Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Wemyss Malts (Wy)
Bottling serie
Citrus Sizzle
Calculated age
24 years old
Number of bottles
54.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
17 Jun 2017 9:22 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 408.50

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47 × member ratings

48 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1992 Wy

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.16 points

  1. knopfler99 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I was very pleasantly surprised by this Bowmore. It is the ideal combination for a grilled salmon or grilled scampi, salty, smoky, lemony, fresh, dry, great.
    • Nose
      90 90
      From the freshly opened bottle exudes a clear smoke aroma, then in Nosingglas this smoke holds back discreetly. For me he has a surprisingly pleasant nose for fresh lime and green almost immature apple, the prepared grill stands slightly smoking in the background and from time to time the wind blows in my direction.
    • Taste
      91 91
      A soft mouthfeel with clear citrus notes of lemon and lime then a buffle on the tongue, almost like a shower. The smoke should not be taken as such but rather as a smoke flavor. The scampi on the grill are being drizzled with the grilled lemon, drop traps on the embers. Mint can be guessed. Between tongue and palate a pleasant spicy sharpness spreads.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Very dry in the mouth, there is little salivation. With his toasted notes and a light salt note, he says goodbye. Later, after a few minutes, the smoke on the finish becomes stronger again. The empty glass now smells of home-made cold mulled wine, mulled wine spices, cloves.

  2. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Really great. The best Bowmore for me, so far
    • Nose
      immediately lives up to its name. Extremely aromatic citrus notes, especially limes, with grapefruit. Has something very "green", vegetales in itself, like fresh green foliage. Lemongrass. The smoke is clearly mineral, more like a Laphroaig than a quartz Bowmore. Tingles in the nose, sea air, salt water spray and limestone.
    • Taste
      Great. Grilled lemons to fish from the rust, the smoke gets a cooling minty touch. Fresh herbal bed and lime sorbet. Again this calcium-like mineral note. Long, warm (despite the freshness of the taste) and no trace of bitterness.
    • Finish
      fresh pepper and ginger, which give the whisky the necessary spice

  3. Dude1971 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. ASWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    the name is Motto, good to drink
    • Nose
      Citrus with peat crumbs and gauze bandage
    • Taste
      tastes stranger in the mouth more like a Caol Ila
    • Finish
      Chocolate, citrus-orange

  5. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very good Wemys - Bowmore from the ex - bourbon barrel. Nice, sweet, salty, fruity, especially lemon, with vanilla, light mint, little wood and only very light smoke. The alcohol is well integrated. No water necessary. 94 points
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Malinois scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Pure Islay power, the first 2-3 smaal sips are very salty (more then usual). Afterwards it evolves and becomes more complex. The nose is very aggressive but the taste and finish are very very good.

    Take your time to taste this and you will be rewarded! The price (260€) is overrated. Happy to taste this one again, if this is the new 1992 spirit, I'm happy to know what comes in the future. 
    Reading this note it would resemble to Caol Ila, but it isn't. 

    Edit: 45min deep in the dram and there are 2 sips left: the dram is overal more sweet and a tiny bit bourbony. The sample I got was from a fresh opened bottle. I guess when the bottle is open for a time, the sweetness will be more present which will be good. Let's see if I can find a bottle under 200
    • Nose
      Citrus attack! Especially citron with an aggressive seabreeze/salt attack. In the background peat. 

      After a few sips: fresh grassy notes adds. 
    • Taste
      Starts very salted peat, tar, all full bodied. The citron works it's way around it. The taste buts are first shocked by the salt but afterwards a soothy earthy taste in smooth smoke evolves. Reminds me of (older) Longrow in a way. After a few sips, there is a play between: first an higher acidity which get countered by a sweet note. The acidity is with the salt/more lemon play and the sweet side comes with the earthy smoke. Very nice and complex
    • Finish
      The peat changes to smoke with salt an citrus, especially citron. 
      After a few sips: the salt is less and the finish is citrus for a second and then the smooth earthy smoke takes over and lasts for many many minutes. 20 min after tasting it's still there!

  7. Malinois scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Tasted at Spirits In The Sky 2017 12/13

    Very big on citrus indeed! This was one of the latest drams that day, so no score and bought a sample to taste it at home. Made a very good first impression! But a pity of the price: 260€ in BE...

  8. TP-Darknight scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Nose Lush smoke mixed with waxy notes, smoked ham, raclette cheese and herbal tones such as jasmine tea, white wine and sugar beet. Taste Sweet and salty, pickled herring on fresh bread, oily body, melted butter, with a lot of peat in the background. Finish Soft smoke with a little cayenne pepper.

  9. SingleMaltSamples scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Complex Acidity

    It had been quite a few months since I last tried a Bowmore, but this one came highly recommended by several people. One of them even called it ‘his best Bowmore ever’, imagine that! So I went hunting for a sample and here we are. Going to take some time with this one.

    You immediately smell both the peat and the sea, but this is quickly pushed back ever so elegantly by a truckload of citrus fruit with lemon in the lead, followed closely by lime. Fresh and bright, followed with a lot of vanilla and some grass. A very summery Bowmore on the nose.

    Very varied arrival. There is a lot going on here: peat, salt, citrus, cold ashes and some mint. Prawns on the BBQ, sprinkled with fresh lemon juice. Good body, by the way. A bit of pepper and mint offer some zing, while the smoke develops slowly and remains in the background, yet carries the whole if you know what I mean. Complex acidity (oh, come on, Mark, you show-off!). A bitterness from a grape pith towards the end. The whole is quite harmonious.

    The finish is the best part. Very long, slightly drying, with lovely notes of sweet versus salt, the smoke that becomes bigger, clearly stating ‘this is Islay’! For a moment I am reminded of my beloved Caol Ila (they won’t like that at Bowmore, but it’s music to my own ears). Some candied ginger at the death.

    Delicious Bowmore indeed. And if you realize that I am writing these notes on a Saturday morning before breakfast (because the taste buds are still fresh then), you can imagine my day has just been made.


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