Bowmore 09-year-old

Overall rating
82.40/100
votes
450
Whiskybase ID
WB86291
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

€ 168.14

24 × in wishlist

450 × member ratings

1464 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bowmore 09-year-old

73 users have left 78 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.40 points.

  1. Parik scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

  2. JNuyts scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  3. ctu scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    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.

  5. LDB scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Surprisingly good and always better at the end. Nice and salty alternating. A picnic with chorizo is even a heavenly treat!

  6. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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.

  8. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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.

  9. dhillworth scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Roland7 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    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

  11. DerDennis! scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    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

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. MrYens scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  15. 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.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/05/bowmore-9-yo-sherry-cask-matured.html
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. Moses scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    I have a hard time with smoky ones. Basically, I target the older ones, where the smoke has already been reduced a little. 9 years are actually too young for me. But you don't say no in good company with good company. So he gets a chance.
    I have to admit in advance, price performance the hammer!
    • Nose
      He starts right away with a 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 kind to the nose. So I can be smoky too. Fine.
    • Taste
      Immediately salty sea breeze in the mouth. There is still some vanilla / lemon hidden behind the now stronger smoke. Now I am missing the sherry barrel a little. It's a shame, because of the nose I would have expected more. But he pushes properly.
      One of the young wild ones, but not that bad at all.
    • Finish
      OK, medium-long finish. But even here he shows no weakness due to the tender age. It's already booming, boom! But I still prefer 15 and, given his age, he is more predictable.

  19. kargas scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  20. WhiskyBjorn83 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)

  21. Jan Francisco scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

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

  22. 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

  23. Woodsmoke scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  24. Vis2020 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    This one has a very light body due to the low abv.
    • Nose
      Sherry, peat, chocolate, orange peel. Little musty.
    • Taste
      A bit shy, orange peel, peat, chocolate again.
    • Finish
      Orange peel, cherry sweets, musty.

  25. larswehmeier scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Mild aromatic smoke. Clear cocoa. Oranges. Wood. Some honey.
    • Taste
      Mild on the tongue. First, the smoke is present. Slightly ashy. But then comes again the delicious cocoa. A few raisins. Fresh plums. Surprisingly spicy despite the low alcohol content.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long. There will be smoke and some spicy oak.

  26. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  27. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The nose pleases, but the palate and the finish unfortunately can not keep up. At this level and in this price range but that's fine.
    • Nose
      The smoke creeps up slowly, and when it reaches the nose it brings damp and musty cellar floor. Raisins, red grapes, leather, tobacco - to be tasted in a 9yo 40% he.
    • Taste
      As expected on the tongue rather tame, because the nose has promised much more than the palate is able to hold. Spicy smoke, also leather and tobacco as well as the raisins from the nose, but all in a spicy form.
    • Finish
      Short, dry, spicy and with greasy smoke.

  28. Ed Radour scored this whisky 78 points Specialist

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      80 80

  29. Ivynor scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A bowmore quite honest for its price (around 30 €). 83+ / 84-
    • Nose
      Added caramel for the color ...
      Nose: Well bowmore, maritime, a little lemony and iodized, a little peat but especially sherry in the background, which remains discreet (grapes, bitter cocoa)
    • Taste
      Pretty sweet, easy, too diluted. Texture rather fluid, lack of attachment.
      Amazing notes of blackberries, less peaty and lemony than a nose, some caramel. The whole remains pleasant. Always a little grapes and dark chocolate, traces of citrus.
    • Finish
      Fairly short, on peat, lemon, dark chocolate, and ashes.

  30. dRambo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  31. Falnor scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      69 69

  32. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  33. bvrsky scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The first dram of the 1st Glen Creatuur tasting. Good quality/price quotation.

     In the line up of seven drams this dram ended #7 with 3 points. My rating on WB 84 points.

