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Bowmore whisky reviews

Bowmore distillery
Islay region
Founded in 1779, currently active
Owned by Morrison Bowmore / Suntory
www.bowmore.com

Bowmore 32y 1968 ‘Anniversary edition’ (45,5%, OB 2001, 1860 btl.) – 94/100

Bowmore 37 yo 1968 (43,4%, OB 2006, bourbon oak, 708 btl.) – 92/100

Bowmore 25y 1983 (50%, DL OMC 2008, ref. 4189, 259 btl.) – 60/100

Bowmore 25 yo 1987 (50,2%, Douglas Laing Old Particular 2013, refill hogshead, 234 btl.) – 72/100

Bowmore 21 yo 1989 (48,1%, Nectar of the Daily Drams 2011) – 82/100

Bowmore 21 yo 1989 (46%, The Maltman 2012) – 86/100

Bowmore 21 yo 1989 (51,2%, QV.ID / Whiskysite.nl 2011, bourbon hogshead, 233 btl.) – 88/100

Bowmore 23 yo 1989 (53,1%, The Whisky Agency ‘Fights’ 2012, ex-sherry butt, 341 btl.) – 88/100

Bowmore 14 yo 1991 (59,6%, Scotch Single Malt Circle 2005, cask #575) – 87/100

Bowmore 17 yo 1993 (53,7%, Thosop 2010, bourbon cask 477, 198 btl.) – 90/100

Bowmore 18 yo 1993 (61,6%, The Whisky Exchange ‘Masterpieces’ 2011, American oak hogshead, 195 btl.) – 91/100

Bowmore 16 yo 1993 (59,9%, The Whisky Agency 2010, Perfect Dram IV, bourbon hogshead, 209 btl.) – 88/100

Bowmore 17 yo 1993 (54,6%, Whisky Agency 2010, Perfect Dram VII, 226 btl.) – 87/100

Bowmore 16 yo 1993 (53,5%, Whisky-Fässle 2010, 226 btl.) – 90/100

Bowmore 17 yo 1994 (48,8%, Signatory Vintage for The Nectar Belgium 2011, hogshead #570, 227 btl.) – 82/100

Bowmore 15 yo 1995 (54,1%, The Whisky Agency – Anatomy series 2010, ex-sherry butt, 132 btl.) – 88/100

Bowmore 18 yo 1995 (54,9%, Whisky-Fässle for Malt Monkey 2013, sherry cask) – 90/100

Bowmore 1995 13y (56,4%, SMOS 2008, sherry butt n°419, 627 btl.) – 91/100

Bowmore 17 yo 1996 (52,7%, The Whisky Agency ‘Faces’ 2013, refill bourbon hogshead, 307 btl.) – 91/100

Bowmore 9y 1997 (50%, DL OMC ‘The Cigar Malt’ 2007, 20cl) – 86/100

Bowmore 13 yo 1997 (60,3%, MacBeatha 2010, 4th Edition, 315 btl.) – 86/100

Bowmore 15 yo 1997 (53,8%, The Whiskyman 2012, 189 btl.) – 88/100

Bowmore 14 yo 1997 (51,8%, Whisky-Fässle 2012, bourbon hogshead) – 89/100

Bowmore 15 yo 1997 (53,7%, Whisky-Fässle for Whisky-Freunde Dornstadt 2012, bourbon hogshead) – 89/100

Bowmore 13 yo 1998 (49,7%, Asta Morris 2011, bourbon hogshead AM003, 211 btl.) – 88/100

Bowmore 15 yo 1998 (55,2%, Chester Whisky 2012, refill bourbon hogshead, 242 btl.) – 87/100

Bowmore 15 yo 1998 (52,1%, The Whisky Agency ‘Stamps’ 2013, refill butt, 719 btl.) – 87/100

Bowmore 9yo 1999 (57,1%, OB 2009, Feis Isle 2009, 900 btl.) – 86/100

Bowmore 12 yo 1999 (57,6%, Fulldram 2011, oloroso sherry cask, 190 btl.) – 87/100

Bowmore 8yo 2000 (60,1%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #800267, 215 btl.) – 84/100

Bowmore 10 yo 2000 (52%, Kintra 2010, cask SC003, 60 btl.) – 82/100

Bowmore 9 yo 2001 (46%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams for Germany 2010, bourbon cask) – 84/100

Bowmore 11 yo 2001 (53,6%, Maltbarn 2012, sherry butt, 175 btl.) – 88/100

Bowmore 11 yo 2001 (50,6%, The Whiskyman 2013, bourbon cask, 240 btl.) – 88/100

Bowmore 12 yo 2002 (53,2%, The Whisky Agency 2014, refill hogshead, 348 btl.) – 87/100

Bowmore 10 yo 2003 (53,4%, Whisky-Doris 2013, bourbon cask #20188, 179 btl.) – 88/100

Bowmore 10 yo 2003 (50,2%, Whisky-Fässle 2013, bourbon hogshead) – 87/100

Bowmore 25 yo (53,1%, OB 2010, Feis Ile, 100 btl.) – 68/100

Bowmore 26 yo 1982 (53,4%, Master of Malt 2009, 195 btl.) – 82/100

Bowmore Bw1 (52,9%, Elements of Islay 2012, 50 cl) – 87/100

Bowmore 15 yo ‘Darkest’ (43%, OB 2013) – 80/100

Bowmore Small Batch (40%, OB 2014) – 83/100

Bowmore 10yo Tempest (56,3%, OB 2009, 12.000 btl.) – 88/100

Tasting notes of the new Daily Dram Undercover bottlings:
Undercover n°1 – Lagavulin 14y 1994 (53,1%, Daily Dram 2008, 196 btl.)
Undercover n°2 – Talisker 24y 1984 (51,9%, Daily Dram 2008, 82 btl.)
Undercover n°3 – Ardbeg / Laphroaig / Bowmore vatting (57,5%, Daily Dram 2008, 320 btl.)

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WhiskyNotes - Ruben LuytenThis blog is my personal collection of impressions, written while searching for the ultimate single malt whisky.