Bowmore 1964 Black

Overall rating
94.68/100
votes
97
Whiskybase ID
WB8341
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Final Edition
Vintage
1964
Bottled
1995
Stated Age
31 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
1812
Strength
49.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 may 2009 6:48 pm
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Average value

€ 28398.55

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Whisky reviews for Bowmore 1964 Black

18 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 94.68 points.

  1. detachedblue scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Top-tier old sherry notes, syrup, molasses, raisin, soy sauce, not so much tropical fruits, maybe well integrated, the nose is quite similar to a 72 Glendronach or a 60s dark Longmorn, almost no peat. More pencil peel and chalk after a breath,
    • Taste
      The palate is rich, sweet and salty, bonfire smoke, more tropical fruits+top sherry here, green mango, seaweed, pickled olives, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, very sweet honey, dark chocolates, that's why it's a legend, Bowmore after 1966 ( maybe 67, cant miss that) seems to lose this sherry+peat DNA, camphor and aged pu-er tea.
    • Finish
      Long tea finish, still sweet, a bit more peppery, metallic tools, camphor.

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  3. jaymer did not rate this whisky Newbie

    i have one of these for sale. but i'm not selling through paypal. pickup only in person in tampa florida. no issue in paying commission to this site. but cash only. $15k to me. $1k to the house.

  4. bjoernigol scored this whisky 100 points Expert Senior

    Oh man, it couldn't be nicer, what a dream fabric

  5. ConvalRen scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Simply phenomenal when tasted besides 29 and 42 years releases.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      96 96

  6. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    reviewed rating from 96 to 95

  7. Bretorianer scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  8. voodoochile scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    I had the chance to taste this fantastic Whisky at a friends. Truly the best dram i´ve ever had. The spectacular colour promises a lot of Sherry notes and it doesn´t disappoint. If you ever get the chance to try this do it. Unfortunately it´s become very expensive.

  9. Fight65 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  10. Laga93 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      96 96

  11. steinrich scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      97 97

  12. Patrick93 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      94 94

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

    This Whisky was sold for 4.900 £ ( around 5.750 € ) at whiskyauctioneer in Oct.2016

    It was bottle no.1362Also for 5.740 € at Whiskyauctioneer in Feb. 2016 (bottle no.367)

  14. markkerr02 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Test 080: Black Bowmore - 080510
    The whisky tested:
    Fligth 1 Glass 1 Black Bowmore 1964 29Y 1993 First Edition 50% 107 points Glass 2 Black Bowmore 1964 30Y 1994 Second Edition 50% 107+ points Glass 3 Black Bowmore 1964 31Y 1995 Final Edition 49% 101 points Glass 4 Bowmore Sky 25Y 43% 46 points Flight 2 Glass 5 Bowmore 12Y 40% 70 points Glass 6 Bowmore 12Y Brown Dumpy Bottle 43% 105 points Glass 7 Bowmore Deluxe Brown Dumpy Bottle 43% 35 points Flight 3 Glass 8 Bowmore 16Y 1989 Bourbon 51% 61 points Glass 9 Bowmore 16Y 1990 Sherry 53.8% 71 points Gls 10 Bowmore 16Y 1991 Port 53.1% 77 points
    Testimonials Per Eriksson Black Bowmore 1964 31Y 1995 Final Edition 49% Scent: Old basement, sweet, christmas cake, dates, figs, an odd tone that does not appeal to me Taste: Lightly spicy, oak, sweet, nuts, spices, raisins, little figs, very little lavender Aftertaste: Very tall, old, nuts, spicy, lavender Score: 92 http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2080%20Black%20Bowmore.html

  15. tebond968 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Black Bowmore 1964/1995, 49%, OB, Final edition . Also no bad whisky. In comparison with the Ardbeg Manager's Choice you will find a lot less peat here, but the sherry is all the more prominent. I would say tropical sherry. A lot of pure tropical fruit, the trademark of Bowmore from this period, mixed with the spicy sherry and (waxed) old leather. The nose is absolute top, on the taste he is a little too dry. Okay, I'm foxing (or was it mosquito-fucking?). After all, the tropical fruit is still sufficiently available to compensate. I have weighed the last three against each other for a long time and for me the Highland Park was just a bit better than this Black Bowmore, but the Ardbeg was still angry above both. Beware, the first and second batches of this Bowmore seem to be better. So even better. In the final score, the Black Bowmore finished in third place for me. Ha! 93/100 http://onversneden.com/2010/12/22/de-hoogmis/

  16. corbuso scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The nose is excellent and in the same league as the first edition, but then it becomes dry, woody to very woody and tannic.

    Tasted head to head with the first release, I found the difference between the two significant.

  17. Micha Thorsten scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  18. Furtia scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  19. Feusi did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The third of the three extraordinary Oloroso cask 1964 Bowmores released in the mid-1990s, this final batch was of 1812 bottles. With an almost unfathomable concentration and intensity of flavour, and with the perfect balance of fruit, peat and power, this whisky deserves the frequently overused `legendary` tag and has assumed almost mythic status amongst whisky collectors and aficionados. While the First Edition Black Bowmore is generally agreed to be slightly more magnificent than the 2nd or 3rd, it is really a case of `first among equals`. Certainly the differences between Second and Third are differences only of emphasis and nuances of flavour, and are really only noticeable when they are tasted side by side (which few of us mere mortals will ever manage). TWE

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