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Overall rating
84.70/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
1997
Bottled
03.2009
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
295
Strength
57.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 Jul 2009 2:22 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79,99

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1997 CA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.70 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    For his age quite intense - but not very round - measured by the high alcohol content and age - but almost complacent, the typical Bowmore spice sweetness is hidden behind the barrel notes - the omnipresent bitterness bothers me a little - drinkable but not very tasty
    • Nose
      slightly unusual phenolic smoke for a Bowmore, first a little unpleasant stinking bitterness, later dry oak, spicy oily but light woody notes, typical cinnamon and sugar note with cloves, with some vanilla - it smells best - if you never take the nose any longer - then rise also beautiful sweet bright fruits on
    • Taste
      sweet, sparkling, salty, slightly smoky notes, nice strong vanilla, slight bitter notes come with the oak, mint - almost eucalyptus spreads cooling on the tongue, with some air on the palate spreads fruit notes - apples, some banana, with each The oak becomes more intense, the white pepper is added, the sweetness becomes stronger, the bitterness unfortunately too
    • Finish
      slightly dull, smoky, spicy, slightly tart with some bitterness, oak acuteness, some licorice, warming, slightly alcoholic

  3. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting. Nice and fruity Bowmore!
    • Nose
      Leather, peaty, citrus and very fruity. Oily - fishy and salt. Later some bitter hops. 
    • Taste
      Ashes, fruity and spices - pepper. Peat and liquorice.
    • Finish
      Malty, vanilla, some caramel and ashes.

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Not very recognisable as a Bowmore in my opinion. It doesn't have a lot of that candy sweetness (wine gum / marshmallow) that I find typical in most Bowmores and it isn't overly salty either. Which doesn't mean I don't like it, on the contrary! 85/86.
    • Nose
      Peat, lime, malt, toffee, cheese cake, dark chocolate, straw, sea salt and a little wax. With water some apricot. Towards the end of the bottle ever more toffee and apricot.
    • Taste
      Peat dust, lime, orange, toffee, salt and a slight nuttiness. More malty with water.
    • Finish
      Peat, lime, dark chocolate and toffee.

  5. Willie JJ scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Another fine Bowmore from Cadenhead. Lovely stuff.
    • Nose
      Sea shells, salt, carbolic, sweet crab meat, ozone.
    • Taste
      sweet barley, sugar, lavender and sizzling sausages.
    • Finish
      Long, long and salty.

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