Overall rating
Single Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
55.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 Apr 2009 4:53 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 280,90

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1990 DR

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.38 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Rather sweet, Peat, biscuit, vanilla sugar, peach and tangerine.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Peat. More orange, more vanilla. Sweet lime and gingerbread.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Peat, orange zest and vanilla shortbread.

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Whisky with a nice balance between peat and fruitiness, very pleasant.
    • Nose
      Civilized peat and smoke fragrance, nicely balanced with fruity notes, citrus, orange, vanilla as well. Padding rubber.
    • Taste
      Licorice, Salmiak. Pepper, full taste. In addition to re-engineered peat and smoke also a clear fruity undertone, orange.
    • Finish
      Light peppers still, long aftertaste. Some (peat) smoke and still fruity.

  3. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. elskling scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    (Blind) Nose: lively, fruity, citrusy, very pleasant

    Palate: fine and chiseled peat, fruits and a little farm, a little dry in the finish, but it's all good!

  7. Dede scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Tasted blind.

    Color: Gold supported

    Nose: We guess a pleasant nose behind alcohol vapors. Fine peat, wax, bitter orange, vanilla. Water brings out the minerality, but it is at the expense of gluttony.

    Palate: Very powerful. Peat is more present than the nose, but remains delicate. Tincture of iodine, gentian, lemon, mineral notes. Greasy texture sticking well to the palate. It's great, yum!

    Finish: Long, bitter and finely peaty.

    Conclusion: Best without water despite a high alcohol content (> 55%).

  8. Jeep51 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I really like.
    • Nose
      Fresh, young and fiery. Fruit from the orchard, some green wood, a hint of dust. We also find leather and malt, cereals. Spices are a little more present at aeration. Despite this complexity, it's still fresh and easy. It begins well.
    • Taste
      Round attack, fruity, almost oily and then a big kick of smoke and peat totally unexpected earthy.
    • Finish
      Extremely long and saline. Salivating.

  9. goran scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    From Whiskyfun:

    Bowmore 15 yo 1990/2005 (55.7%, Dewar Rattray, cask #260)  Colour: straw. Nose: we’re on another planet. Sharp, austere, almost discrete but very elegant, with quite some peat, paraffin, brownies, fresh walnuts… Notes of wax polish, mastic, fresh almonds, smoked tea, seawater… Very, very enjoyable even if a little Calvinistic. Mouth: powerful and compact, with a very bitter start but it’s exactly the kind of bitterness I like (on candied lemons and marzipan etc.) Hints of horseradish, smoked tea, strong liquorice, ‘cooked’ coffee… Gets more and more liquoricy with time, with something like ‘light’ pipe juice (only pipe smokers or ex-pipe smokers will understand, the others can thank God), fruitcake… Lots of presence indeed. I like this kind of whisky that’s really off the beaten tracks. Hints of rose jam – or gewürztraminer. The finish is quite long, at that, on ‘smoky’ marzipan and orange marmalade… Good, very good. 89 points.


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