  34. ErrHaBe scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    The notes are from a blind tasting.
    Conclusion: Interestingly, the Umaminote I found fascinating, I have never had. Otherwise, the "green" notes dominate for me, which does not correspond to my personal preference.
    • Nose
      Smoke. Furniture polish. Green notes like grass, green peppers and celery. Umami? Alcohol well integrated. Lime peel. After some time, tobacco and coffee powder, oak and cinnamon, bitterness. Water does not really help.
    • Taste
      Tingling mouthfeel, drooling. Clear sweetness, apple compote. Then the barrel.
    • Finish
      Oak, oak, sweetness, that's it.

  35. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting
    • Nose
      beautiful dark reddish amber Slightly alcoholic with ethereal oil and a hint of oak, but without any bitterness, and a little bit more fruity like these artificial cocktail cherries, maybe even a little bit of smoke is involved. could be a red wine barrel in the game, but then develops not further.
    • Taste
      very soft and light on the tongue, the delicate barrel is also present here, the fruity notes from the nose are only to be guessed. Over time, a few tannins and dark chocolate are added. The whole thing remains very weak.
    • Finish
      The medium-long is and suggests something clear European oak, the mouth is a bit dry abr to revelation he will not ...

  36. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  37. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    For his price quite okay, smell better than the taste, still somewhat thin, higher Abv had made him much better.
    • Nose
      Peat, sherry influence, chocolate, melon, red fruit, caramel.
    • Taste
      What thins than the smell suggests. Fruity, above all, light peat. Soft, caramel, cherry candy
    • Finish
      Soft, slightly short, slightly campfire smoke, fruity.

  38. Pauci scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Given the price a class Bowmore.
    Little smoke, a lot of sherry!

    Even 9 year old whisky can be round and delicious. Easy drink and enjoy.

  39. Joe Karacho scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    A delicious beginner with good PLV, which has surprised me quite positively, unfortunately with his 40 turns a little too thin. Bottom line but still recommended ...
    • Nose
      Sweet sherry, honey, something flowery, I have to find the light smoke first, as well as the minimal existing spicy oak, delicious unobtrusive and round nose
    • Taste
      Pretty watery, the smoke moves into the foreground, the sherry something in the background, as well as the ratio wort sweetness in favor of the former reverses, all in all balanced again and not too one-dimensional
    • Finish
      Quite short but delicious, dries off towards the end, while the sherry accompanies me for a while, the smoke has disappeared again

  40. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2017/03/18/bowmore-9-yo-40-vol-ob-2016/

  41. chrizthewiz scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    I am fairly impressed with this one. Nice and mellow sherry & peat combination with a salty and spicy tang. The finish is sadly very short and somehow crumbled by the heavy use of caramel coloring. This bottle almost glows in the dark :D Anyway, Its still a nice enough sipping dram with an apropriate age statement and a fair pricetag. 84 points for the taste, plus 2 big points for the price/age statement. Well done Bowmore! If you would up this to 46% and colouring free .. oh well, never mind :)

  42. 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.

  43. hoerny scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  44. Oloroso-Butt did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  45. dRambo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    wow - pretty cool stuff for the price, easy drinking, ripe, round, mild, tastes better than Bowmore 12 and actually as the 15er
    • Nose
      Cherry, buttery, mineral scent, light typical Bowmore smoke, some furniture polish, chocolate, some gum, cinnamon and cloves
    • Taste
      mild, soft, fruity, pleasing, syrupy, oily - pleasing palate, delicate smoke, sweet, strawberry jam, cherry juice, mint, some oak spice, some tobacco, well balanced
    • Finish
      warm, from the smoke a slight bitterness arises, fruits and chocolate notes slowly fade out

  46. tomy63 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    amber color, nice nose, very slightly peaty and iodized, citrus fruits, dried fruits (grapes), chocolate, toffee, cereals, some plastic / varnish, tobacco. Mouth a bit too soft at 40% but easy to drink, a little more peat than nose, more tobacco and leather, but less citrus and cereals, chocolate, toffee, neither too sweet nor too much dry, the varnish side has disappeared. Average length, a little iodine, ash, spices. Very good q / p for about 30 €.

