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Bowmore- Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Islay
WF Distillery Ranking: Premier Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: Active - Stills: 4 (2 wash, 2 spirit) - Founded: 1779
Address: Bowmore, Islay, Argyll, PA43 &JS - Phone: +44 (0) 1496 810671
Web: www.bowmore.co.uk - More info: Malt Madness  


My favourite expression so far:
Bowmore 18 yo 1966/1984 (53%, Samaroli ‘Bouquet’, 720 bottles)
97 points - Last tasted on February 14, 2006 - Tasting notes here.
Bowmore

General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
<1975: Passion fruits Pepper Peat Oranges Grapefruits Smoke Lemon Jam Chocolate Tangerines
1976-1991: Peat Pepper Smoke Liquorice Lavender Perfumy Oranges Lemon Butter Vanilla
>1992: Fresh Peat White fruits Clean Pepper Tea Maritime Smoke Green


In our opinion: Bowmore is an obvious blue chip and the malts that were distilled in the 1950’s, 1960’s and early 1970’s are all quite superb (ah, the mango!) but a possible change of distillation regime around the end of the 1970’s or early 1980’s until the early 1990’s (it seems) has changed the malt’s profile quite a lot, putting off quite some whisky lovers because of ‘new’ perfumy smells and flavours (lavender, geranium, heady violets) and a loss of phenolic/peaty components. That particular profile could be found in several bottlings, depending on cask selection we guess. Now, we could try many younger Bowmores distilled from, say 1990-1993 on, that were absolutely excellent, closer to the older versions (Bowmore 12 yo ‘dumpy golden label’ for instance), very clean, superbly sharp and phenolic again, which was very good news to us. Except for a few expressions, we think Bowmore is now back in its full glory, which can only please all aficionados. – Oct 30, 2007
What the pros had to say: coming soon...

MM Distillery profile:
The Bowmore distillery on Islay was built in 1779, at least that's the claim made by their marketeers. This would make Bowmore one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland. However, the records from this early period are often relatively vague, so when the first Bowmore was actually distilled is hard to determine with 100% accuracy.... More on Malt Madness.

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Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • 19th Century W&J Mutter Bowmore - 200208
  • Bowmore '100 Degrees Proof' (57.1%, OB, +/-2013) - 090413
  • Bowmore ‘Bowmist’ (70°proof, OB, Sherriff, bottled 1960’s) - 120607
  • Bowmore NAS ‘Ship label’ (43%, OB, Sherriff, EMMEPI Roma, 60’s) - 231204
  • Bowmore NAS ‘Bicentenary’ (43%, OB, wooden box, 1979) - 211212
  • Bowmore ‘Claret’ (56%, OB, 12000 bottles) - 180305
  • Bowmore NAS 'Legend' (43%, OB, +/-1999) - no notes - 76
  • Bowmore ‘Legend’ (40%, OB, 2004 bottling) - 160604
  • Bowmore 'Legend' (40%, OB, 2007) - 220307
  • Bowmore 'Legend' (40%, OB, 2013) - 230114
  • Bowmore 'Darkest' (43%, OB, circa 2002) - 160604
