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Bowmore 2002

Overall rating
90.78/100
votes
39
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Hand-filled at the distillery
Vintage
05.07.2002
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Butt
Casknumber
1692
Strength
54.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
sc Scotland
Added on
16 Jan 2016 4:09 pm by Eneloop2009
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 206,90

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Finish
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Tastingtags

2 Notes

Hemdl
Expert Senior Hemdl Tasting note
24 Apr 2016 8:54 pm
Hemdl gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Brown sherry
Nose

In der Nase findet sich Dörrobst, kandierte Nüsse und eine leicht säuerliche Note, die aber nach kurzer Zeit im Glas verfliegt. Dahinter ein altes Ledersofa vor dem offenen Kamin, Leder vor dunklem Torfrauch. Mit etwas mehr Zeit im Glas wirkt der Malt noch etwas süßer und insgesamt gefälliger. Ein herrliches Sherry-Rauchgemisch entsteht. Der Alkohol ist als frische Note im Hintergrund immer präsent, stört aber nicht.

Taste

Für die Fassstärke ein milder Antritt, aber dennoch mundfüllend. Sofort sind viele Noten aus der Nase auch auf der Zunge greifbar. Ledrig-rauchige Torfnoten. Kräftige Nüsse, welche mit leichtem Honig überzogen wurden. Die trockene Obstmischung ist ebenfalls da, allerdings deutlich süßer als in der Nase. Etwas Bitterschokolade, allerdings die mit extrem hohen Kakaogehalt.

Finish

Im langen Abgang erstaunlich cremig, weich und süßlich. Die Sherrynoten verblassen nach einer Weile, lassen Platz für etwas Rauch und Tannine.

Comments

Tolles Fass, toller Malt. Schöne Sherryaromen, das ganze im rauchig-ledrigen Gewand von Bowmore. Kräftig und charmant zugleich. Was soll man hier meckern? Im Grunde nur, dass man eben nur schwer an diese Flaschen herankommt und abseits der Hand-Filled leider nur selten solche Fässer von Bowmore den "freien Markt" erreichen.

pilgrim77
Specialist pilgrim77 Note
30 Mar 2016 10:26 pm
pilgrim77 gave this whisky 93 points

Incredibly rich and intense nose, that becomes even more complex with a drop of water and a few minutes in the glass. Syrupy-sweet sherry fruits are in abundance (all sorts of berries, cherries and a few tropical varieties too), wonderfully balanced by the trademark Bowmore soft peat, salty sea air and creamy honey. A true sherry/peat monster that manages to retain a remarkably elegant and complex profile. Remarkably similar profile on the palate, again with the peated spirit and sweet sherry cask working together in harmony. Darker notes also make themselves known, with ground coffee beans, dark chocolate, and manuka honey coming through, alongside a touch of fresh mint keeping things wonderfully alive and vibrant. The finish is long and warming, with soft, sweet and creamy peat smoke delivering a near-perfect balance. I tried this initially alongside the 15yo Darkest and Devil's Cask III and it blew both totally out of the water (and neither of them were anything other than very good drams). I'm now on my 4th dram from the bottle, and I still find this as amazing as the first dram I tried straight from the cask at the distillery. Patience and a drop of water are richly rewarded. A stunning dram and proof that distilleries do still have great casks in their warehouses. The best Bowmore I've had the pleasure of trying to date!

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