  47. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Good litter, which is very tasty and tasty and despite the only 40% enough intense and no piece of soft rinsed. For 32 € a very good buy.
    • Nose
      dry charcoal smoke, a bit greasy, with cocoa and black cherries, dark berries, quite intense
    • Taste
      here too enough power and fullness despite only 40%, the fruitiness is also great in the mouth, wine gum, blackberry, blackcurrant, red gooseberries tingle on the tongue, plus some black pepper and in the background cocoa with a slight smoky note
    • Finish
      rather long, ash, pepper, cocoa

  48. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  49. ctu scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Youth is good, but the 40% is don't. 
    Incidentally little exaggeration the coloring? :)
    Definitely nice disappointment compared to the price and age.
    • Nose
      Very interesting. Especially carpentry, watermelon shell.
      Peat, sherry, orange, caramel, cocoa.
    • Taste
      My first feeling is the 40% is thin. Then evolve the flavors nicely. Spices, wood, salt, smoke, peat and tobacco.
      Sherry is hardly noticeable.
    • Finish
      Long, dry, it retains much of the flavors.

  50. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nice tasty. With more volume percentages, the malt would certainly be a blast, so it's a definite PLV recommendation.
    • Nose
      Drinkable. A full load of sour cherries. Behind it a subtle mint note. Cough drop. Wine gums. Some smoke.
    • Taste
      Fruity. Cherries. Currants. Orange peel. Ginger. Malt. Some wood smoke.
    • Finish
      First of all again fruity notes and caramel. At the back, fine wood smoke and dark chocolate.

  51. wbarchive_618617 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    A rather gentle representative with a clean sherry note, light fruit and herbal character, as well as subtle peatiness, with a slowly developing smoky note. The "only" 40% make him faint in the end a bit. But a good Bowmore with excellent value for money. However, no Haudrauf whisky for the modern peat grouse, each component must literally jump in the face so he can notice them.

  52. Wolv scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  53. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  54. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  55. Rick78 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  56. stefsel111 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  57. JürgenWhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  58. vb_bembel scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  59. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  60. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful sherry influence, had liked a little higher in the alcohol. Value for your money.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  61. Daan Tje scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  62. KayMeertens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Very similar to the Bowmore 2000 MoS released last year.

    How does it compare to its predecessor, the 15YO Darkest, you may ask? Or not, but then I'm telling it anyway. Much maltier obviously, less sherried.
    • Nose
      83 83
       A strong maltiness which reminds me of... Fujikai! Jute even, or wood fibre board. Later turning into cookie. It takes at least a minute before the peat and sherry break through. Bramble. A little orange and caramel.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Very malty again, but also quite spicy. Peatier than the nose. Toffee, orange and bramble.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Peat, toffee, dark chocolate and cherry. Less malty.

  63. The_Rock scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    All in all, I am a little disappointed. Actually, it could be a nice young powerful Bowmore, but this one has castrated due to the weak alcohol strength as well as the low sherry barrel removal.
    • Nose
      Very discreet nose with some rosehip and light smoke from banished wood. In sum, a bit disappointing.
    • Taste
      The first impression is also rather disappointing here. The Bowmore is very watery on the tongue and is therefore no tongue pleasers. The taste is a little red fruit tea with a good portion of ash and some white pepper.
    • Finish
      The main reason is the ashes on the Zumge, which brings some sharpness to the rear.

  64. mer1973 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  65. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  66. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Respectable

    Bowmore surprises with this new release as it has an age statement of a single digit: 9 years. It was finished on sherry casks and is very friendly priced: around 35 to 40 EUR in my neck of the woods.

    Sherried nose with all kinds of fruit like oranges, figs and nuts. Some burnt coffee beans and wet newspaper. Soft peat. Not very outspoken in my opinion. Kind of docile.

    The body is quite alright and on the palate it turns quite maritime as well. A lot of peat and salt precede the mildly drying wood and sweet fruit. The sherry cask – very prominent on the nose – does not stand a chance on the palate. I get some tobacco and cloves, but this young malt has little else on offer.

