Bowmore 1966 Sa

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Samaroli (Sa)
Bottling serie
Number of bottles
53.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
05 Jun 2009 1:20 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 65000.00

136 × in wishlist

79 × member ratings

51 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1966 Sa

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 96.17 points

  1. glenenz scored this whisky 100 points Expert Senior

    For me the best whisky i`ve tasted so far. Period. 

    I had the oppertunaty of tasting it some 5 years ago in Groningen and I still remember the smell, taste and everything after that. 

    I still had the empty glass when travelling back home by train and my nose didn`t leave the empty glass. 

    As Serge would say: "pure hardcore malt porn". 

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 99 points Connoisseur

    This is the most amazing nose ever, lots of tropical fruits, pears, hint of smoke, deserves a 100 mark on its own.The palate is powerful and fresh with more tropical fruits but also some grapefruits, bitter orange, candied fruits, amazing and the finish is endless, a perfect dram.

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 99 points Connoisseur

    After tasting the superb Laphroaig 1967, I have to review my rating to 99 as Bouquet is definitely the best whisky I have tried.

  4. Jazzhawk scored this whisky 99 points Expert Junior

    Maybe the hottest nose ever, tropical fruits and floral notes abound ...
    I had the privilege to personally taste this unique whisky at the Lindores Whisky Festival 2008 in the presence of Seniore Samaroli ...
    An unforgettable memory ...

  5. Samtje scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    Tasted it twice = 2 x very compact, so full, massively fruity, invading, so pure, superbly balanced, world class drink! Leaves me calm and humble, enjoying to the max … Thank you Mr. S. Samaroli, Bowmore distillery and Mother Nature of course!!!

  6. checkpointuk scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=195 Color: straw yellow / corn yellow
    Nose: What is there still waiting for us ?! An ultra-fruity avalanche of yellow fruits floods the nose: yellow plums and apples, mirabelle plums, mango, papaya, overripe pears and kiwis in a combination of soft sulfur, smoke, peat, coal, seaweed, maritime spice, tobacco, leather , Cardboard, vanilla, caramel, honey, herbs and hints of mint - what a flood of aromas - the absolute hammer!
    Taste: Powerful and full of power! Front still with yellow-fruity sweetness and honey, but quickly drifting off into gray clouds of smoke from peppery coal and peat. Impacts of fresh, maritime and herbaceous notes break through the smoke wall, and fruity notes of sweet grapefruit and orange peel reappear.
    Finish: Ultralong - the aforementioned fruity notes are waxy with caramel and honey and blended with peat and ash.
    Comment: Ohhhha, what a taste bomb! The thousandfold thank you goes back to Taiwan to our whisky connoisseur Carlos
    97 points (nose: 97 / taste: 97 / finish: 96)

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 100 points Moderator

    The freshness and mix of grapefruit and austere tropical fruits is unique - add a pinch of smoke and herbs, a huge complexity and a flabbergasting experience is guaranteed - of course not much to say else as this one is just brilliant and legendary! For sure one of the greatest whiskies ever! No other option than max points!
    • Nose
      Intense, austere, grapefruit, tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit, dragon fruit, lime zest, whiffs of peat and smoke, hints of tobacco, vanilla, citric, spices, little herbs, fragrant, little floral, seabreeze, iodine - fantastic!
    • Taste
      Fresh, lots of tropical fruits, grapefruit peel, subtle sweetness, citric, litte smoky, austere, herbs, tobacco, vanilla, hints of oak wood, spices, pepper, little ginger - delicious!
    • Finish
      Long, fruity, austere, spicy, zesty, grapefruit, woody - superb!

  8. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 99 points Connoisseur

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  9. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 99 points Connoisseur

    Serge says


  10. maurisso did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Sold at Aste Bolaffi Torino for 50.000€ on 21 May 2019.


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