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Overall rating
96.24/100
votes
93
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Samaroli (Sa)
Bottling serie
Bouquet
Vintage
1966
Bottled
1984
Number of bottles
720
Strength
53.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
05 Jun 2009 1:20 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 31960.14

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93 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1966 Sa

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 96.24 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 98 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. 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)

  4. Jazzhawk scored this whisky 99 points Member Senior

    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. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 98 points Connoisseur

    Angus says

    http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivejanuary20-1-Fettercairn-Glenlivet.html#110120

  6. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 98 points Connoisseur

    Serge says

    http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivefebruary06-1.html#140206

  7. 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!!!

  8. maurisso did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  9. Whiskyblower scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. Black Widow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 10105 € at Whiskyauction in October 2015

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