- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The Feis Ile Collection
- Stated Age
- 17 years old
- Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask
- Number of bottles
- 56.1 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Feis Ile 2016
- Added on
- 27 Apr 2016 4:28 pm by cfosterk
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98 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1999
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.43 points
- Wow, what a nice first encounter. the nose offers lots of raisins, chinese plumwine, old leather armchair and a subtle, maritime peatiness, almost like a rememberance of sea air. Some oriental spices lurking in the background to add complexity. Very nice. The px is dominant but not overpowering. An almost perfect nose. The palate hits you with black berries, dark chocolate, crushed seasalt, coffee, after eight mints and a very oily mouthfeel. Peated "schwarzwälder kirschtorte" anyone? What a dream of a PX bowmore. Its almost too sweet, but it manages to keep its balance just right. Give me a case of this please.
- Very good indeed, the choice of a 2nd fill PX sherry is thoughtful to avoid demolishing the peat character of a Bowmore
Sweet and subtle smoke, very gentle peat, dark chocolate flavours, adequate PX sherry nose but not overpowered
Very minty and fresh, sweet PX sherry, dates and dark berries, espresso
Again, a lot of mints, medium to long finish, sweet sherry and black coffee
- Personally, I have not had many better bowmores in the glass yet. A consistently successful whisky. The Bowmore character is still good and at the same time the PX barrel is playing its full power.
What a sherry bomb, directly sweet creamy PX sherry in the nose, grape nut chocolate, with a strong oaky spice, old leather and iodine, slightly peppery, above all lies a discreet wood smoke, raisins, you can almost taste the whisky smelling, is so intense the smell, in the background but also lighter and lighter notes, such as sweet cherries and floral notes
First comes the dry wood smoke, but then it is directly creamy and sweet, with chocolate and raisins, bittersweet, briefly flowing a flowery violet note through my mouth, but then disappeared again, behind everything is an intense dry woody seasoning, salt comes through .
The oak becomes smoother over time, the smoke lingers long, nutty, cherry, but rather sour on the finish, lingering and warming
- Beautiful Sherry Bowmore with a characterful edged component - just add 1-2 drops of water, watered down quickly
dark chocolate, coffee, raisins, sherry with a slightly dirty touch, medical iodine, black currants
Extinct campfire, sweet red grits, after a long life dominated bitter chocolate with extremely high cocoa content
long, peppery in the throat, sherry-sweet - with a bitter ending
- 666 bottles?
the devils cask.....
- Bowmore 17 yo ‘Hand Bottled’ (56.1%, OB, Feis Ile, PX cask matured, 2016)
Colour: Polished copper
Nose: Immediately muscular, coastal,
gingery and tarry with big notes of creosote, old kreel nets and dried
seaweed. Some freshly ground black pepper, capers in brine, nutmeg and
eventually something sticky molasses from the sherry. I’m not normally
the biggest fan of modern Bowmore and sherry together but this seems
very nicely integrated so far. Some leafy and earthy notes emerge with a
little time in the glass along with hints of graphite and ink. Gets
increasingly more spicy as well with more notes of ginger and cumin.
With water: softer with notes of fresh ginger bread, hot kippers with
lemon juice and various smoked teas. Ultimately a lovely medley of
gentle smokiness, resin, leafy sherry and seashore characters.
Peated sticky toffee pudding (that doesn’t exist but perhaps it
should...?). Also smoked Dundee Cake (time to stop inventing
phenol-infused puddings perhaps?) Lots of jams, creosote, tar liqueur,
camphor, hessian cloth and some dark fruits. Maybe becomes a bit tart
and tannic after a couple of sips. Lets add some water... more brine
notes, smoked mussels and syrupy camphor notes. The sherry and the
distillate remain pretty well integrated with nice notes of warm rye
bread, black tea and freshly kilned malt. Some more medicinal qualities
appear with time such as mercurochrome and a lick of iodine.
Finish: Good length with some solid resinous smokiness, seashore bonfires and peat oils.
Comments: I often find these big, sticky
sherry casks and Bowmore can become easily disentangled and a little
un-balanced. This, however, was a solid one and a good surprise. A
highly quaffable and very worthy Feis bottling. Coming soon to an
auction near you no doubt... 89 points.
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