Bowmore 1973

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
Stated Age
43 years old
Bourbon Hogsheads
43.2 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Hong Kong SAR China Hong Kong
Added on
14 aug 2017 4:00 pm by Forrest

Average value

€ 8388.24

43 × in wishlist

46 × member ratings

73 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bowmore 1973

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.88 points.

  1. Pizzaboxy scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Price is dropping at the auctions under 3500,- GBP in 2019. Was up to over 7000,- GBP in 2016. Is this worth to buy now?

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  3. Gaija scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Birthday Session 1.8


    The only dram that was not blind in this incredible session. Going after the Ledaig 42yo is almost mission impossible and yet this one displays its refined charms quite well, even if I believe I would have enjoyed it more on its own or at least before the Ledaig.

    This old Bowmore is all about delicacy and subtlety, you can't rush it and if you just expect a tropical fruit debauchery, I suggest you save the big bucks for something else. Splendid fresh red apples on the nose. Some might believe this is a pretty simple note and a not so thrilling one, but when it is so precise and so juicy, it is very enjoyable. Very light veil of smoke and touches of kiwi. Sea air. Then touches of dry blue cheese, so not a fat and exuberant Roquefort, think rather Fourme d'Ambert. It whispers, you got to give it time. Palate is superb, crystalline, light smoke and sea air carry cut red apples and a few raspberries, even touches of melon, and then come some absolutely splendid floral tones on fresh roses but mostly on lilies of the valley, which brings back childhood memories : my mother used to wear Diorissimo.

    Aaah, one could say life doesn't suck right now !

  4. Skywalka scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    I give this a 92 for the unique and lasting tropical aftertaste of lychee, mangosteen and jack fruit, and the aroma of candied pineapple with sweet ripe mango. There's also a nice note of quince jam mid-palate. It's a soft and delicate nose and palate. However, I wanted more intensity in both aroma and flavour, and a clearer development of flavours on the palate.

  5. mdlevitus scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    Serge doesnt seem to like this !!!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Old and Rare 2020. Not the tropical fruit bomb profile of earlier vintages but still a very fruity and complex dram with the right balance of oak, excellent.

  7. zerttbone did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Lady's i also own a bottle , but stop giving personal points for a bottle you never ever will open. just to rise it points for own investments and good feeling.

  8. jjkmlss did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    lol, 36 high ratings without a SINGLE note


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