Bowmore 1964 Bicentenary

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
11 Apr 2009 11:03 am

Average value

€ 10282.92

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143 × member ratings

129 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1964 Bicentenary

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.71 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    the nose is very nice 93
    the mouth is light and tasty 89
    the finish is good 87
    total 89
    • Nose
      Apple, which is the perfect apple, crunchy and sweet with a wonderfully fresh, slightly acidic note
      behind it
      soft licorice
      ripe plum
      soft salt
      flower water
      champagne truffles
    • Taste
      smooth oily onset
      cool and exciting
      Chocolate that gets fiery and smokes
      floral in the throat and slightly soapy but very pleasant
    • Finish
      sweet tobacco with chocolate
      Violet oil, but still in drinkable intensity
      In the end, the beautiful apple comes again

  2. sagara-kun scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    This is the first time I have tasted this Bicentenary, and I did not know what to expect from it. I had a clear apprehension about the 43% and the randomness of the decanters.
    In the end only the final collapsed a little, and so much the better.
    It's hard to do better on the nose and in the mouth, but at the same time, nothing really stands out. The sweetness, may be due to the time spent in the bottle, mixes the aromas and the balance is almost too perfect.
    • Nose
      93 93
      The nose has a rather weak intensity.
      We are in the delicate, the sweet, and clearly in the complexity.
      A superb pear above all, which comes with its dose of harshness. Then the exotic fruits are revealed.
      Passion, lemon, sweet pineapple, dragon fruit.
      Oddly enough we also smell a bit of Umeshu.
      Light white flower, liquorice and black pepper complete the picture.
    • Taste
      93 93
      On the palate it is expressive while remaining soft and silky.
      We feel a certain fragility, but fortunately it holds.
      Fruit is in the foreground there too.
      Passion fruit, mango, pineapple, plum, orange, guava. A real fruit cocktail.
      We have a big salty side, and a little bit of ash that come and go as the tasting takes place.
      Light ginger.
      We also feel a little dust, old book. A little metallic too, which indicates a nice aging in a carafe.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The finish is smooth, on OBE, metallic, fruit and liquorice. A little oily peat. It's long, but a little watery.
      In the aftertaste, we have pineapple, bark and a little clove.

  3. pwagner scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior


  4. AnnEm scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Tropical fruits, tea, herbs, this one never disappoints, shame about the abv though

  6. watson0209 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    The best Bowmore I've had in my glass so far. Fruit notes of tropical fruits (passion fruit, mango, etc.) paired with fine smoke. Just perfect

  7. Silenos scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Perfect :)

  8. Iron Lung scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    An exceptional whisky.
    I got a sample for my birthday.

    A clear 95 points

  9. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    bottle from whiskyauctioneer at old & rare 2020. 8/10, very good but either a slightly tired bottle or a slightly underpowered bottling strength that (barely) prevents a 9 on this occasion - probably the latter.
    • Nose
      soft, petrolic, marmalade, stewed fruits, grape candies. quite sweet overall
    • Taste
      thin mouthfeel, quite some OBE, sooty, a bit of phenolic freshness, a twiggy element, coal dust. short lived fruit on the mid-palate with stewed plums and an understated tropical side.

  10. BlueFire scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Great nose. Tropical fruits passionfruit, guava, pineapple, green mango etc. with some mineral/flint and subtle smoke.
    Elegant dram, albeit I found the palate a bit thin and the finish a bit short.


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