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11 May 2013

Bowmore 1998 (Chester Whisky)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Bowmore

 

Bowmore 1998 Chester Whisky Co.Bowmore 15 yo 1998 (55,2%, Chester Whisky 2012, refill bourbon hogshead, 242 btl.)

Nose: very pure, with minerals and maritime notes rather than in-your-face peat. Add some lemon candy, sweet apple and ashes rather than actual smoke. A bit of pepper and hints of graphite. Clean and very solid. Mouth: quite powerful and there’s a nice zing to it of citrus (both zesty and sweet). The zesty notes become briney, the sweetness develops into pears and almond paste. Definitely more peat than on the nose. Grows more herbal and bitter over time. Finish: long, clean and peaty. Briney and slightly grassy.

It’s almost superfluous to review these Bowmores from the 1990s. This one is good quality, like almost every other cask from this period. Around € 75.

Score: 87/100

Bowmore 1998 (Chester Whisky) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2013-05-11

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  • Tony: Well the 1401 batch 8 could be found easily in most places for £200 - indeed I got one for £180 with a discount. The £225 price was a bit high and
  • WhiskyNotes: Don't just look at the UK - it's not always representative for the rest of the world. The last 1401 for Europe was batch 8. I bought that one for €
  • Sam: Nicely written notes, not rated this myself yet. Just to confirm, it's nowhere near a 40% price rise though. The last 1401 released in the UK was at

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