Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
21 years old
Sherry Butt
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 May 2009 5:21 pm

Average value

€ 867,44

20 × in wishlist

93 × member ratings

100 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1973

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.38 points

  1. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 505 € at Whiskyauction in Jan. 2016and for 555 € in Feb. 2015

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

    I have a very mixed impression of this Bowmore - really good on the nose and then this bad surprise of the flowery and soapy notes - it's in particular bad because it reminds me on the really bad series of Bowmores from the 80s that had those awful flowery and soapy notes (yes, the glass print series)
    • Nose
      92 92
      Honey, peaches, apricots, whiffs of smoke and cold ashes, hints of old books, spices, touch of ginger - very good!
    • Taste
      80 80
      Very oily, creamy, little fruity, subtle sweetness, and then the slightly flowery and soapy notes kick-in, hints of cardboard
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium long, warm, sweet and fruity again, the soapy notes don't last but the cardboardy notes do

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. St. Pauli scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Very sooty and oily, with lubricants and linseed oil, tar, licorice root, fennel, honey, dried fruits and dusty barley.
    • Taste
      Again very oily, menthol, licorice root, fruit and honeyed barley.
    • Finish
      Somewhat cooling on menthol, but further still oily (linseed oil), fennel, licorice assortment and pepper.

  5. Dede scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Sherry nose then nicely fruity, light peat, subtle. Exoticism and candied citrus. Tertiary notes. Explosive mouth for the degree, delicate sherry, sweet spices, exotic fruits, candied citrus and light peat. Final a little brief.


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