  • Bowmore ‘Dawn’ (51.5%, OB, circa 2004) - 091004
  • Bowmore NAS 'Cask Strength' (56%, OB, +/-2000) - no notes - 65
  • Bowmore NAS ‘Cask Strength’ (56%, OB, 2004) - 150604
  • Bowmore 'Springtide' (54.9%, OB, sherry, +/-2013) - 090413
  • Bowmore 'Feis Ile 2013' (56.5%, OB, bourbon, 1000 bottles) - 230114
  • Bowmore 7 yo (43%, OB, Sherriff, COGIS Milano, 60’s) - 231204
  • Bowmore 8 yo (43%, OB, Sherriff's, pear shape, 1960s) - 280509
  • Bowmore 8 yo (40%, OB, +/-2000, Italy) - no notes - 76
  • Bowmore 10 yo (50%, OB, 1990’s) - 201004
  • Bowmore 10 yo 'Tempest' (56.3%, OB, first fill bourbon, Batch #1, 2009) - 071009
  • Bowmore 10 yo 'Tempest' (56%, OB, first fill bourbon, Batch #2, 2010) - 140911
  • Bowmore 10 yo 'Tempest' (55.6%, OB, first fill bourbon, Batch #3, 2011) - 081111
  • Bowmore 10 yo ‘Tempest’ (55.1%, OB, first fill bourbon, batch #4, 2012) - 011012
  • Bowmore 10 yo 'The Devil's Cask' (56.9%, OB, first fill sherry, 2013) - 021013
  • Bowmore 12 yo (43%, Dumpy Golden Label, 1970’s) - 160604
  • Bowmore 12 yo (43%, OB, early 1990’s?) - 010306
  • Bowmore 12 yo (43%, OB, +/-2000) - no notes - 69
  • Bowmore 12 yo (40%, OB, 2007) - 220307
  • Bowmore 12 yo (40%, OB, +/- 2010) - 120111
  • Bowmore 12 yo (40%, OB, +/-2013) - 230114
  • Bowmore 12 yo ‘Enigma’ (40%, OB, 2005) - 061005
  • Bowmore 15 yo ‘Glasgow Garden Festival’ (40%, OB, ceramic, 1988) - 050608
  • Bowmore 15 yo ‘Mariner’ (43%, OB, circa 2000) - 030506
  • Bowmore 15 yo 'Darkest' (43%, OB, 2007) - 220307
  • Bowmore 15 yo 'Darkest' (43%, OB, +/-2009) - 071009
  • Bowmore 15 yo 'Darkest' (43%, OB, Sherry cask finish, +/- 2010) - 120111
  • Bowmore 15 yo 'Laimrig' (50.3%, OB, Sweden, 4500 bottles) - 150709
  • Bowmore 17yo (43%, OB, silk printed label, 75cl, +/-1995) - 220109
  • Bowmore 17 yo (43%, OB, +/-2000, Cigar Gift Pack, Italy) - no notes - 65
  • Bowmore 18 yo (43%, OB, 2007) - 220307
  • Bowmore 18 yo (43%, OB, +/-2013) - 230114
  • Bowmore 21yo (43%, OB, seagull label, 75cl, +/-1993) - 220109
  • Bowmore 21 yo (43%, OB, +/-2000) - no notes - 88
  • Bowmore 22 yo (43%, OB, Blue ceramic, seagull ) - no notes - 85
  • Bowmore 25 yo (43%, OB, seagull label, 75cl, +/-1993) - 220109
  • Bowmore 25 yo (43%, OB, new circa 2004) - 160604
  • Bowmore 25 yo (43%, OB, 2007) - 280307
  • Bowmore 25 yo (53.1%, OB, Feis Ile 25th Anniversary, 2010, 100 bottles) - 301012
  • Bowmore 25 yo 'Small Batch Release' (43%, OB, +/-2013) - 230114
  • Bowmore 30 yo ‘Seadragon’ (43%, OB) - 131204
  • Bowmore 30 yo ‘Seadragon’ (43%, OB, for the Asian market, last batch) - 180305
  • Bowmore 30 yo (43%, OB, 1,800 bottles, 2006) - 131206
  • Bowmore 40 yo (44.8%, OB, 53 bottles, 2010) - 300910
OB - vintage
  • Bowmore 1955/1974 ‘For 12th September 1974’ (unknown ABV, OB, 100 halves) - 301012
  • Bowmore 1956 (43%, OB for Soffiantino, 1980s) - 201108
  • Bowmore 38 yo 1957 (40.1%, OB, 861 bottles) - 061204
  • Bowmore 30yo 1963/1993 'Anniversary Edition' (50%, OB, 600 bottles) - 150709
  • Bowmore 1964/1979 ‘Bicentenary’ (43%, OB) - 120607
