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Bowmore 1964 Bicentenary

Overall rating
94.01/100
votes
118
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1964
Bottled
1979
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
11 Apr 2009 11:15 am
Uncolored

Average value

€ 5561.81

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Tastingtags

13 Notes

ASWhisky
Connoisseur ASWhisky Tasting note
12 May 2014 11:11 pm
ASWhisky gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Apfel und zwar genau der perfekte Äpfel, mürbe und süß mit einer herrlich frischen zart säuerlichen Note
dahinter
weiche Lakritz
reife Pflaume
weiches Salz
Blumenwasser
Champagnertrüffel

Taste

glatter öliger Antritt
kühl und erregend
Schokolade die feurig wird und raucht
im Rachen floral und leicht seifig aber sehr angenehm

Finish

süßer Tabak mit Schokolade
Veilchenöl, aber noch in trinkbarer Intensität
am Ende kommt der schöne Apfel noch einmal

Comments

die Nase ist sehr schön 93
der Mund ist leicht und schmackhaft 89
der Abgang ist gut 87
gesamt 89

unforgettable whisky takes you on a journey, gives you new dreams, awakens your forgotten dreams, moves you out of time.....
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
17 Feb 2018 1:19 am
lincolnimp gave this whisky 87 points

Parts of the profile are really nice but there is not enough of it to get into the 90`s, the nose while good is a little light and the finish is far too short.

Final analysis this is underpowered, some whisky are fine at low abv, this is not one of them. I think if more people opened these sort of bottles perhaps the price would come down, quality/price ratio is very poor so why they fetch so much money is beyond me. There are much better OB and IB Bowmore for this sort of money IMHO.

For the record this was from a sample from a bottle just opened.

Weighted Rate
87.4
Nose
90
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
85
Price
80
Presentation
90
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Tasting note
17 Feb 2018 1:32 am
lincolnimp gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Its one of them lighter fruit salad type Bowmore, all on peach, mango, a little pineapple , melon etc.

Smells like one of the fruit salad penny chews you used to get when I was a lad :)

There is a little wood varnish freshly sawn wood (pine) and hints of peat smoke.

Taste

Its nice certainly but underpowered by about 5% ish, there is some very light toffee, wafer/biscuit notes but far from the fruit that the nose hinted at.

The fruit does arrive , of the stewed kind and there is some fig, plum and a little prune in there so no white fruits but there is some mango.

Starts to get a little dry but its pleasant.

Finish

Again nice flavours but not long enough, too short to be great.

Comments

Nice yes but great no, its is too weak and the finish too short but parts of the profile are really good, you would be much better off with a 30 year Sea Dragon for the money and that is not cheap either.

jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
06 Nov 2017 3:17 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 93 points

https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/11/06/twe-show-2017-day-1/


  • N: After all those superb pre-show drams, there's nothing quite like this. Initially a bit winey but then they just opened the bottle. Imagine, the juice sat for 38 years in the bottle before finally being opened & drunk. Secondary notes of paraffin, curry spices, soft crystallised ginger and Armagnac funk. Later I sniffed tOMoH’s sample that had opened up incredibly to show all its plumage. Next days bottle was opened and the cork fell inside. The Bowmore stand decided it was unfair to sell it as is, resulting in AS getting a huge gratuity pour. Again, the bouquet was enormous. Namely a Karuizawa-esque floral bouquet of fruity-sugary-cask complexity, Cognac ‘Lot 65’ WF and more
  • T: Somewhat like old bottles of young Armagnac, if you get me. it's beautifully intact though with some fragility, even if the nose hasn’t opened up yet. Soft and old, sweetly oiled sugar dust. 
  • F: Becomes malty-soft with ash and struck match. I thought it had finished short but thankfully i was very wrong.
  • C: So unbelievably drinkable, dreamy, incredibly polite & understated. Youth & age sit together, with some credit going to bottle ageing perhaps? 

Scores an A[+]

der_collector
Expert Junior der_collector Tasting note
30 Apr 2017 11:44 pm
der_collector gave this whisky 97 points
Color
Deep gold
Nose

schwarze Johannisbeere, Kampher, ein Hauch Torf, Anis, eine Prise Pfeffer, Salzwiese 

Taste

schwarze Johannisbeere, butterweich, cremig, öig, nach hinten dunkler Campinobonbon, Kampher, ein Hauch Salzigkeit 

Finish

 kurz-mittel, aber mit wunderbarer Beerennote

Comments
 I´m in heaven 
Was davon abhält, diesen Whisky perfekte 100 Punkte zu geben, ist der etwas kurze Nachklang. Aber das ist meckern auf aller-allerhöchstem Niveau
My Market
Jeep51
Expert Senior Jeep51 Tasting note
27 Dec 2015 12:04 pm
Jeep51 gave this whisky 96 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Mais qu’est ce que c'est que ça !? Enorme complexité mais une aromatique toute particulière ? Ultra résineux, beaucoup d’herbes aromatiques, marin (iode, eau de mer, algues), salin, pamplemousse, vielle boite à outil en métal, huile de lin, moteur chaud, camphre, quelques épices… et encore plein d’autres choses. Pfiou, exceptionnel.

