Bowmore 30th anniversary SLTN

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
30 years old
Number of bottles
51.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Anniversary of Scottish Licensed Trade News
Added on
23 Nov 2016 9:20 am by Dirk
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 30th anniversary SLTN

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.00 points

  1. Dirk scored this whisky 93 points Super Administrator

    Delicate is a very good word here, by times thin and not the punch you would expect with 51.4%. But the juice itself; fruity, salty and tropical but all restrained. It's not expressive in flavor or in the nose. A very, very nice Bowmore that will deliver on the expectations but this is something to spend some time with.

    A dram I would have liked to taste during a sunday afternoon and spent a bit more time with. Now in the company of friends I enjoyed the experience and the ability to try such a rare bottle. 

    A huge honor mrphil, dōmo arigatōgozaimashita

    Re-tasted this in 2017 and have adjusted my rating to 93 points. Very nice and indeed when I took the time in a better setting it really delivered. Now it might also be due to the fact this bottle has been open for 4 months now.

  2. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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  3. Remko did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Quote Whiskyfun.com - November 23, 2016

    Bowmore 30 yo (51.4%, OB, 30th Anniversary of Scottish Licensed Trade News, 3 bottles, 1994)
    No typo, there were three bottles of this altogether, which probably
    makes it the second rarest Bowmore ever, after Giorgio D’Ambrosio’s ‘Jim
    Clark Bowmore’ (1/1). And as this little glory was bottled in 1994, it
    may be some 1964 juice, the year of the coveted ‘Black Bowmores’. Except
    that this very one is much lighter in colour, so, in essence, much more
    interesting than those very pricy sherry bombs. Colour: gold. Nose: of
    course. Mangos in clay, passion fruits in chalk, and potpourri in
    sandalwood. It’s a very delicate old Bowmore, it’s not trumpeting at
    all, and I would even add that it probably remains a little shy and
    fragile for a good ten minutes, before more medicinal and rather antique
    notes start to pop out. Such as old turpentine, or old fur coat,
    natural furniture polish… The 51.4% do not feel at all, you’d think it
    was bottled at 40%. So, let’s call it ‘pretty delicate’. Yet, with
    water: some old abandoned hospital somewhere in northern Scotland. Old
    antiseptics, balms, and an old quince tree somewhere in the yard. Mouth
    (neat): totally close to the officials ‘cream labels with purple
    seagulls’ (1964, 1965…), that is to say all on salty/smoky fruits and
    the jams made thereof. Mangos of course, tamarind, blood oranges… It’s
    not often that salted fruits work, but in old Bowmore, they do. Menthol
    snuff (back in fashion, apparently). With water: water makes the
    saltiness come out more. Salted oranges, linden honey, salted/honeyed
    roasted pecans… Now you may be wondering, is it any good? You bet!
    Finish: reminiscent of some old slightly mentholy Yquems. Not that I’ve
    tasted hundreds of them, most regrettably.  Comments: forgot to ask you
    to call the anti-maltoporn brigade. Because this is superlative whisky,
    totally as expected. It was just curiously delicate given the strength
    on the label. A wee typo, perhaps? SGP:554 - 94 points.


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