Bowmore 1968

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage Distillation
Stated Age
37 years old
Bourbon Wood
Number of bottles
43.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 may 2009 12:57 am
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 7625.03

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Whisky reviews for Bowmore 1968

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 94.06 points.

  1. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Lovely stuff, even though it plays only two cards: fruits and oak. In my memory the 1968 Anniversary Edition was slightly better.
    • Nose
      Typical '68 fruit basket, albeit a little delicate, especially on tropical fruits. Passion fruit, pink grapefruit, tangerine, kumquat, kiwi... Very silky. Freshly crushed mint and a little eucalyptus oil as well. Rosehip. Cedar wood. Something of diesel oil in the background. Very nice to say the least.
    • Taste
      Medium body, on grapefruit / kumquat to start with, then green banana and papaya. Fresh and slightly sourish, due to the citrus and the oak. Grows spicier (nutmeg, clove, pepper). Aniseed and mint again. Faint mineral notes too.
    • Finish
      Medium long, still very fruity but in a more zesty way, with oak growing stronger.

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  3. detachedblue scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Purest vanilla seed, Magnolia flowers, fresh butter, tropical fruits, mango, guava, pineapple, not the strongest tropical thunder but definitely meets the caliber, shoe polish and resinous notes, maybe more oak influence.
    • Taste
      Yogurt, sour and bready, very chewy mouthfeel, yogurt drinks, blended with stone fruits, pears, and peaches, not that tropical, very nice, more barley sugar and malty notes, licorice.
    • Finish
      Long minty finish, lots of minty sugar, bonfire smoke, woodfire, minty chocolates.

  4. Thewowbar1986 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    95 points for me, tasted from my own bottle No. 284 which i sampled long time ago! (Empty bottle is the only pride remembrance)
    It starts on the nose with exotic fruit….like Uma Thurman would say “Hey, what did you expected”?
    Think mango’s, pineapple, white peaches, grapefruits, melons, lychees,…and so on, and on…also honey, some slight fresh mint leafs, and some sandal wood!
    Now that was the nose…but what a body…fruit for everyone…more fresh herbs which are more spicy on the tongue than i would expect. This Bowmore isn’t flat or woody after 37years of bourbon maturation. Also a slight, slight hint of peatsmoke…or just some smoke…this is balanced, top top top. If you ever come across, take it…you will never regret. Cheers

  5. JCTang scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    Bowmore 1968 37YO Bourbon Casks, 43.4%. Color: golden yellow; smell: very fruity, nectarine, citrus, mango, vanilla butter cake, olive oil, sesame seeds, some spices and sea salt, very complicated, 94 points; taste: wine body is considered good It is more powerful, maybe a little tired in the middle section (it will rebound obviously afterwards), but there are still obvious fruits, starting with citrus, then nectarines and mangoes, and then nutmeg, cinnamon, etc., supporting them. In addition to the other dimension of the wine body, it is still good (the disadvantage is that it is slightly too spicy, the flaws are not concealed), 93 points; aftertaste: medium-length, with a lot of sweet fruits, and mild white pepper and garlic, 93 points

  6. pere scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity, both sweet and more crisp fruits, vanilla, caramel, apricots, quite intense, oak.
    • Taste
      Exotic fruits, quite fresh, a hint of smoke, intense oak undertone.
    • Finish
      Citrus fruits, plums, a bit of peat, very long and delicious.

  7. Thinh Nguyen scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Exceptional. Very fruity (apricot, raisin, orange, peach...) very mineral, complex, changing over times.

  8. Andytka3 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Open with oily, savoury fried pastry with trademark sea breeze,
    underlay with fine bourbon cask characters. Exotic fruits, lychee,
    rambutan, grapefruits and orange emerge after the layer of warm wood. P- Creamy, velvet and well rounded, good weight on the liquid with
    juicy sweet tropical fruits, flavoured with dash of spices from the oak.

    F- Smooth with smokes arise at the back of palate. Oily pastry come back with warming spices. Long and mouth coating.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
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    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94


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