Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Stated Age
36 years old
Fresh Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
45.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
25 jun 2009 6:07 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2119.00

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87 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Bowmore 1972 SV

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.92 points.

  1. MaltHaus scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    This bottling openly invites you to discover its passionate love affair with sherry, right from the very first aroma to the last drop of the dram. Hugely expressive, it makes no hesitation in leaving this masterpiece to fully dedicate to itself.
    • Nose
      95 95
      A complexity that commands true respect, the aroma palate is just like a masterpiece of classical music. At first, it introduces dark fruits of plum, prune, date, cherry and exotic fruits of very ripe mango, passion fruit. The second, it reveals notes of leather, oily, earthy, floral notes of violet and honeysuckle. The third play unfold lots of dried fruits of walnut, almond, fig and noble spices of cinnamon, cardamon, nutmeg and clove. Lastly, the fourth act introduces to a very subtle peat covered in sea spray and salt. Allowed it to breath for 30 minutes and with drops of water added, more exotic fruits appears alongside with dark fruits, and by now it becomes resinous (liquorice, pine) together with the scent of dried roses. Next, pepper, old furniture, sherry wood, dark chocolate, toasted bread and a gentle note of peat fill a setting full of spirituality.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Rich, dense and silky on arrival. Bursting with fruits (orange, nectarine, fig, date, prune), spices (clove, nutmeg) and increasingly vanilla notes at the very first sip is so harmonious. A little while after, mango and dark chocolate appear, further enhance the profoundly fruity character. Gradually, a very fine note of peat then embellish the mid palate. This creates a very pleasant, lovely sensation of earthy silkiness. At the end of palate, red and black fruits arrive in a grand finale. With water: succulent notes of rose petal, Turkish delight and more spices emerged, and then it brings out a lot of tone and it has become considerably sleeker.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long. Warm and silky. Chocolate, mango, cherry liquor, beeswax and toffee fill a luxury, bright and impressive finish. It escape to collect more lingering notes of dark fruits, woody but not drying and honeycomb. The retro nasal now returns to a red and dark fruit territory with notes of cocoa bean. The empty glass is a variety of exotic fruits, spiced, aniseed and whiff of smoke taking turns to sparkle each other.

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  3. Seanzhang scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. Moglue scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    The best Bowmore I've ever had
    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      97 97

  5. Holle525 scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    The best Bowmore I ever had.
    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      97 97

  6. K C Wong scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  7. -sAxo- scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. wbarchive_618617 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    very complex, harmonic whisky with a barely ending echoes. Great Cinema 94 points
    • Nose
      Flower meadow, salt air, shoe polish, candied red apple, baked fruit, peat, a little Liebstöckl, anise, camphor
    • Taste
      soft, camphor, peat, sherry, prune, sweet and spicy
    • Finish
      medium-long, spicy, brown fruit, hardly any wood

  9. Thematzie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Whiskyauction 2013-11:  426,- €

  10. m884 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic nose and very fruity all around, the oloroso (I think) sherry isn`t overly dominant but still very present. 
    • Nose
      New car, oak, leather, dry sherry, red currant cake, a tad smoke, cooked raspberry, all in all relatively dry
    • Taste
      Fruity, red currant, peat, smoke, again cooked raspberry
    • Finish
      Very fruity, smoke, peat, tropical fruits, long, a bit oak with light tanins

  11. Hubertchen scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    the previous note from ASWhisky perfectly matches my own impressions. Nothing to add except that I also found some slightly sulphury notes that were well embedded in the smoke - reminding me at some sylvester fireworks. Great whisky! 

  12. ASWhisky scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    the nose is delicious
    but typical of Bowmore style - relatively one-dimensional
    strong but few aromas
    This continues in the mouth, but slightly dominated by wood
    the finish is very pleasant, long and exciting yes! I was in heaven
    1st course, 2nd nose, 3rd mouth
    • Nose
      so dark its color, so dense is its aroma ...
      like an old barrel with Paxarette
      Plum with spices
      Japanese plum wine over caramel pudding
      As beautiful as it smells, so much would you like to drink it
    • Taste
      for a moment there is a sweet dark plum on your tongue
      then the old barrel opens and leaves tenderly bitter wood notes
      about your tongue in your mouth
      light peat smoke
      a splash of citrus
      Slowly some paxarette comes loose from the wood
    • Finish
      pleasant and long
      fruity moist wood
      Marbled with fine bitterness and delicate sweetness
      soft fruity peat smoke
      In the end you will feel a caramelized dark ripe plum


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