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Bowmore Bicentenary

Overall rating
94.05/100
votes
76
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Bicentenary 1779 - 1979
Bottled
1979
Casktype
Sherry Casks and American Casks
Number of bottles
20400
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Morrison family crest
Added on
05 Jan 2016 6:49 pm by Ardinho

Average value

€ 5689.63

20 × in wishlist

76 × member ratings

41 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Bicentenary

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.05 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2009]  I had this during the 10th Anniversary Tasting of MaRa at Limburg.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored the nose 95 and the taste 90 points = 92,5.  My notes state a comparable nose to WB id 8730 which is simply adorable on fruity and peaty aromas in perfect harmony.  The taste is somewhat weaker with less complexity and more wooden notes (but still excellent!).

    The line-up of this evening was stunning if not decadent (again):

    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/90570/sennachie-30-year-old
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/9423/macallan-1936-gm
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/17011/highland-park-19-year-old
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/425/brora-1st-release
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/14053/bruichladdich-1966
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/20062/glenrothes-1966-wm
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/3453/rosebank-20-year-old
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/14595/springbank-1973-ca
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/76458/bowmore-bicentenary

    Guess what, I enjoyed this evening very much (thanks for that, Roland & Carsten!)...

  2. JacobaEd scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. jazzpianofingers did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/12/31/odds-ends-nye-2018-part-2/

    Legendary [murky-dark] juice, with an impressive circulation of 20400 bottles according to Whiskybase. However, this bottle when opened at the first Old & Rare Show in 2017 [blog], was deemed a goner by the exhibitor - tragedy! I took away a free sample just to make sure, and as not to ruin my palate on the day.

    N: Initially OBE-dry orange juice over Shandy meets soot, pickled gherkins on salted crisps and briny plasticine. An hour or so later, we’ve gin-like botanicals, pickled miso/tamarind, honeyed=dry herbs, used tins and tinned fruit segments [oranges, tangerines>apricots].
    T: Oh yes, this is so gone. It’s dusty, bitter and weak, though all the original magic juice desperately tries to rally with a strange hollow-ish bitter travel.
    F: A bitter, dry waxy finish.
    C: A frustrating experience, as it’s not unpleasant, but unreachable.

    [Not scored]

  4. Sylvia scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  5. Dominique69 scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. MikerG2k scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Ok, heard so much about this one, when the opportunity presented it self to get a sample I went for it.

    to be honest looking at the rates of my friends I had very high expectations, but boy what was I disappointed. An average dram for a astronomical price.. biggest disappointment of 2018 so far...... now I feel like a sad panda :(

    Update: did have some left, tried it tonight. Better experience then yesterday. Updated score accordingly
    • Nose
      91 91
      first on the nose, nice forest fruits and there is definitely something dirty in there. unfortunately nose becomes weak quite fast in the glass, lacked some oompff
    • Taste
      91 91
      first taste very oily / watery feeling, sweet. fruit follows after with some spices, although the lower ABV, taste holds up its own.
    • Finish
      90 90
      finish not very fruity, oak prevails here after the taste. some earl grey tea flavors. Short to medium finish

  8. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    This is..... crazy!
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  9. Ruud6421 scored this whisky 95 points Specialist

    Quite simply the best whisky I have ever tasted. 2 points clear of the rest.
    • Nose
      Unlike anything I have ever sniffed before. It’s a total fruitbomb, but totally different than the ones from today. There is red fruit, there are tropical fruits, but the most of all I get citrus fruit. A lot of oranges, but also lime. Furthermore there is mint, some honey and maybe some diesel oil.
    • Taste
      More diesel and more fruits. Great complexity and mouthfeel. Again a combination of tropical and red fruits, citrus and mint.
    • Finish
      More fruits and mint, but gets a bit medicinal. Very long and complex.

  10. stefsel111 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

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