    Medium long finish, that leaves the mouth dry.

    Quite a respectable dram in its own right, of course. Let us not forget how young and affordable it is. So it would be unfair to compare this one to the Darkest or Laimrig.

  67. dave3 scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  68. Fight65 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  69. Ikkakumon scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Not bad at all for a sweet price!

  70. squaadgras scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  71. FernetBranco scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    Oh my god ... the nose is a nightmare! Something between Ikea cupboard and Ikea tealight. Wax and wood ... wax and wood ... and wax and wood again.
    Usually, after my experience with Slyrs, I would not taste this whisky anymore. But I was already a little bit thinner and thus more courageous than usual. The first impression was then not so bad. And at the end, when you let him orgasm around for a very long time, he even gets really good. Again, I would not try it! I do not understand what Bowmore thought about this whisky. As "newcomers" to the Bowmore world, they can not have foreseen it ... unless they want to close their shop soon. To bring a 9-year-old whisky with 40% on the market, is a bit bizarre - I think. Bottom line: a real disappointment. "Cucumber of the Year"!
    • Nose
      50 50
    • Taste
      68 68
    • Finish
      82 82

  72. koekoek? scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    indeed, 35 euros in Colruyt van Boom (16/11/16)
    Tasted on spirits in the sky
    Tasty whisky for little money

  73. N€!$$ scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Temporarily available in Colruyt for € 35. Tasty whisky for not a lot of money.

  74. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A sherry-matured, non-NAS Bowmore for £25? That's got to sound good in the current world of hyper-inflated prices, even if it is 40% and (presumably) coloured. I tried it next to the last dregs of my 15yo Laimrig (batch 4), which may not be particularly fair given the difference in bottling strength, age and price, but I wanted to see if it came close. On the nose, this 9yo is clearly from the same 'stable' as the Laimrig. Well-integrated, rich sherry notes (dark, sticky jam fruits and hazelnuts) are there, although not quite as deep or soft as the Laimrig. The Bowmore spirit is clearly younger in the 9yo (although the added sharper edges aren't necessarily a bad thing), with more of a cardboard/wet paper note than the Laimrig. The trademark soft, nutty peat is clearly present in both, but the 9yo is slightly lighter and fresher (there is a whiff of dunnage warehouses in the Laimrig missing from the 9yo). Whilst I had a slight preference for the extra depth and complexity of the nose on the Laimrig, the 9yo certainly didn't let itself down. On the palate, the lower bottling strength of the 9yo doesn't help, leading to a thinner, less rich mouth feel. The cardboard note also comes through, with a slightly drier/more bitter note than the Laimrig. The sherry is much less present than on the nose, leading to a lack of depth compared to the Laimrig. The Laimrig also has a much longer finish than the 9yo. So...all in all, the 9yo can hold it's head up high with its more prestigous stable-mate on the nose, but suffers after that. Given the large price differential between the two, it is difficult to be too harsh on the 9yo. On its own, it is a very respectable dram that I look forward to returning to. It's not going to set the world on fire, but I would certainly consider recommending it to someone looking to try a sherry-peat combination without breaking the bank. If only they'd bottled it at 46%...well, I guess it wouldn't still be £25!!!

  75. Achany scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    a lot of sherry, salt and smoke in this one. the first sip was dominated by sherry, nuts, orange and than the smoke and salt was coming. that was really some fine dram. I do like the young age which gives it some more edges and spices in comparison to the 15j darkest. perfect price, perfect dram! I love it!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  76. Helgo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  77. Noface83 scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

    Tasty drink with greasy smoke, slightly maritime, dried fruit and pleasant sherry sweetness. However, there is a lack of oak and depth. He also looks a bit youthful and despite 40% harsh. The finish is also very short for a smoker. But for about 35 EUR is now really good and even contrary to the trend with age (high praise!). Less praiseworthy, however, are only 40% and the use of dye.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  78. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

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