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Bowmore 11-year-old

Overall rating
88.14/100
votes
201
Whiskybase ID
WB96780
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Feis Ile Collection 2017
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
A Marriage of Sherry & Wine Casks
Number of bottles
2000
Strength
53.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Distillery Exclusive
Market
sc Scotland
Added on
28 May 2017 10:50 am by rottendon
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 275.24

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201 × member ratings

517 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 11-year-old

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.14 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2017]  I had this dram during the Feis at Bowmore disillery and later during a Feis Ile tasting at Bonn.

    This is very quaffable stuff and a nice dram for christmas time - more of such editions please, Bowmore!
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is tawny and the texture shows just slow legs and tears. The nose is very winey and reminds me of old Ben Nevis from the sixties/early seventies: It owns this adorable "rum pot" profile with raisins, cinnamon, plums, cherries and many more.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste again is very sweet winey with raisins, the Bowmore trademark currants and some spices (peppers, nutmegs, a hint of salt). Water is not needed as the whole dram gets unpleasantly bitter (like so often with heavily sherried whiskies).
    • Finish
      87 87
      The mouthfeel is warming and a little coating (could be more) but slightly astringent from heavy tannins (wine drinkers know this from Bordeaux barrique wines). The finish is sweet and of medium length and gets a little bitter at the end (tannins, but not too bad).

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This is a really nice drinking whisky for a great price! The alcohol is almost unnoticeable, no note dominates or slays. Plus, it's enough to keep you busy for a long time without boredom.
    • Nose
      Color is inbetween Tawny and Brown Sherry but tending more to the darker side

      Dark caramel and roasted aromas immediately. Then noble brandy, pickled fruits, plums, cherries a very tender ethereal note, such as black tea mixed with mint tea, honey-sweetened. Far back some leather and freshly cleaned linoleum. Warms lighter, juicier and, above all, more fruity, almonds or marzipan, cocoa, now also some barrel acid. The smoke is mild and well integrated at all times, in general the nose is very harmonious.
    • Taste
      Starts incredibly mild and soft, a lot of dark honey, but not overly sweet, the power comes slowly, viscous, slightly salty, a nice woody note also develops, towards the back it dries increasingly.
    • Finish
      The finish is warming, further drying, and is also quite long on the tongue.

  3. mudshark scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. EvilAFI scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This is a great balance of wine/sherry and peat, intoxicating nose and palate, short finish that makes you want another sip.... dang
    • Nose
      91 91
      Clean smoke, sweetness, dark and fruity, raisin
    • Taste
      92 92
      Big entry, bold sherry and wine fruits, light pepper, ashy/earthy peat
    • Finish
      89 89
      Wine and sherry sweet fruits linger, but it’s relatively short. Wine gums

  5. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Delicious malt. You could estimate that a few years older. Of course, sherry and wine are already dominant here and this also dampens the smoke a bit, but that fits well and doesn't look fake.
    • Nose
      Yup. There is a lot of sherry and wine involved. Plum jam. Red fruit jelly. With brittle. Black tea. Roasted notes. A little tobacco. The typical Bowmore smoke looks a little dirtier than usual here.
    • Taste
      For the age and the strength of alcohol pleasant to start with and yet powerful. A mix of sweetness and spice. Burnt wine gum. Little forest floor and wine cellar. Floral wood smoke.
    • Finish
      Rotten wood. Dark chocolate with nuts. Herber fruit tea.

  6. Mr. D. scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. SUSPIRIA.FOX scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. EJS scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. EJS scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A pretty sherry board, Interressant it's the age. It tastes and smells old, but it is so strong that it could also have young and a lot of oak. Great whisky, the smoke is subordinate to the sherry board.
    • Nose
      Very spicy, very complex, sherry, rather dry, very spicy oak, some sulfur, a hint of smoke, fruity, cherry, but also some cooked root vegetables. Exciting. Something sweet with water, but not much different.
    • Taste
      In the mouth then quite strong, pepper, sherry, a lot of wood, a slightly musty fruitiness. With water a bit bitter, the oak is quite dominant, a real board.
    • Finish
      Tart, spicy, sherry, oak, slightly sour bitterness, dark chocolate, some tobacco, long. Gentle with water, wood and beautiful sherry notes, some smoke.

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