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Bowmore 1997 SMWS 3.270

Category Single Malt from Islay, Scotland
Details Details
Distillery
District Islay
Bottler Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Bottling serie Surf ‘n' turf in a camel’s saddle bag
Vintage 09.1997
Bottled 2016
Age 18 years old
Casktype Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber 3.270
Strength 55.8 % Vol.
Number of bottles 594
Size 700 ml
Price 198.60$ 216.47£ 166.82
Uncolored Non-chillfiltered Cask Strength Single Cask Whisky
Added 08 Jul 2016 2:24 pm by Eneloop2009
Dre73 Review note
about a week ago
Dre73 gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
89
Presentation
90
Dre73 Tasting note
about a week ago
Dre73 gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Licht turf, leer, as. Ook zoet, karamel, toffee. Later komt ook een wat ziltige geur opzetten, en ook een zweem van een stallucht (klinkt onaagenamer dan het is) en hooi. Volle geur.

Taste

Salmiak kickje aan het begin, leer, honing, toffee, abrikoos. Volle smaak, later ook weer ietwat ziltig, en nu ook wat tabak.

Finish

Lang. Licht pepertje nu, drogig. Zoet, karamel, honing. Heel licht bittertje, houtinvloeden? Licht rokerig nu ook, wat turf nog.

Comments

Mooie en stevige whisky, met bescheiden turfinvloeden en ook mooie zoete tonen. Geur is al mooi, maar smaak en finish worden steeds iets beter nog. Erg aangenaam.

hfos Review note
about a week ago
hfos gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
85
Presentation
88
Hvdree Review note
about a week ago
Hvdree gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90
Nose
89
Initial taste
91
Body
92
Finish
90
Price
87
Presentation
89
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Ruud6421 Note
less than a year ago

SMWS tasting notes:

Well – an odd nose with odd combinations – ash, embers, treacle on leather, smouldering leaves, honey-coated kippers, toffee Pavlova, Fisherman’s Friends and camel saddle bags were all mentioned. Water brought campfire waffles and maple syrup, donuts and surf and turf savouriness to the mix. On the neat palate, we found barbecued prawns and lobster shells, treacle toffee, ginger cake, leather, prunes, cigars, dark rum, sherry and smoke – rich and slightly challenging for some. The reduced palate was still substantial – coke clinkers, sweet tobacco, marmalade, cinder toffee, yeasty rye bread and ‘fish pie on hob-nobs’. Sherry and smoke lovers will lap it up.

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Overall rating All versions
21 member votes
89.37
Average review ratings All versions
Weighted Rate
89.87
Nose - Aroma
89.00
Initial taste
90.33
Body
91.33
Finish
90.67
Price
87.00
Presentation
89.00
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