Category Archives: Bowmore

Bowmore 17, 2003-2021, Barrel 81, 57.8% – The Single Malts of Scotland

Some distilleries have great years (Caperdonich 1972, BenRiach 1976, Port Ellen 1978, Clynelish 1995, and so on). However, very few distilleries have bad years. For example, Bowmore is pretty shit if it was distilled in the 1980s, generally. An overwhelming … Continue reading

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The best of 2021

Apart from looking back, using hindsight to evaluate what happened on a more generic level, there was of course a lot of booze last year. In The Netherlands bottle-shops are in the same legal category as supermarkets and other foodstuff … Continue reading

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Bowmore 20, 1997-2018, Refill Sherry cask 2414, 56.3% – Adelphi

Adelphi still is a bottler that generally puts out high quality whiskies. I do think success is not as guaranteed as it was a decade ago, but they’re still way above average. Of course, prices are way above average too, … Continue reading

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Bowmore 17, 2002-2020, 1st Fill Oloroso Hogshead TWB1010, 54.6% – The Whisky Barrel

I have no idea how someone would come up to bottle a cask of Islay whisky to commemorate the 51st anniversary of the moonlanding, but I’m glad they did. With this being a 2002 vintage, I think this is more-or-less … Continue reading

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Bowmore Tempest II, 10yo, First Fill Bourbon casks, 56%

It’s no secret that I love Bowmore. It’s one of those distilleries that I enjoy from the young to the old releases, although most older releases are way out of my league. What I also love(d) are the series they … Continue reading

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Bowmore 100 Degrees Proof, 57.1%

This ‘small batch release’, which isn’t a very small batch at all, was done in 2012 for travel retail. I managed to pick up a bottle at some point, but it’s been so long that I don’t recall where I … Continue reading

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Bowmore 1996-2010, 14yo, 59.7% – Braunstein, DFDS Embassy Collection

Yet another Bowmore from the mid-nineties! Generally, as I have waxed about recently, I love these bourbon casks trips down memory lane. This one was bottled 10 years ago, by Braunstein, but the cask was chosen by people from DFDS, … Continue reading

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Bowmore 1995-2012, 16yo, 54.4% – Adelphi

If there are any regulars and they’ve read some earlier posts on Bowmores from the mid-nineties, they probably know I really love these vintages. 1993 is always the much laureled vintage, but I generally prefer 1995 and 1996 for a … Continue reading

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Bowmore 2000-2014, 54.4% – Signatory Vintage for The Whisky Exchange

I really was happy with all these 2000 Bowmores. It started with a slew of them around 2009 from Berry Brother’s & Rudd. Then, a few years later this one came out, and if I remember correctly there were a … Continue reading

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Bowmore, 56.1% – OB for Feis Ile 2014

Mostly, when a Feis Ile bottling comes out, there are ways of identifying it apart from the release for the festival. Lagavulin generally has an age, Ardbeg had some ridiculous theme, Laphroaig has a Cairdeas edition and so on. Bowmore … Continue reading

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