  • Bowmore 'Bicentenary cask strength' (98.8°proof /56.2%, OB for Fecchio & Frassa, Italy, cubic bottle, bottled 1979) - 201108
  • Bowmore 1964 (43%, OB, Soffiantino, +/-1985) - 090413
  • Bowmore 'Black' 1964/1993 (50%, OB, first edition, 2000 bottles) - 220605
  • Bowmore ‘Black’ 1964/1994 (50%, OB, second edition, 2000 bottles) - 191104
  • Bowmore ‘Black’ 1964/1995 (49%, OB, final edition) - 061204
  • Bowmore 37 yo 1964 (49.6%, OB, fino, 300 bottles) - 301104
  • Bowmore 38 yo 1964 (43.2%, OB, bourbon, 300 bottles) - 301104
  • Bowmore 38 yo 1964 (42.9%, OB, oloroso, 300 bottles) - 301104
  • Bowmore ‘Black’ 42 yo 1964/2007 (40.5%, OB, 827 bottles) - 260907
  • Bowmore 43 yo 1964 'White Bowmore' (42.8%, OB, 732 bottles, 2008) - 250908
  • Bowmore 1965 (43%, OB, mid-1980's) - 120607
  • Bowmore 1965 (43%, OB, France, Auxil, typed vintage, late 1980’s) - 260907
  • Bowmore 1965 Full Strength (50%, OB, 1980's) - no notes - 92
  • Bowmore 1968/1977 (59.7%, OB, Feschio & Frassa, sherry cask, cask #222) - 300713
  • Bowmore 25 yo 1968 (43%, OB) - 070206
  • Bowmore 32 yo 1968 ‘Anniversary Edition’ (45.5%, OB, 1860 bottles) - 061204
  • Bowmore 37 yo 1968/2006 (43.4%, OB, bourbon, 708 bottles) - 220906
  • Bowmore 1969/1978 (58%, OB, for Giaconne, Frechio & Frasa Import, sherry, cask #6635, 300 bottles) Our official 7,500th - 221111
  • Bowmore 1969/1979 ‘Bicentenary’ (56.2%, OB, Fecchio & Frassa for Federico Minetti, sherry, cask #322, 300 bottles) - 241012
  • Bowmore 1969/1979 ‘Bicentenary’ (56.2%, OB, Fecchio & Frassa for Federico Minetti, sherry, cask #315, 300 bottles) - 211212
  • Bowmore 25 yo 1969 (43%, OB, seagull label, 75cl, +/-1994) - 220109
  • Bowmore 21 yo 1970 (43%, OB, Auxil, France, 75cl) - 300910
  • Bowmore 34 yo 1971/2005 (51%, OB, sherry, 960 bottles) - 151205
  • Bowmore 1972 (43%, OB, +/-1989) - 010510
  • Bowmore 34 yo 1972/2007 (48.4%, OB, for Globus 100th Anniversary, Switzerland, Hogshead, 100 decanters) - 091207
  • Bowmore 1980/2004 ‘Queen’s Cask’ (52.6%, OB, cask #5777, 236 bottles) - 290405
  • Bowmore 29 yo 1981/2010 (49.6%, OB, Vintage Series, 402 bottles) - 091110
  • Bowmore vintage 1984 (58.8%, OB) - 131204
  • Bowmore 16 yo 1989/2005 (51.8%, OB) - 061005
  • Bowmore 23 yo 1989/2013 'Port Cask Matured' (50.8%, OB) - 021013
  • Bowmore 16 yo 1990/2006 (53.8%, OB, sherry matured) - 220906
  • Bowmore 16 yo 1991/2007 (53.1%, OB, Port matured, 18,000 bottles) - 091207
  • Bowmore 1995 ‘Maltmen’s Selection’ (54.6%, OB, casks #1551-52-53-59-60 +/-2009) - 260312
  • Bowmore 6 yo 1999/2006 (57.4%, OB for Feis Ile 2006, 600 bottles) - 130308
  • Bowmore 9 yo 1999/2009 (57.1%, OB, Feis Isle 2009, 900 Bts., Sherry/ Bourbon/ Wine Cask) - 290509
  • Bowmore 7 yo 2000/2007 ‘Feis Ile 2007’ (57.1%, OB, fresh sherry, 700 bottles) - no notes - 85
Adelphi
  • Bowmore 8 yo 2001/2010 (59.9%, Adelphi, cask #1126, 583 bottles) - 120111
Berry Bros & Rudd
  • Bowmore (?) 1961/1973 (43%, Berry Bros & Rudd for Best Milano) - 230114
