- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Islay Pure Malt
- Sherry Casks
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- old seagull label
- Bottled for
- Importatore: P. Soffiantino & Co. Genova
- Added on
- 27 Feb 2017 7:20 pm by Carpe Diem
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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1956
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.97 points
- Best bowmore so far. together with Golf Decanter 1964
- Old style Bowmore: less dominated by fruits yet more peaty and beautifully subtle. Like some other old Bowmores: could be just slightly more abv powered.
Refined peaty and phenolic poem, variety of herbs, spices, teas, subtle salty vegetables, and very old treasurous smoke and peat..
extremely coherent and consistent with nose.
Lacks some abv but exceptional balance on each layer is just mindblowing!
Whatever You focus on, it's harmonious, elegant, classy, old style, really sophisticated. Subtle fruits with such a perfect peaty sweetness, and smoky salt-candied - long - aftertaste. Beautuful!!
- Very fruity zesty peaty and elegant but not as tropical as I would have expected, still a brilliant dram
Gunpowder and smoke, lemon and tomato, lychee, fresh and immersive. Huge musk, lemon and fresh cream. Not so tropical as expected.
Floral, peaches, Jasmine tea, oily, light woodiness, papaya and herbs, lemon, mango, passion fruits, more like a tropical fruit bomb now.
Medium, rosemary? Very herbal, light smoke.
- http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=97 Color: full gold Nose: Juicy fruits, red and black berries wrapped in soft smoke. Oranges and melons with maritime salt, red peppercorns and a spicy smell of stables, as well as notes of freshly dug earth and wet leather. Very complex and absolutely balanced. Taste: Spicy creamy sherry with soft peat flavors . Again slightly "farmy" smoky and getting salty. Sweet marmelade-like fruit notes of blackberries, elderberries, some lemon and fresh mint are complemented by delicious forest honey. With plenty of salt and pepper, it goes to the finish Finish: Very long - tobacco, leather, some vanilla and dried orange slices. Always spicy and bitter with ingenious nut flavors, dry peat and phenolic smoke. A light fruitiness of black fruits and berries accompanies the palate to the end. Note: This finish will hardly be surpassed by other 43% malts - fantastic! 96 points N: 94P / G: 96P / A: 97P
- Subtle smoky, complex, elegant - this is old school - Great!
Grapefruits, green fruits, hints of vegetables, some notes of toffee and oak wood, sea breeze, salty, whiffs of peat and smoke - definitely an old style Bowmore
Very oily, creamy, mellow, little salty, some peat and smoke, hints of exotic fruits and citrus fruits coming up, grapefruits again, papaya, carambola, subtle sweetness, hints of espresso and old books - very complex
Medium long and warm, little zesty but still smooth and more fruity in the end
Bowmore 1956 (43%, OB for Soffiantino, 1980s) No need to introduce this series I guess, it put together many of the best malts ever distilled and bottled by man in our opinion. Colour: gold. Nose: otherworldly. Look, let’s keep this short and sweet: it’s a class of its own, different from the Bowmores from the 1960s in the sense that the latter were fruitier and less peaty, whilst this displays the most exceptional combination of peat smoke and tropical fruits (mostly citrus this time). A S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G. combo. Mouth: this is why we’re into whisky. Grapefruits, spearmint, peat, lemon marmalade, angelica, woodruff, high-end walnut liqueur, 3,765 different spices, 4,623 different fruits, 7,598 different ‘phenolic’ aromas… Well, I’m sure you get the picture. Finish: does ‘the peacock’s tail’ several times in a row, like the greatest old wines, the most wonderful peatiness being a permanent feature. Comments: we had always thought that straight peat did not stand long ageing – including bottle ageing – but this is an example of a very old whisky (a 30+20, that is to say 30 years in wood plus 20 years in glass) that kept all of its peatiness. Drawback: this makes many recent whiskies taste a tad, say ridiculous and pretentious. SGP:666 (devilish indeed) - 96 Points.