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Bowmore 09-year-old

Overall rating
82.59/100
votes
374
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask Matured
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry & Bourbon Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L162263
Barcode
5010496004432
Added on
01 Sep 2016 12:38 pm by pilgrim77
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 89.98

25 × in wishlist

374 × member ratings

1230 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 09-year-old

69 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.59 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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. Finely acidic with lemon that comes out a little dry, certainly long but a bit bitter. Asparagus seems to me.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  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. Roland7 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Fire in the server extinguished cocoa!

    Cocoa, coffee, black currant, dried cherry, peanut, creme brulee, smoked cheese, pepper, electrical wiring, old leather, rubber, coal, smoke, jacket potatoes, burnt wood, orange

  5. 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

  6. Kaleva scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Good balanced whisky, feeling a bit young but with a good sherry influence.
    • Nose
      Dried fruits, toffee, iodine, rubber, slightly smoky
    • Taste
      Sweet, dried figs, orange zest, background smoke
    • Finish
      Warm, long, a bit spicy, smoky

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Sweet, peaty nose, sea air, dry smoky mouth and smoky finish with tobacco, salt and tart oak. Could be a little bit longer, but good at Bowmore.

  8. MrYens scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  9. 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

  10. kargas scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

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