  • Bowmore 1989/2004 (53.2%, Berry Bros, casks #1968/1969) - 201004
  • Bowmore 1993/2005 (56.8%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #500061) - 061005
  • Bowmore 1994/2008 (56.3%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #1681) - 041209
  • Bowmore 17 yo 1994/2011 (54.2%, Berry Bros & Rudd for Whisky-E Japan, retro label, cask #1714) - 160412
  • Bowmore 1996/2006 (46%, Berry Bros, 2 casks) - 220906
Blackadder
  • Bowmore 27 yo 1973/2000 (50.2%, Blackadder, cask #3176, 233 bottles) - 130607
  • Bowmore 10 yo 1989/2000 (43%, Blackadder, cask #22525, 175 bottles) - 080305
  • Bowmore 12 yo 1989/2002 (63.3%, Blackadder Raw Cask, cask #22533) - 130304
  • Bowmore 12 yo 1989/2002 (63.2%, Blackadder Raw Cask, cask #22534) - 130304
  • Bowmore 10 yo 1991/2002 (61.2%, Blackadder Raw Cask, cask #15093) - 130304
  • Bowmore 11 yo 1991/2003 (60.7%, Blackadder Raw Cask, refill sherry cask #22535) - 130304
  • Bowmore 16 yo 1997/2013 (56.1%, Riverstown, hogshead, cask #3013-205, 251 bottles) - 230114
Cadenhead
  • Bowmore 10 yo (42.5%, Cadenhead Original Collection, early 90's) - 080305
  • Bowmore 29 yo 1964/1993 (49.4%, Cadenhead's) - no notes - 91
  • Bowmore 11 yo 1979/1990 (58.4%, Cadenhead's) - no notes - 83
  • Bowmore 11 yo 1979/1990 (58.4%, Cadenhead's for Dival di Gabri, 75cl) - 220109
  • Bowmore 16 yo 1984/2001 (60.7%, Cadenhead Auth. Coll., bourbon hogshead, 338 bottles) - 130304
  • Bowmore 14 yo 1991 (56.1%, Cadenhead, 294 bottles) - 240706
Coopers Choice
  • Bowmore 13 yo 1995/2008 (46%, Coopers Choice) - 150310
Dewar Rattray - A.D. Rattray
  • Bowmore 16 yo 1989/2005 (53.4%, Dewar Rattray, sherry cask #1090, 262 bottles) - 220306
  • Bowmore 16 yo 1989/2005 (53.8%, Dewar Rattray, refill sherry, cask #1092) - 151205
  • Bowmore 18 yo 1989/2007 (52.5%, Dewar Rattray for Potstill Vienna, Painter's Edition, cask #7915, 225 bottles) - 220109
  • Bowmore 17 yo 1989/2007 (51.9%, Dewar Rattray, bourbon, cask #7914, 222 bottles) - 120314
  • Bowmore 15 yo 1990/2005 (55.7%, Dewar Rattray, cask #260) - 030506
  • Bowmore 17 yo 1990/2007 (54.1%, Dewar Rattray, cask #261, 202 bottles) - 031208
  • Bowmore 15 yo 1991/2006 (56.5%, Dewar Rattray Cask Collection) - 100507
  • Bowmore 14 yo 1997/2011 (56.6%, A.D. Rattray for Shinanoya, Japan, sherry, cask #900016, 276 bottles) - 260312
  • Bowmore 9 yo 1998/2007 (62.3%, Dewar Rattray, cask #800037, 629 bottles) - 050608
  • Bowmore 8 yo 2000 (46%, A.D. Rattray for Single & Single) - 041209
Douglas Laing
  • Bowmore 35 yo 1966/2001 (44%, DL OMC, 192 bottles)- no notes - 84
  • Bowmore 31 yo 1969/2001 (46.45%, Douglas Laing OMC, 102 bottles) - 110705
  • Bowmore 20 yo 1983 (51.4%, DL for The Vintage House, 258 Bottles) - 060304
  • Bowmore 20 yo 1983/2003 (50%, Douglas Laing, OMC, 318 bottles) - 220109
  • Bowmore 16 yo 1984/2000 (50%, Douglas Laing, OMC, 264 bottles) - 220109
  • Bowmore 25 yo 1987/2012 (56.1%, Douglas Laing, Old & Rare, refill butt, 124 bottles) - 241012
  • Bowmore 14 yo 1988/2003 (50%, DL OMC, DL 910, Sherry finish) - no notes - 88
