Bowmore Vault Edit1°N

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
First Release
Ex-Bourbon Casks
51.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 Oct 2016 5:11 pm by ebbe-sand@web.de

Average value

€ 117,67

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195 × member ratings

676 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Vault Edit1°N

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.69 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. Helgo scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    That's just not enough for a 100 € whisky and the previous marketing. Way too shallow and thin. That's better for Bowmore.
    • Nose
      Somehow pretty thin. Overall, little flavors. Something tropical and fruity is there. Maybe coconut and pineapple. I get only very little smoke, more tobacco and no salt, as advertised in the outer packaging.
    • Taste
      Fruity sweet with minimal smoke and some vanilla. That was it already.
    • Finish
      Medium long, narrow oak some bitterness at the end.

  5. WhiskyMonster scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    Somewhat overpriced for what it delivers. Bowmore's mastery of smoke and sweet is here adjusted for smoke and salt, and is so nearly there, but frustratingly just off the mark
    • Nose
      70 70
      A dry salinity as from a sauna, with a few buttery notes
    • Taste
      85 85
      The smoke stays neatly put to allow the sea spray to wash across the palate nicely, supporting rather than dominating
    • Finish
      60 60
      Shorter than ideal, the potential of buttery embers sadly cut short

  6. SUSPIRIA.FOX scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. horstpedia scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  8. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I am very surprised. In fact, there are also good no-age whiskys. This one is here and he keeps what he promises. Nice salty, at least that's how I feel. The price of 72 € is also acceptable.


    First, some "farmy" = damp wood in a stable in winter, after a while, something in the background and it comes out sweet apricot, which soon weakens again. Now comes some lemon and a salty maritime edge. There is virtually no smoke. Now some cake dough as before with nuts and the lemon, now a bit salty, fights again. Everything is nice and easy. Nothing is dominant. Nothing bites or burns. A nice snoop.


    Very nice oily, slippery - maritime and wonderful vanilla and sweet. Again citrus, with apricot. Minimal smoke is now to be guessed. Only accompanying in the background. A touch of white pepper.


    Delicate notes of wood, still salty - maritime, with some vanilla and cinnamon and a late dry woody note with delicate bitterness.

  9. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Jackson05 scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    N: not very expressive at 51%, vanilla and new oak, touch of glue. A tad herbaceous, but cannot pinpoint anything, pineapple juice.

    P: new oak, pineapple, simple syrup, wispy smoke, ginger

    F: fizzy orange, sweet and sour, dry, wispy smoke, lime, ginger powder

    Thoughts: only wispy smoke throughout, it’s one dimensional, and not exciting. It packs only slightly more Flavor at 51%. Obviously quite young. Very uninteresting.


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