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Bowmore Bicentenary

Overall rating
94.08/100
votes
67
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Bicentenary 1779 - 1979
Bottled
1979
Casktype
'fine old 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

€ 13068,15

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Bicentenary

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.08 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 https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/8730/bowmore-1972-sv (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-bicentenaryGuess what, I enjoyed this evening very much (thanks for that, Roland & Carsten!)...

  2. 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]

  3. Sylvia scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

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

  4. Dominique69 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

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

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  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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