- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
- Bottling serie
- The perfect cure
- Stated Age
- 17 years old
- Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
- Number of bottles
- 57.9 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 04 Nov 2016 1:23 pm by John Barleycorn
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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1998 SMWS 3.271
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.26 points
- BTC 2017 Sample #17
- 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
Wood smoke. Tar. Lemon oils. Herbal funk. Slightly aggressive. Creamy vanilla. Wet stones in the sun. Ozone.
Light, creamy vanilla. Wood. Tropical fruits. Underlying peat. Tobacco. White grape juice. Salt.
Long. Grape juice. Tropical fruits. Light wood. Light smoke.
- Exactly what I look for in a Bowmore, which is subtle Islay peat and a vibrant fruitiness. Lovely!
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.
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.
Peat smoke and tropical fruits. Medium in length.
- A very nice signature Bowmore tasted as part of the Blind Tasting Competition 2017.
Lime, straw, peat and soap.
Wine gum, peat, straw, grapefruit, pineapple, peach and marshmallow. Something calvados- or cognac-like.
Wine gum, peat and blood orange.
- Last price: 84,80 GBP (Nov 2016)
- 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
Drinking Tip: When seeking the sublime, however be cautious
if adding water