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Bowmore 2003

Overall rating
88.84/100
votes
38
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Hand-filled at the distillery
Vintage
04.03.2003
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
857
Strength
56.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 Sep 2016 11:38 am by Eneloop2009
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 223,09

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38 × member ratings

63 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 2003

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.84 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2019] I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting.

    ...and Bowmore definitely is back on the road of success. This is another excellent Traditional Scotch maturation of the adorable fruity-peaty-maritime Bowmore profile and it is very quaffable. But to be honest, as a drinker I would not spend more than 99 Eurobucks on a bottle like this...
    • Nose
      90 90
      The colour is pale gold and the nose offers the modern Bowmore profile at its best - fruity and peaty aromas in a delicious combo. There are additional maritime and summer floral impressions as well as earthy notes. Quite complex and balanced, but this fine nose vanishes rather quickly upon breathing...
    • Taste
      91 91
      Same on the palate: A tasty fruity-peaty-maritime mix of flavours without any off-note or imbalance. This dram is nicely layered and greatly chewable, I like that! Later some bitter-spicy notes join in which add a new impression. Water releases more aromas in the nose (again, after they vanished before) and turns the taste smoother - I like this dram both neat and reduced to about 46% abv.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The dram arrives a little peppery-hot on the palate (56.1% abv) and immediately coats all of the mouth without distracting feelings. The finish is long and turns more bitter (ashes) with a minor drying moment that is not distracting.

  2. Deloti scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Punchy young bowmore
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Eneloop2009 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Original notes from the label:

    To the eye, lustrous 18 carat gold. Breathe in the scent of the vaults with heady ocean-laced mandarin, amber and tee-tree. Sip vetiver and tangerine before a fresh sun-drenched wave of passion fruit and ginger. Savour the lingering complex finish of ocean spiced fruit, bergamot tea and eucalyptus tobacco.

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