Taste

Assez incroyable, on retrouve beaucoup des aromes du nez avec en plus énormément de fruits exotiques ! C’est assez hallucinant de classe et de complexité. Ça part dans tous les sens.

Finish

Très longue. Poivre bien présent, et du sel également.

Comments

Fabuleux whisky 

braun
Member Junior braun Note
09 Jul 2014 12:49 am
braun gave this whisky 94 points

The nose on this whisky is insane. Perfect fusion of salty coast and passionfruit. The taste is more of the same - delicious and perfectly fused salt/exotic fruits, but alas it is pretty weak. I would say 97 point nose and 92 taste.

checkpointuk
Expert Senior checkpointuk Note
27 Jun 2014 8:19 am
checkpointuk gave this whisky 95 points

http://www.weinkenner.de/2014/sechs-schottische-single-malts-aus-dem-jahr-1964-inklusive-black-bowmore-33289/2/

Farbe: Blas­ser Bern­stein
Nase: Dumpfe, fruch­tige Pflau­men­mar­me­lade, gepaart mit Kräu­tern, Tabak, etwas Vanille und viel mari­ti­mem Cha­rak­ter. Harz, Hus­ten­saft, Tro­cken­früchte und mit rau­chi­gem Malz abge­run­det. Eine geniale Kom­bi­na­tion!
Geschmack: Mehr, als man sich je erwar­tet hätte – cre­mig rund und har­mo­nisch bis ins letzte Detail. Dunkle Wald­bee­ren, Pflau­men, Holun­der­saft (alle mög­li­chen dunk­len Früchte), ultra­wür­zig und sal­zig zusam­men­ge­führt. Mit Noten von aro­ma­ti­schem Tee mit Honig, Tabak­blät­tern, Humi­dor und Hus­ten­saft geht es hin ins Finish.
Finish: Lang –  mit tro­cke­nen Kräu­tern und Kumin, Holun­der, Tabak und Mus­kat. Beglei­tet von einer fruchtig-dunklen Note, die per­fekt ein­ge­bun­den ist.
Bemer­kung: Der Geschmack star­tet schon mega­fett, baut sich aber dann noch inten­si­ver auf – ein­fach genial! Was für ein Malt!
95 Punkte (Nase: 94 / Geschmack: 96 / Finish: 95) 

checkpointuk
Expert Senior checkpointuk Note
09 May 2012 4:12 pm
checkpointuk gave this whisky 95 points


Tasting notes here:

http://www.weinkenner.de/2012/whisky-fair-2012-das-paradies-fuer-whiskyfreunde-in-limburg-23219/

 

Farbe: Blas­ser Bern­stein
Nase: Wuer­zige Gar­ten­kraeu­ter (Basi­li­kum, Ore­gano, Ker­bel, Thy­mian), dazu eine tro­ckene, sal­zige Mee­res­brise, mari­time Noten und tro­ckene pfeff­rige Fruechte.
Geschmack: Cre­mi­ger rau­chi­ger Sherry mit viel schwar­zem Pfef­fer und Vanille, Nussa­ro­men.
Finish: Mit­tel­lan­ger Abgang, Noten von Sherry und medi­zi­ni­schen Saef­ten.
Bewer­tung: Ein abso­lu­ter Klas­si­ker aus wahr­schein­lich dem bes­ten Bowmore-Jahr

Jean-Brice
Expert Senior Jean-Brice Tasting note
20 Jan 2012 7:08 pm
Jean-Brice gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Nez complexe
Ca commence sur un sherry classique mais fin (rancio, noix, fruits rouges, fermentation entre autres), puis cela évolue sur un côté fruité. Enfin, à l'aération, ce sont les épices et les herbes aromatiques qui ressortent le plus. Il y a aussi un côté animal (musc?)

Taste

Gras mais peu expressif surtout en comparaison avec ce splendide nez. Ce sont les épices qui ressortent le plus (cumin, muscade, anis étoilé).

Finish

Finale assez moyenne sur une impression médicamenteuse (sirop pour la toux? camphre?)

Comments

Le sample que j'ai eu devait provenir d'une bouteille mal conservé. Nez superbe mais bouche en retrait. Dommage.

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