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Bowmore 1998 SMWS 3.271

Overall rating
88.29/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
The perfect cure
Vintage
25.09.1998
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
3.271
Number of bottles
150
Strength
57.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Nov 2016 1:34 pm by John Barleycorn
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 97,47

4 × in wishlist

16 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Expert Junior fop
91
Expert Senior MacMenM
90
Member Senior N€!$$
89
Expert Senior Falk Malt
89
Connoisseur thijs100
89
Expert Senior EMalt
89
Expert Senior TheNose
89
Expert Senior erikb
89
Expert Junior Maarten
89
Expert Senior Shane_IL
88
Specialist KayMeertens
88
Specialist Amsterdam
87
Connoisseur MaltMartin
87
Expert Senior FNA-Whisky
87
Expert Senior Heller
86
Connoisseur Fernet Branco
85

8 × in collection

Level Username Collection
Member Senior dberto
1
  • closed
Expert Junior decimator
1
  • open
Expert Senior FNA-Whisky
1
  • empty
Expert Junior hansemalt
1
  • open
Expert Senior lrb85
1
  • closed
Member Senior Surya
1
  • sample
Hidden user
1
  • closed
Hidden user
1
  • closed

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
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0
Taste
0
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0
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0

Tastingtags

5 Notes

Shane_IL
Expert Senior Shane_IL Tasting note
26 Dec 2017 8:39 pm
Shane_IL gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Wood smoke. Tar. Lemon oils. Herbal funk. Slightly aggressive. Creamy vanilla. Wet stones in the sun. Ozone.

Taste

Light, creamy vanilla. Wood. Tropical fruits. Underlying peat. Tobacco. White grape juice. Salt.

Finish

Long. Grape juice. Tropical fruits. Light wood. Light smoke.

Comments

A really lovely Islay malt, quality as always from SMWS. Really a shining example of what Bowmore can be, especially with the fusion of fruit notes and subtle peat.

Tasted as part of the 2017 BTC

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thijs100
Connoisseur thijs100 Tasting note
23 Dec 2017 11:38 am
thijs100 gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Light, fresh and crisp. Lovely sweet fruity notes of peach and apricots, accompanied by sweet cake icing, cookie dough, wet rocks and a crisp smokiness.

Taste

Fruity stuff, with lemon zest, oranges and mango, accompanied by a pinch of salt and a whisper of smoke. A subtle spiciness also, mainly white pepper.

Finish

Peat smoke and tropical fruits. Medium in length.

Comments

Exactly what I look for in a Bowmore, which is subtle Islay peat and a vibrant fruitiness. Lovely!

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KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
22 Dec 2017 11:31 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

Lime, straw, peat and soap.

Taste

Wine gum, peat, straw, grapefruit, pineapple, peach and marshmallow. Something calvados- or cognac-like.

Finish

Wine gum, peat and blood orange.

Comments

A very nice signature Bowmore tasted as part of the Blind Tasting Competition 2017.

Fernet Branco
Connoisseur Fernet Branco Review note
04 Nov 2016 7:15 pm
Fernet Branco gave this whisky 85 points

Last price: 84,80 GBP (Nov 2016)

Weighted Rate
84.8
Nose
86
Initial taste
84
Body
85
Finish
87
Price
84
Presentation
80
John Barleycorn
Connoisseur John Barleycorn Note
04 Nov 2016 2:11 pm

SMWS Tasting Notes

Colour: Polished brass

Flavour Profile: Peated

Sweet and perfumed smoke filled the room like burning lavender and smoked candyfloss shortly followed by clean smoked oysters, scallops in a cream sauce and cured kippers dripping with melted butter. A real treat we thought as our taste buds encountered slow cooked pork with apple sauce, smoked Bavarian cheese on juicy portobello mushrooms and sweet and salty popcorn. The perfect harmony continued as we arrived at peshwari naan bread, blue cheese with walnuts on rye bread and salted toffee. Sea salt and sweet lavender once more on the taste with a delightful effervescent tingle to finish.

Drinking Tip: When seeking the sublime, however be cautious if adding water

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