  • Bowmore 12 yo 1988/2000 (50%, Douglas Laing, Old Malt Cask, sherry, 702 bottles) - 120314
  • Bowmore 10 yo 1989/1999 (50%, Douglas Laing, Old Malt Cask, 402 bottles) - 120314
  • Bowmore 21 yo 1990/2012 (50.4%, Douglas Laing for Helmsdale Tokyo, Christmas Edition, barrel, 244 bottles) - 300713
  • Bowmore 13 yo 1991/2005 (49%, Glen Denny – Hunter Hamilton, cask #HH91/1699, 272 bottles) - 010306
  • Bowmore 13 yo 1992/2005 (46%, McGibbons’ Provenance, Winter distillation, cask #1786) - 080606
  • Bowmore 10 yo 1998/2009 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, 351 bottles) - 280509
  • Bowmore 10 yo 2000/2011 (58.4%, Douglas Laing for LMDW, Old Malt Cask, sherry butt, 516 bottles) - 271011
Dun Eideann
  • Bowmore 1989/2004 (58%, Dun Eideann, cask #6184, 328 bottles) - 210408
Duncan Taylor
  • Bowmore 35 yo 1966/2001 (44%, Douglas Laing OMC, 192 bottles) - 140206
  • Bowmore 36 yo 1966/2002 (42%, Peerless, cask #3311, 158 bottles) - 061204
  • Bowmore 40 yo 1966/2006 (43.4%, Duncan Taylor, cask #3316, 151 bottles) - 051006
  • Bowmore 40 yo 1966/2006 (43.2%, Duncan Taylor, cask #3317, 171 bottles) - 051006
  • Bowmore 34 yo 1968 (41.7%, Peerless, cask #1426) - 130304
  • Bowmore 35 yo 1968/2003 (42.05%, Peerless, cask # 1424, 201 bottles) - 060705
  • Bowmore 37 yo 1968/2005 (42.8%, Duncan Taylor, cask #1429) - 300106
  • Bowmore 37 yo 1968/2006 (40.5%, Duncan Taylor, cask #3822, 145 bottles) - 060606
  • Bowmore 38 yo 1968/2007 (42.7%, Duncan Taylor, cask #3827) - 280307
  • Bowmore 32 yo 1969/2002 (41.20%, Duncan Taylor, Peerless, cask #6087, 234 bottles) - 260312
  • Bowmore 33 yo 1969/2003 (42.5%, Duncan Taylor Peerless, cask #6085, 238 bottles) - 120607
  • Bowmore 36 yo 1969/2005 (42.7%, Peerless, Japan only) - 110705
  • Bowmore 21 yo 1982/2004 (58.8%, Duncan Taylor, cask #85009, 166 bottles) - 030208
  • Bowmore 22 yo 1982/2005 (62.2%, Duncan Taylor, sherry, cask #89545, 157 bottles) - 030208
  • Bowmore 24 yo 1982/2006 (53.2%, Duncan Taylor, cask #85029) - 030208
  • Bowmore 23 yo 1982/2006 (54.7%, Duncan Taylor, sherry, cask #85184, 208 bottles) - 030208
  • Bowmore 25 yo 1982/2008 (50.1%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #85030) - 220109
  • Bowmore 25 yo 1982/2008 (57.1%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #85062) - 220109
  • Bowmore 26 yo 1982/2008 (53.7%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #85032) - 220109
  • Bowmore 26 yo 1982/2009 (52.1%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #85031) - 290909
  • Bowmore 26 yo 1982/2009 (53.5%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #85057) - 290909
  • Bowmore 26 yo 1982/2009 (54.9%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #85064) - 290909
  • Bowmore 26 yo 1982/2009 (53.8%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #85068) - 290909
  • Bowmore 26 yo 1982/2009 (50.4%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #85072) - 290909
