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Bowmore 09-year-old

Overall rating
82.55/100
votes
353
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask Matured
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L162263 16:08 216
Barcode
5010496004432
Added on
01 Sep 2016 12:45 pm by pilgrim77
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 64.95

25 × in wishlist

353 × member ratings

1186 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 09-year-old

65 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.55 points

  1. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    They put the package on the sherry. It marries very pleasantly with a relatively light peat, deep, quite intense, smoke. A zest of lemon, some woody reflections, earth, blackberries and cassis. Humus, as in the forest.
    On the palate it is rather fresh, leather, dried fig, applesauce, honey, cinnamon, licorice, nutmeg. On the other hand, the finish disappoints me, slightly acidic with the lemon that emerges a little, dry, certainly long but bitter, not quite pleasant. Asparagus seems to me.
    Too bad, this final, otherwise it was a whisky quite successful.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Blind Sample:

      Colour:
      Amber

      Nose:
      First comes slightly phenolic smoke. Juniper. Then some leather, pickled sour cherries, raspberries and artificial wood flavor. Has something of Deoroller with cedar. With a bit of time in the glass, the chick becomes a bit more musty. Brackish seawater, fermented bright fruits. Spices are getting through better and a very pleasant sweetness. Has something of sugared baked apple. But then it gets saltier again and has something of warm must. The alcohol is very cloudy.
    • Taste
      Smoky, slightly watery onset. A pinch of pepper and herbs. In the taste more "forest". Like breathing in the damp forest. Braised plastic and espresso. Dark, unripe berries. Something mineral and also metallic. A certain sweetness is playing along. Licorice and some kind of gummy bear.
    • Finish
      Short to medium. Nutty bitterness. Some mens chocolate and sweetened, warm espresso. With roasted aromas.

  3. mosesumike scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I'm having a hard time with smoky. Basically, I have it apart on the older where the smoke is already broken down a bit. 9 years are actually too young for me. But in a nice round with good company you do not say no. So he gets a chance.
    I must first admit, price performance of the hammer!
    • Nose
      83 83
      He starts with fruity sherry nose. Oranges, nutty with dried plums. A mild smoke hangs in damp paper with some roasted coffee mingling in the nose. Hola ... rather reserved and friendly to the nose. That's how I feel smoky too. Fine.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Instant salty sea breeze in the mouth. There is still some vanilla / lemon hidden behind the now stronger smoke. Now I miss a little the sherry-barrel. Too bad, because of the nose I would have expected more. But he pushes neatly.
      One of the young wild ones, but not so bad.
    • Finish
      82 82
      OK, medium long finish. But even here he shows no weakness by the tender age. He's got a boom, boom! The 15 is still much more dear to me and his age also predictable.

  4. MrYens scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  5. The Macallan scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Quite allright but a huge difference with the nineties stuff
    • Nose
      Some sherry, light spicyness, smoky
    • Taste
      Full, floral spicyness, slightly sweet and stimulating
    • Finish
      Briny, warming, bayleave/salmiak

  6. kargas scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    28-07-2018
    • Nose
      77 77
      sherry, smoke
    • Taste
      79 79
      sherry, smoke, pepper
    • Finish
      78 78
      pepper, sherry (couldn't notice a dry finish)

  8. Jan Francisco scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 55 points Connoisseur

    This is truly awful stuff I would not want to even pay £10 for a bottle of this.

    Drinkable, almost.

    Too thin on the palate with a manufactured taste that cannot just be down to the cask can it?
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      50 50
    • Finish
      53 53

  10. Alois scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Light smoke and sweet. Cat litter. Colour. Oak
    • Taste
      Sweet Oak and smoke. Some dark. fruits
    • Finish
      Dry and smoky

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