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Bowmore Bicentenary

Overall rating
93.82/100
votes
111
Whiskybase ID
WB76458
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Bicentenary 1779 - 1979
Vintage
1964
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 6:55 pm by Ardinho

Average value

€ 9016.19

36 × in wishlist

111 × member ratings

81 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Bicentenary

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.82 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. MJ84 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Wow what an experience! Thanks to B&M, unforgettable, the nose is simply divine and the rest is not bad either, light fruit and menthol in the mouth, nice finish!
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  3. jay83 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    The most legendary combination of local fruit basket, exotic fruit cocktail, the finest color impressions, wonderful minerality and a coastal flavor, as it could not be structured more subtle. Unbelievable elegance and balance that is nowhere to be found today. A representative example of the size of the old distillates from the greatest period of whisky history ....

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  5. zstone scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    1cl sample. I get notes of soft peat smoke, orange, guava, and passion fruit on the aroma. The tropical fruits may not be loud, but because nothing about this whisky is loud, they come across clearly. The palate was mellow and pleasant, but more on the soft peat and some citrus. The tropical qualities were less present. The finish was rather short on on soft peat. I think a 1cl sample is much more easily nosed than tasted, but even so, I'm skeptical that a larger pour would allow the taste to equal the nose. The nose is stellar, everything else was just very good. 93, 87, 83.

  6. Artmount scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Artmount scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. prz22 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Great, dry, balanced, oldschool whisky, flawless!
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

  9. JNuyts scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Port Ardbeg scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Old school whisky - a dream

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