Overall rating
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Seasons - 2015 Winter
Calculated age
14 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
55.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Kirsch Whisky Import
Added on
25 Jan 2016 9:15 am by P.A.O.K.you_are
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 159.00

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99 × member ratings

198 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 2001 SV

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.52 points

  1. Caoldronach scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    An absolutely amazing Bowmore! What an incredible intensity of flavours. Very much Bowmore, but at the same time a very special and individual expression.

    Yes, indeed I partly (but not on the perfume) agree with ‘Murxus’ and ‘mikespike’, you can find the cowshed (or pig stable) very much in the nose, but also on the palate. But to be honest, this is not a bad attribute for an Islay malt if there are still other components to form a complex profile (as is the case here).

    All lovers of Bruichladdich and Octomore (e.g. the Octomore 6.3) know that cowshed/pig stable characteristics very well as you can find it in many Laddies. And it can be a very pleasing and delicate flavour.

    The cowshed character (being different than that of the Laddies, of course) is only one ingredient of this excellent Bowmore. You find a lot of other flavours, you find smoky and maritime tasting notes and especially you can identify the typical Bowmore spirit profile. For me the latter is very important. Fortunately, here you do NOT find any of the perfume (lavender) flavour that was present in the Bowmores from the 1990's. But today this has been overcome by Bowmore, anyway.

    I must admit that I do not understand the 86.72 rating (12/21/2016), I find this Bowmore absolutely remarkable, it is the best and most special Bowmore I have tasted so far (and there were some…).

    I have an idea (IMHO) for a reason for the rating below 87 points: The profile is very special, it polarizes the community: You love it or you hate it! (as we know this from extreme Laphroaigs ;-)).

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    For his 14 years very complex, there is a lot to discover, needs his time, is getting better - perfect accompaniment to smoked fish
    • Nose
      Sweet smoked meat, fried bacon dates, grilled melons and sugar apricots, fried banana with honey, Sherry Fino - all covered with a layer of afterglowing ash
    • Taste
      Phenolic smoke, juicy, fleshy, sweet, complex and tight on the tongue
    • Finish
      Sugar sweetness on the palate, smoke in the throat, with a fairly long finish

  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. mothers_finest scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. malthead-sven scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It does not always have to be a sherry bomb for the winter. Here, the barrel has let all the good sides of Bowmore shine through. Great dram
    • Nose
      typical, mild Bowmore smoke, lilac bush, salty sea breeze, blackberries, from 55.4% is nothing to notice, some charcoal, softer with water, creamy candies, woodruff jello
    • Taste
      slow-growing, medium-thick smoke, elderflower, chalk, fir wood
    • Finish
      long, ashy, glowing but not a piece of alcoholic, mint, getting drier

  6. Koalafant scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior


    09.10.2018 => 89/100
    23.05.2019 => 90/100

  7. Ed Radour scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Tobias B scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Better than most other Bowmores from my point of view since the distillery character is less dominant.
    • Nose
      Bowmore typical (not so strong then others) nose, coriander, seaweed, salt, cold smoke, burnt meat
    • Taste
      seaweed, salt, charcoal, smoke, slightly bitter with dark fruits and red grapes in the background
    • Finish
      medium, bitter, sherry dominates over the smoke.

  9. fradin11 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. ARDBERG scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I found quite some traces of flintstones (maybe Fred's and Wilma's hot feet when driving their car) in the nose. The good thing is, it disappears with quite a lot of water and then you get to the the nice side of the Bowmore. So it's a bit like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and a 50% vote for both of them gets an average of 86. Very unfortunate, these ridiculous flintstones...


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