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Bowmore 2001 CA

Overall rating
86.83/100
votes
25
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
2001
Bottled
04.2016
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
264
Strength
54.8 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
10 May 2016 12:12 pm by Joe90_247
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 85,67

2 × in wishlist

25 × 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 86.83 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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