  • Bowmore 26 yo 1982/2009 (50.5%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #85162) - 221109
  • Bowmore 27 yo 1982/2009 (50.6%, Duncan Taylor, The Octave, cask #378770) - 150310
  • Bowmore 16 yo 1987/2004 (46%, Whisky Galore, Bourbon cask) - 060304
  • Bowmore 19 yo 1987/2007 (52.1%, Duncan Taylor, cask #18052, 263 bottles) - 120307
  • Bowmore 14 yo 1989 (46%, Whisky Galore) - 130304
  • Bowmore 12 yo 1989/2001 (46%, Duncan Taylor, Whisky Galore) - 120314
  • Bowmore 11 yo 1998/2009 (46%, Duncan Taylor, NC2) - 041209
  • Bowmore 12 yo 1998/2011 (46%, Duncan Taylor, NC2) - 290811
Exclusive Malts
  • Bowmore 10 yo 1998 (52.7%, Exclusive Casks, cask #800034) - 280509
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Distillery No 4, Release No 1 1989/2006 (45%, Gordon & MacPhail Secret Stills, casks #7049-7050, 650 bottles) - 220109
  • Distillery No 4, Release No 2 1989/2006 (45%, Gordon & MacPhail Secret Stills, 610 bottles) - 220906
  • Distillery No 4, Release No 3 1989/2006 (45%, Gordon & MacPhail Secret Stills, sherry hogsheads #7042-7043-7045-7056, 1300 bottles) - 260312
  • Distillery No 4, Release No 4 1989/2007 (45%, Gordon & MacPhail Secret Stills, casks #7058-7059-7052-7054, 1500 bottles) - 220109
Hart Bros
  • Bowmore 31 yo 1957/1988 (40%, Hart Bros) - 260907
  • Bowmore 35 yo 1966/2001 (43.7%, Hart Brothers, Finest Collection) - 241012
  • Bowmore 34 yo 1968/2002 (40.2%, Hart Bros) - 060705
  • Bowmore 15 yo 1989/2004 (46%, Hart Bros) - 230205
  • Bowmore 11 yo 1991/2002 (46%, Hart Bros Finest Collection) - 220306
  • Bowmore 12 yo 1991/2003 (46%, Hart Bros, bottled July 2003) - 130304
Intertrade
  • Bowmore 20yo 1965/1985 (48.5%, Intertrade, sherry, 75cl) - 280712
Jack Wieber Whisky World
  • Bowmore 15 yo 1989/2004, (52%, Jack Wieber, Castle Series, cask #6126, 192 bottles) - 210408
  • Bowmore 15 yo 1990/2005 (54.5%, Jack Wieber Scottish Castles, cask 1175) - 151205
  • Bowmore 13 yo 1995/2008 (46%, Jack Wieber, Castle Collection, cask #2617) - 031208
  • Bowmore 1995/2010 'The Dead Mouse Eater' (62.8%, Jack Wiebers, Wanted Series, 180 bottles) - 100510
  • Bowmore 1995/2011 (53.7%, Jack Wiebers, Wanted, The Loving Brothers, sherry cask, 300 bottles) - 160412
  • Bowmore 11 yo 1997/2008 (53.9%, Jack Wieber, Old Train Line, cask #4731, 384 bottles) - 130308
  • Bowmore 1999/2012 (48.4%, Jack Wiebers, Wanted, The Question Mark Man, refile sherry cask, 180 bottles) - 160412
James MacArthur
  • Bowmore 1984/2000 (60%, James MacArthur, Old Masters) - 220109
  • Bowmore 1989/2003 (57.3%, James MacArthur, cask #1966) - 080606
  • Bowmore 13 yo 1996/2009 (58.8%, James MacArthur, bourbon barrel, cask #960003) - 150310
  • Bowmore 16 yo 1997/2013 (56.3%, James MacArthur, Old Masters, bourbon wood, cask #800203) - 230114
Jean Boyer
  • Bowmore 2001/2007 (43%, Jean Boyer 'Best Casks of Scotland', Sherry casks, 50cl) - 131107
Kingsbury
  • Bowmore 35 yo 1966 (43.7%, Kingsbury, cask #3300, 300 bottles, +/-2001) - 280711
  • Bowmore 25 yo 1973/1998 (46%, Kingsbury, cask #3172) - 220109
Malts of Scotland
