Overall rating
Single Malt
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottling serie
The Cooper's Choice
Stated Age
20 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 Nov 2015 9:58 am by Bishlouk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 155.63

6 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

20 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1995 VM

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.14 points

  1. Bishlouk scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I am not a fan of Bowmore in general, I find that not bad. The peat is nice, not stupid at all. The whole lacks a bit of complexity to seduce me completely.
    • Nose
      The smoke is immediately present, ahead of the scene, but not invasive. She is even quite sweet, vanilla, limited sweet. Behind this smoke emanates from the yellow apple and a zest of lemon. Juicy pear is also shown at times, after aeration.
    • Taste
      The vanilla pear is essential first. Then the sweet and slightly ashy smoke follows suit.
    • Finish
      Long. The vanilla fruits go out quite quickly, but the warm ashes stay in the mouth for a long time.

  2. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. butt scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Gaija scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I wish the whole would follow the nose's level, which was simply adorable, really. Still, quite decently priced I believe !
    • Nose
      I adore this nose. It's like the best of both world between what was actually good in FWP and what is obviously good in exotic fruits. Patchouli vs mango, lavender vs pineapple, lilac vs raspberry. God I love it. All that works in sync, it's perfumy but never vulgar, fruity but never oversweet. It's juicy, it's fresh, it's mature, it's just damn pleasant. The smoke is actually practically inexistent per se (at least to me, and on a quite oxidized sample), but is integrated in a way that this dram is obviously totally different than one of those '91 Irish that could though be described in similar notes. So, in short, not smoke & fruits, not even smoky fruits, just "Bowmorian fruits".
    • Taste
      Sadly, it's a little less magical here. More generic, it's just nicely focused on smoky pineapple and meringue. A touch of mango, of white flowers, of salt. Classic.
    • Finish
      Smoked butter, raspberry, very good but just not on par with the nose neither. Exotic fruits make a nice, dry comeback at the end, but not as juicy as before.

  5. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87


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