Overall rating
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

€ 31960,14

105 × in wishlist

91 × member ratings

51 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1966 Sa

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 96.19 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. maurisso did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  4. Whiskyblower scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

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

  5. 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)

  6. Black Widow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  7. Neptune did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    In april 2014, this whisky has been sold for 4200£ on an online auction.

  8. tebond968 scored this whisky 99 points Expert Senior

    Bowmore 18y 1966, 53%, Samaroli 'Bouquet', 720 bottles - Islay - 99/100
    Gho, where do you start with such an overwhelming nose? I suggest with the fruit, because that is very prominent. The tropical fruit expected at an old Bowmore, but also pear, such a good juicy ... pineapple (eh, that's tropical for sure?), Lemon, grapefruit ... a pretty superior fruit salad as it were. And what about all that fruit? Well, a lot. To begin with, the oh so great 'farm' sensations: subtle smell of stables, from hay, to the manure. Hu, can we talk about fruit salad with a tuft of manure? Soit, also, what sweet, smoke ... and then I undoubtedly miss a large part. Unbelievably complex and especially intergalactically tasty. Now the taste. Also here a lot of fruit, all kinds of citrus (note for myself: this can be described in the following as 'agrum'), towards the end more inclined towards (bitter) grapefruit. Delicious. Chamomile too. Pepper and liquorice. Superb balance between sweet and bitter. And salty. Great long, intense, fruity, slightly smoky aftertaste. Man man, difficult to keep searching for smell and taste sensations on such tasting. This is really heavenly.
    But now the score. Is this whisky worth 100 points? Maybe, but my highest score to date is 97 (for a Brora and an Ardbeg ). Ok, this is also a bit better - this sounds too euphemistic, I mean it is absolute top in whisky - but the jump to the 100 is a bit daring. If I give this Bowmore 100 points, it ends here. Then I deprive myself of the hope of ever having something better to taste. And no, I hope to keep that hope alive. 99 it will be. Not bad either, and by far the best I've ever had in my glass. Point. Sigh. Point. Let it be a gift idea, I am celebrating on January 23. Well, you have to be very lucky in addition to a lot of money, I have not seen a bottle for sale in the last year. And if there is one that will be offered for sale, Dominiek is getting me ready. http://onversneden.com/2008/10/29/samaroli-tasting-het-verslag/

  9. Johan Van Samang scored this whisky 99 points Expert Senior

    Best whisky out there. Well, best whisky tasted up till today.

  10. Alex did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Serge Valentin at Whiskyfun gave it 97 points. Check his tasting notes under:




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