smoked prunes ... aftertaste ... there were not enough emotions for notes ...

  6. Imp scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Tasted it together with 7 yo Sheriff. Bicentenary is just from another world, you get everything and bonus (the bottled we opened was 1480 grams which is not perfect, but decent). Black and pink berries, tropical fruits, silky and smooth sherry accents, great dram!

    24 24 24 24 = 96/100

  7. Funtik scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Great whisky

  8. Funtik scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Great whisky

  9. minialkoff scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Incredibly delicious!
    The aroma of coniferous forest, dried fruits and tobacco leaves.
    Smoke appears in the taste (there was not in the aroma).

  10. ep11ripee scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    a fantastic stuff. 24/24/24/24

  11. coleccion624 scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    Good.

  12. Man of Skye did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Note from a member of The Scots Whisky Forum: Bowmore celebrated his bicentenary in 1979 and released a large number of bottlings (to be found in Hans Sommer, the Dutchman who sold his distillery collection).
    There was, among other things, the Bicentenary in the crooked bottle (a replica of the earlier hand-blown bottles for special bottlings). Keyword slate neck, red wax closure.
    Packaging in heavy wooden box, or black cardboard box, or nice wooden box (I believe for Japan), certificate of authenticity on handmade paper with signature of Morrison, wrapping paper, cork and letter of the still. Inside the pulley is a long cork labeled Bowmore Bicentenary, which is guaranteed not to come out at once, so crumbs are preprogrammed.
    Of these, there were 24,000 pieces. Of these, the normal one was filled with the Lion Halslabel with the years 1950 to 1966 (in the worst case, "only" 12 years old). Everyone is allowed to figure out for themselves how the distribution of the vintages looked. In any case, there can not have been a "solera procedure" in which everything was poured together and then allowed to lie again. I've tried the normal 10 times and everyone tasted different (thanks Mara). Not all were really good. So far we are talking about 20,400 bottles.
    In the 3600 remaining bottles we speak of a Bowmore distilled in 1964 and after at least 14 years 1979 in the bottle of the same design came, just with the neck label 1964, instead of the Lion. This Bowmore is for me one of the best I know. I remember blackcurrant, which is not as sweet as the '66s.

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