Overall rating
92.98/100
votes
48
Whiskybase ID
WB9922
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Vintage Collection - Rare Reserve
Vintage
27.02.1968
Bottled
25.08.2000
Stated Age
32 years old
Casktype
Oak Cask
Casknumber
1422
Number of bottles
236
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
00/1091
Added on
19 jul 2009 10:38 pm
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3208.27

11 × in wishlist

48 × member ratings

36 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bowmore 1968 SV

5 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.98 points.

  1. JasonWhiskyWise scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    For me no smoke on the nose, passionfruit, ripe mangos and the oil spray from a grapefruit peel, hessian cloth and a blown out candle aroma on the end of the nose, very gentle on the palate with soft tropical fruit notes.

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Not much smoke, austere fruitiness, grapefruit, very muted tropical fruits, hay, very good but a bit disappointing

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2001]  I had this dram during an Islay charity tasting at Rheinhotel Dreesen. 

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 92,5.  Unfortunately no detailed notes were taken.

    But I noted the results of the charity auction:
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/11079/bowmore-1976-ud = 610 DM (305 Euros)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/16877/bruichladdich-15-year-old = 270 DM (135 Euros)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/11192/caol-ila-1966-gm = 540 DM (270 Euros)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/8341/bowmore-1964-black = 2900 DM (1450 Euros, no one placed a bid at the mininum price of 2900 DM during the first auction round - in a second round with a reduced starting bid it was hammered at this price)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/6201/killyloch-1972-sv = 3500 DM (1750 Euros, no one placed a bid at the mininum price of 2900 DM during the first auction round - in a second round with a reduced starting bid it was hammered at this price)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/7342/ardbeg-1967-sv = 560 DM (280 Euros)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/20157/macallan-195859 = 560 DM (280 Euros)
    - a Macallan distilled 17.10.1988, bottled 22.12.2000 port finish for 400 days in a port quarter cask by Werner Hertwig, Berlin, bottle no. 3 of 30 = 140 DM (70 Euros)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/23694/glen-grant-1965-sv = 670 DM (335 Euros)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/8203/laphroaig-1966-sv = 710 DM (355 Euros)

    The final result of this auction (10.650 Deutschmark or 5.325 Euros) was donated to charity projects on Islay.

  4. Rustamich did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    One of the lightest, least peaty Bowmores I've tasted. Really delightful.
    • Nose
      Sweet (ish) with a peculiarly limp peatiness that has to be searched for. Very odd!
    • Taste
      Light and exceptionally malt-rich at first, salivatingly so. The smoke is no more than a wisp, followed by an absorbing mix of bittersweet spices.
    • Finish
      Soft peppers, chocolate, vanilla and an almost apologetic, yet delicious, hint of peat.

  5. Furtia scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Furtia scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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