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Bowmore 1964 Black

Overall rating
94.68/100
votes
94
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

€ 28840.66

53 × in wishlist

94 × member ratings

93 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1964 Black

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 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.

  2. 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)

  3. 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

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    reviewed rating from 96 to 95

  5. Bretorianer scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

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

  6. 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.

  7. Fight65 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Laga93 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  9. steinrich scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Patrick93 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

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