Overall rating
93.26/100
votes
72
Whiskybase ID
WB7697
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Millennium Edition
Vintage
08.10.1968
Bottled
04.11.1999
Stated Age
31 years old
Casktype
Oak Cask
Casknumber
3817
Number of bottles
238
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
99/1349
Added on
02 may 2009 12:59 am
UncoloredChillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3505.21

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Whisky reviews for Bowmore 1968 SV

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.26 points.

  1. detachedblue scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
      Classic tropical Bowmore from a legendary vintage, firstly a fruit salad of papaya, passion fruits, and pineapple, and guava. Then green olives, a touch of leather, dried pears and molasses. Perhaps a little bit smoky rather than peaty, really hard to find any trace of peat here.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Really mellow and elegant, the tropical fruits are still here, passion fruits, blood oranges, excellent acidity, top-tier calvados, a touch of smoke and leather, maybe too soft compared to other Bowmores?
    • Finish
      92 92
      Medium to long, floral and aromatic, roasted papaya, olive oil, a little chocolate spices, grapefruits. Roasted barley and some raisins.

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Old and Rare 2020. Tropical fruit bomb typical of 68s signatory. Excellent.

  3. newman346 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Bowmore 1968/10 / 08-1999 / 11 / 04,31yo, SV, Millennium Edition, 70cl, 43% vol. Oak cask # 3817, Bottle No.21 / 238, LMdW This is not the first cup of summer hot night , 1968 Bowmore that you want to drink! Surprisingly, woody away from eating and drinking as if drinking wood scraps is unexpected. Alternatively, while drinking oolong tea which is getting warmer, it is like getting lukewarm cranes again Too subtle nuance as Bowmore, a kind of delicacy system? However, with the passage of time, the old wood scraps peeled off, transforming into a tepid mandarin fresh orange juice! Rather than mango bursts, it seems that Bowmore is just making a nice taste, as Kyou's syrup pickles and dried fruit sensation are not too hot. Finish is a faint leaven lavender that I like, my beautiful lingering finish will never end. https://whisky2010.usukeba.com/u/whisky2010/1fyharszu3jvgk

  4. cavalier66 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    This noses like a New Zealand sauvingnon blanc - but the finest, more subtle variety.  Some delicate tropical fruit and gooseberries. A little cats urine to add to the glorious, aromatic mix. Beautiful and fruity on the nose, smoke emerging at the end. A delight! Yes, it is a light style, and an aperitif for sure.  But simply wonderful. 

  5. harry scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    A light summer whisky. Not what I was expecting after reading the label data.
    • Nose
      lemon grass, a hint of malt, weak, hints of flowers and fruits
    • Taste
      a little not of turf and smoke, lemon fruits, very light und smooth, a hint of malt, a hint of herbal aroms
    • Finish
      lemon grass, dry grass, turf and smoke, shorter

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