Bowmore Vault Edit1°N

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
First Release
Ex-Bourbon Casks
51.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
20 Oct 2016 5:22 pm by NorthCoast500

Average value

€ 106.64

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Vault Edit1°N

79 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.68 points

  1. nallacam scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    for me one of the most underrated whiskys ever! For a NAS, this bottling offers a lot!

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Yup, this is the big ‘well behaved’ brother of the No 1, but so it comes with a price: around 110 EUR. Having said that, it does deliver what it promises: Atlantic Sea Salt.
    • Nose
      The nose, which stars a bit closed, offers vanilla, lemon and mandarin. A hint of nuts and apricots makes it appreciatively sweet, while there is also a mild salty edge. The smoke is very discrete. This smells a bit like the mature brother of the No 1, albeit a lot softer.
    • Taste
      The body is good, nicely oily and immediately it tastes quite coastal. Brackish to a fault, but sweet at the same time. Loads of citrus, a bunch of apricots making it mildly tropical. There is some mint there as well, as is some ginger and a soft peppery note. In that sense, it again reminds me of the No 1, although that one seems a lot younger and sharper. The high ABV of this Vaults Edition (or should I write Edi1ion?) makes this one a lot more interesting. The smoke, however, remains in the background.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long on more of the same.

  3. Izzino scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful fruity very finely smoky whisky. Definitely one of the TOP two best Bowmore Whisky ever, I had the opportunity to drink from this producer. Over time, it opens incredibly and in its aroma you can smell small wild berries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries.

  4. Macheye scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    On the positive side, this Bowmore Vaults Edition does indeed focus on the salinity that it promises. Beyond that, I’m struggling a bit to recommend it further. It’s easy-going and won’t challenge the senses too much, but at the same time is that really what the consumer should expect from a bottle a shy under £100? – probably not to my mind.

    • Nose
      Initially extremely shy. Buttered popcorn, coconut and a vague nuttiness sit alongside light yellow fruits (undefinable), damp clothes and a heavy pang of copper. There is certainly some salinity here but it to is understated at the outset. Peat is barely present on first nosing, though resting does improve things later. A few minutes resting in a glass clarifies the fruits in to pineapple and gooseberry, and likewise ups the smoke levels to a point that you’re now not wondering where the hell they got to in the first place. No major problems, but at the same time there’s not a lot going on here.
    • Taste
      Reasonable mouthfeel, but arguably a touch lacking for the inherent ABV. Now salt is leading the story and nicely too, with a real undercurrent of tingly salinity. Briny brackish water, mild iodine and light soot start to reaffirm that we’re drinking a peated whisky, but it’s still all largely keep on the down-low. There’s certainly a thrust of vanilla from the American oak casks, but the copper flavour is present again and starts making me wonder what portion of this bottling is from pretty young casks.
    • Finish
      Medium in length, fairly astringent and with a chalky feeling in the mouth. Salt is the name of the game here too, it’s well rounded and perceptible.

  5. mothers_finest scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The more I drink it, the better I find it. A delicious, uncomplicated mid-smoky whisky to enjoy at the required price (70 thalers). Certainly not high math, but quite interesting.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. ThePolyhedric scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    A direct, straight Bowmore with no frills. A almost “dry” nose feeling with vanilla, orange and cacao notes. In the taste the orange dominates the underneath cacao nuances. Fantastically balanced and at the same time filled with power.

  7. Kaleva scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice Bowmore, well composed with light fruity and gently smoky nose. Palate seems to be a bit unbalanced but still leaves very good impression. Salt can be felt through all tasting stages so the expression’s name reflects its nature. Really overpriced at the beginning, now (end of 2018) can be purchased for more or less reasonable 70-80 euros.
    • Nose
      Gently smoky, vanilla, hint of coconut, mineral notes, green pear. Water opens up grassy and white flowers (bird cherry?) notes
    • Taste
      Medium-sweet, iodine, a bit spicy, industrial motives, salty, burned caramel
    • Finish
      Medium-long, a bit smoky, sweet and salty, maritime feeling

  8. horstpedia scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. MrYens scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  10. ajdedwards scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Salty, sweet pecan is what I get with a gentle backdrop of smoke.  Personally I enjoyed it a lot.


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