Bowmore 09-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask Matured
Stated Age
09 years old
Oloroso Sherry & Bourbon Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
01 Sep 2016 12:38 pm by pilgrim77

Average value

€ 83.44

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 09-year-old

75 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.43 points

  1. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Blind Sample:


      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.

  2. DerDennis! scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Immediately after opening the bottle, this whisky was a bitter disappointment. Boring and musty. But since I had tried it somewhere else before and found to be good, I gave the bottle a lot of time and air, which was worth it. Meanwhile, the bottle is almost 18 months open and only half full.
    For me an ideal whisky for beginners. Interesting to die for and you can keep that in your mouth for a very long time.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Spicy, sweet, citrus, malt, tannins, light smoke, plums, nutmeg, lemongrass, beetroot, white pepper, sourdough
    • Taste
      85 85
      mild, some salt, weak sweetness, wood smoke, nutty, tart honey, prunes, dates, woody, becoming slightly bitter
    • Finish
      83 83
      medium long, woody bitter, camp fire smoke, light sherry

  3. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    They put the bag on the sherry. It goes very nicely with a relatively light, deep, fairly intense, smoky peat. A zest of lemon, currant juice, some woody reflections, earth, blackberries and blackcurrants. Humus, like in the forest. In the mouth it is rather fresh, leather, dried fig, pear compote, honey, cinnamon, liquorice, nutmeg, spices. Slightly acid finish with lemon which comes out a little, dry, admittedly long but a little bitter. Asparagus it seems to me. Dark chocolate.

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Moses scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    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.

  5. didi1893 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The nose is extremely fruity and mild. The extreme cherry flavors are impressive and delicious. However, the Bowmore's flavor is flat, with the typical bowmoroms coming into their own. In the finish, the malt picks up speed and exudes its powerful and warming aroma for a long time. I like it very much!
    • Nose
      A rusty brown with a reddish glow shines the Bowmore in the glass. While tough and oily drops dissolve out of the streaks sticking to the glass wall, intense cherry flavor rises from the glass. At the same moment, the sweet and fruity impression changes into a salty and mineral sea aroma. Shortly thereafter, fruity cherries and dark berries dominate, adding a hint of milk chocolate before a subtle column of smoke rises from the extremely fruity nose. A subtle cinnamon and clove flavor makes the fruit notes appear spicy.
    • Taste
      Dark and discreetly bitter wood elements dominate the first sip. Cold smoke and fading embers dissolve from the now rather watery-looking Bowmore. Ash and burned rubber mix with dark and dried berries, creamy spreads a touch of milk chocolate over the tongue. A minty freshness is distributed on dried tobacco leaves, black pepper releases a subtle pungency and heats slowly but surely to the palate. The tart wood notes are intensified, again a creamy and buttery sweetness comes to light.
    • Finish
      The subtle, now wooden sharpness fills the mouth still with a plump warmth. Tart wood elements dominate the finish, a hint of tobacco and cold smoke come into their own. The fruity sweetness of the nose is discreetly in the background. Slowly, the cold ash comes to the fore and exudes a slightly bitter and pungent aroma.

  6. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very nice whisky and for it's price I think it is "bang for your buck". It will not be anybody's friend because of the bitterness.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Without water 82 but after adding 1 drop of water, because it is only 40% so much more would spoil it, it opened up some more and became 84 for me.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Lots to discover in the taste, odd flavours, sit back and search your experiance what is in here. I can have this one in the mouth for few minutes without getting bored.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Nice finish too, I like the bitterness.

  7. LDB scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Surprisingly good and always better at the end. A picnic with Chorrizo is even a heavenly treat!

  8. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Imho better than the 10, but similar. Def. better than the 12 yo.

  9. KOQ24 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    Really impressive young,sherried Single Malt.
    I should've gotten another Bottle.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Campfire smoke,Cherries,Plums,Berries,Oak,Damp,Toffee
    • Taste
      85 85
      Caramel,black pepper,sherry,plums,spicy,oak,nutty,Tobacco
    • Finish
      60 60
      soft and short with a light to medium body.

  10. tangtang scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I find it a bit weak in the nose. You don't notice anything of the bourbon barrels there. On the palate and in the finish, it can certainly convince with a good complexity for the age
    • Nose
      83 83
      Bowmore typical nose, light smoke, maritime salty, light sherry aromas, spicy.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Creamy, slightly sweet with a hint of dark fruits, a little vanilla and caramel, later on with sherry notes and the slightly salty tangy. Smoke only very subtle.
    • Finish
      86 86
      dark fruits, sherry, sweet, vanilla, slightly spicy, light smoke in the background. Getting a bit drier towards the end.


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