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Bowmore 1966 Sa

Overall rating
96.49/100
votes
81
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 1:37 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 31.236,83

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1
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Category Rating
Nose
24
Taste
24
Finish
24
Balance
25

Tastingtags

7 Notes

glenenz
Expert Senior glenenz Note
05 Dec 2015 5:39 pm
glenenz gave this whisky 100 points

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". 
checkpointuk
Expert Senior checkpointuk Note
05 Feb 2016 10:25 am
checkpointuk gave this whisky 97 points

http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=195

Farbe: Strohgelb/Maisgelb
Nase: Was kommt denn nun da noch auf uns zu?! Eine ultra-fruchtige Lawine aus gel­ben Früch­ten über­schwemmt die Nase: gelbe Pflau­men und Äpfel, Mira­bel­len, Mango, Papaya,überreife Bir­nen und Kiwis und das in einer Kom­bi­na­tion von zar­tem Schwe­fel, Rauch, Torf, Kohle, See­tang, mari­ti­mer Würze, Tabak, Leder, Pappe, Vanille, Kara­mell, Honig, Kräu­ter und Anklänge von Minze – was für eine Aro­men­flut – der abso­lute Ham­mer!!!
Geschmack: Mäch­tig und mit vol­ler Wucht star­tend! Vorne noch mit gelb-fruchtiger Süße und Honig, jedoch rasch in graue Rauch­wol­ken aus pfeff­ri­ger Kohle und Torf abdrif­tend. Ein­schläge von fri­schen, mari­ti­men und kräu­ter­hal­ti­gen Noten durch­bre­chen die Rauch­wand, und fruch­ti­gere Noten von süßer Grape­fruit und Oran­gen­scha­len kom­men dann wie­der zum Vor­schein.
Finish: Ultra­lang – die vor­ge­nann­ten Frucht­no­ten gehen wachs­ar­tig mit Kara­mell und Honig ein­her und klin­gen in Kom­bi­na­tion mit Torf und Asche aus.
Bemer­kung: Ohhhha, was für eine Geschmacks­bombe! Der tau­send­fa­che Dank hier­für geht mal wie­der nach Tai­wan an unse­ren Whisky-Connaisseur Car­los
97 Punkte (Nase: 97 / Geschmack: 97 / Finish: 96)

Black Widow
Expert Senior Black Widow Note
28 Oct 2015 8:49 pm

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

Neptune
Expert Senior Neptune Note
23 Apr 2015 9:36 pm

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

tebond968
Expert Senior tebond968 Note
18 Apr 2015 4:25 pm
tebond968 gave this whisky 99 points

Bowmore 18y 1966, 53%, Samaroli ‘Bouquet’, 720 bottles – Islay – 99/100
Gho, waar begin je met zo’n overweldigende neus? Ik stel voor bij het fruit, want dat is wel erg prominent aanwezig. Het bij een oude Bowmore verwachte tropische fruit, maar ook peer, zo’n goei sappige… ananas (euh, dat is tropisch zeker?), citroen, pompelmoes… een behoorlijk superieure fruitsalade als het ware. En wat naast al dat fruit? Wel, heel wat. Om te beginnen de oh zo geweldige ‘boerderij’ sensaties: subtiele geur van stallen, van hooi, tot de mest toe. Hu, kunnen we dat spreken van fruitsalade met een toefje mest? Soit, zilt ook, wat zoets, rook… en dan mis ik ongetwijfeld nog een groot deel. Onvoorstelbaar complex en vooral intergalactisch lekker. Nu de smaak. Ook hier veel fruit, allerlei citrus (nota voor mezelf: dit kan in het vervolg als ‘agrum’ omschreven worden), naar het einde meer neigend naar (bittere) pompelmoes. Heerlijk. Kamille ook. Peper en zoethout. Schitterende balans tussen zoet en bitter. En zilt. Geweldig lange, intense, fruitige, licht rokerige afdronk. Man man, moeilijk om op zo’n tasting objectief te blijven zoeken naar geur- en smaaksensaties. Dit is dus echt wel hemels.
Maar nu de score. Is deze whisky 100 punten waard? Misschien wel, maar mijn hoogste score tot op vandaag is 97 (voor een Brora en een Ardbeg). Ok, deze ís ook wel nog dat ietsje beter – dit klinkt te eufemistisch, ik bedoel deze is absolute top in whisky – maar meteen de sprong naar de 100 is me wat gewaagd. Indien ik deze Bowmore 100 punten geef, eindigt het hier wel. Dan ontneem ik mezelf immers de hoop ooit nog iets beters te proeven. En neen, die hoop wens ik levend te houden. 99 wordt het dus. Ook niet slecht en by far het beste wat ik ooit in m’n glas heb gehad. Punt. Zucht. Punt.

Laat het een kadotip zijn, ik verjaar op 23 januari. Nu ja, je moet naast erg veel geld ook veel geluk hebben, heb het laatste jaar nergens een fles te koop zien staan. En als er al één te koop zal worden aangeboden, is Dominiek er geheid me aan de haal.

http://onversneden.com/2008/10/29/samaroli-tasting-het-verslag/

 

Johan Van Samang
Expert Senior Johan Van Samang Note
08 Jul 2013 12:41 am
Johan Van Samang gave this whisky 99 points

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

Alex
Expert Senior Alex Note
17 Feb 2013 8:23 am


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

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

 

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