Bowmore 1988

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage Edition
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Casks
47.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Global Traveller Exclusive
Added on
30 Jun 2017 3:04 pm by Astrid

Average value

€ 397.89

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60 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1988

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.40 points

  1. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      fine and slightly floral, light fruitiness with a little lemon, oak, vanilla and a hint of smoke. Appears delicate and light.
    • Taste
      92 92
      small approach, aromatic, slightly floral and sweet. Then it continues with fine barrel notes, aromas of different woods, spices, espresso, delicately tart oak / chocolate. The smoke is aromatic and comes out pretty well at the end. + H2O: softer and without starting with the impressions gained previously, a hint of perfume and with less tart oak notes. Very tasty!
    • Finish
      90 90
      Initially with a hint of espresso and delicate oak / chocolate, a hint of lemon, some smoke and ash. At the end it fades away slightly malty.

  2. Dottore scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The typical Bowmore smoke floats in the nose. Behind it soap-flowery. Rose water a little violet, yes, is still a typical 80s representative of the Bowmorerange, you have to like that. But to his honor rescue - it is not too obtrusive. A nutty malty knows to please.
    Also soapy in the mouth, but then goes in a nice spicy sweetness, a little cinnamon, a little coconut, then it gets bitter with dark chocolate, maybe coffee. The smoke remains discreet in the mouth.
    In the finish long, rather bitter but paired with a slight sweetness and this soapy tone I like that really well.
    Conclusion: beautiful 80s Bowmore with the typical soapy basic profile. Of course you have to like that, I like it. Good drinking strength. 89 points today

  3. zerttbone scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      94 94


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