Overall rating
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Stated Age
15 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
54.8 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
10 May 2016 12:24 pm by Joe90_247
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 85,67

2 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 2001 CA

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.35 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. gango4 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Not too complex, but a good and not too aggressive malt without big barrel influence. Absolutely with water to enjoy.
    • Nose
      At first a clear alcoholic note. Resinous wood. Then slightly fruity smoke. After some time white grapes appear under the smoke.
    • Taste
      Strong, intense, the smoke dominant and yet integrated into pleasant maritime tones, which can only gain space after a few moments. Pepper settles on the tongue. With a little water he can be tamed and becomes much more pleasant.
    • Finish
      Salt and seaweed continue to fill your mouth. Here this whisky experiences a very nice phase. After a long time the keg seems to get through, but not very intense.

  3. Thermidor scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A light, 'naked' Bowmore. With water the nose gives some Vicks, warm tortillas and printer ink. The taste is very even both neat and diluted, but it is a bit flat and the finish is fleeting. Tasty, but I think there are way better examples of the style out there such as Elements of Islay Bw5 (bolder on the wood) or DL O&R 21yo 1990-2012 (similar to this but much deeper).

    In the tasting I had it at, this bottle split the crowd. A few loved it, most considered it ok but not great (I was in this group) and some genuinely hated it.

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    A strong and solid Bowmore - not bad
    • Nose
      Touch of peat and smoke, salty see breeze, iodine, more on tropical fruits - starts really good
    • Taste
      Punchy, very salty, seaweed, a lot of peat and smoke - the good one - oaky notes coming up, subtle sweetness

      With water: the sweetness comes out better and makes it rounder and smoother
    • Finish
      Long and warm, more oaky notes coming up in the end - probably even a tad bitter dry in the end

  6. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Whiskyflasken scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Colognemetal scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    First impression without water: Disappointing!
    Hot alcohol, taste of bitter lemon, not balanced, too bad!


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