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Overall rating
86.44/100
votes
107
Whiskybase ID
WB77524
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Seasons - 2015 Winter
Vintage
09.2001
Bottled
12.2015
Calculated age
14 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
1373
Number of bottles
641
Strength
55.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L15/1522
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

€ 112.59

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 2001 SV

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.44 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. KjellRolandson scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Hello my whisky friends, Today I have a whisky from my favorite distillery for you. Into the glass comes a Bowmore from the independent bottler Signatory Vintage. Since the winter of 2014, Signatory has launched a new single cask at every season.
    The beginning was the Winter Season bottling 2014, the outstanding Ledaig make. I'll bring tasting notes to this soon. The spring was followed by a Clynelish, followed by a Mortlach and, in autumn, a 19-year-old Glenlivet. All were single cask bottlings. Let's go to Bowmore.
    Since I still have a sample from a bottle division, the only bottle I own may remain closed for a little longer. From the color, he goes in the old golden direction. Since Signatory have used a refill sherry barrel, the Bowmore is not all that dark after its 14 years. But I still like it well, it does not always have to be black sherry bombs. There is smoke in my nose right away, even though I gave the whisky a few minutes to breathe. I smell freshly smoked ham. If it had been a blind, I would have typed Laphroaig for a moment. Now crawls from behind a surprising sweetness forward. There are also nuances of melon. No watermelon, but rather a ripe honeydew melon.
    Over time, the smoke fades into the background, but dates and decent moder come forth. Let's see how it tastes. Smoke and the alcohol strength lie nice wide in the mouth. A really strong whisky. Ufff ... The smoke has hidden the alcohol in the nose really well, the more surprising it is now in the mouth. What happens now? I taste butter biscuits.
    In the finish he is strong peaty and medium length. Now the smoke comes to me clinically. You can really feel how the whisky trickles down the throat. After swallowing, a dominant dryness sets in the cheeks.
    The second sip of the butter biscuit in the mouth and nose is much clearer over. Now the finish is clearly marked with salt and pepper. For his 14 years he is a wonderful, complex whisky. I would not know at first straight, which Bowmore could come from the own house in the direction of this single Cask. This Bowmore is bargain at just under $ 100.
    Still, he is a beautiful, complex and self-standing single malt. 86/100 points

  3. 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

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Murxus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Something strange combination of slightly perfumed Bowmore note and manure from the pigsty. PS: Headline Blöd: "hooker drowned in cesspool"

  6. Numwierum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Smell: Sweet, glucose, with light medicinal smoke, damp earth, light grapes, biscuit and a touch of salt.
    Taste: The start is very sweet, then the whisky becomes more intense and spicy, white pepper, charcoal, herbs are added, a little ginger, milk chocolate
    Finish: Medium length, discreetly dry and cold smoke.
    Conclusion: This Bowmore leaves nothing to be desired and offers a great variety of flavors.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Earth, old wood, sulfur, cress on cotton wool, herbs, nuts, really sweet herb candy, honey, a little lemon, smoke is only very minimal
    • Taste
      Honey, pear, lemon, lime, blackberry, some chocolate, white coffee, pepper, minimal smoke in the finish

  8. mothers_finest scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  9. 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

  10. Koalafant scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    SID#203

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

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