  • Bowmore 1989/2011 (51.2%, Malts of Scotland, bourbon hogshead, cask #MoS 11004, 238 bottles) - 120314
  • Bowmore 1995/2009 (56.7%, Malts of Scotland, 'CLUBS', refill sherry butt, cask #113, 316 bottles) - 100510
  • Bowmore 1995/2010 (56.4%, Malts of Scotland, Amazing Casks, cask #177, 222 bottles) - 040411
  • Bowmore 1995/2012 (56.8%, Malts of Scotland, sherry hogshead, cask #MoS 12018, 225 bottles) - 280712
  • Bowmore 1995/2012 (58.9%, Malts of Scotland, sherry hogshead, cask #MoS 12057, 185 bottles) - 210513
  • Bowmore 2000/2010 (58.7%, Malts of Scotland, cask #800266) - 120111
Master of Malt
  • Bowmore 26 yo 1982/2009 (53.4%, Master of Malt, refill sherry hogshead, 195 bottles) - 221109
Moon Import
  • Bowmore 1964/1987 (46%, Moon Import, The Birds 1, Sherry hogshead, cask #1546, 240 bottles) - 081111
  • Bowmore 1996/2011 (46%, Moon Import, cask #1330, 268 bottles) - 230114
Murray McDavid
  • Bowmore 35 yo 1968/2003 (40.6%, MmcD, Celtic Heartland series, 722 bottles) - no notes - 93
  • Bowmore 11 yo 1989/2000 (46%, MMcD, MM3133, Bourbon cask) - no notes - 88
  • Bowmore 14 yo 1991/2005 (46%, Murray McDavid, Guigal Côte-Rôtie, 2500 bottles) - 151205
  • Bowmore 12 yo 1995/2008 (46%, Murray McDavid, bourbon/viognier, 995 bottles) - 031208
  • Bowmore 14 yo 1996/2010 (46%, Murray McDavid, Enhanced in Petrus casks, 1200 bottles) - 040411
  • Bowmore 6 yo 2002/2008 (46%, Murray McDavid for Ermuri Berlin, cask ref 02226, Chateau Margaux Ace’d) - 031208
The Nectar
  • Bowmore 21 yo 1989/2011 (48.1%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams) - 130711
  • Bowmore 15 yo 1995/2010 (46%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams, oloroso butt) - 120111
  • Womb Ore 9 yo 1998/2008 (46%, The Nectar, Daily Dram, 420 bottles, Bowmore) - 210408
Samaroli
  • Bowmore 18 yo 1966/1984 (53%, Samaroli ‘Bouquet’, 720 bottles) - 140206
  • Bowmore 1979/1990 (46%, Duthie for Samaroli, flowers, 480 bottles) - 250711
  • Bowmore 1984/2000 (45%, Samaroli, fino sherry puncheon) - 131204
Scotch Single Malt Circle
  • Bowmore 1976/1989 (60%, McLelland's for Scotch Single Malt Circle, cask #1976/47) - 130607
  • Bowmore 15 yo 1989/2004 (58%, SSMC, Cask #6185, 240 bottles) - 131204
  • Bowmore 1991/2005 (59.6%, Scotch Single Malt Circle, sherry, cask #575) - 100806
Sestante
  • Bowmore 20 yo 1965 (49.1%, G&M for Sestante) - 220605
  • Bowmore 14 yo (40%, Sestante, +/-1992) - 241012
  • Bowmore 14 yo 1971 (57.7%, Sestante, white label, +/-1985) - 260312
  • Bowmore 15 yo 1971 (59.1%, Sestante, crest label) - 220109
  • Bowmore 18 yo 1971 (40%, Sestante) - 080606
  • Bowmore 18 yo 1971 (57.1%, Sestante, crest label, +/-1989) - 150911
  • Bowmore 18 yo 1971 (57.3%, Sestante, crest label, +/-1989) - 260312
  • Bowmore 16 yo 1973 (62.8%, Sestante, +/-1989) - 160412
Signatory
  • Prestonfield House Malt 10 yo (43%, Prestonfield, late 1980’s) - 280307
  • Bowmore 22 yo 1965 (43%, The Prestonfield, cask #47) - 131204
  • Bowmore 31 yo 1968/1999 (44%, Signatory Millenium Edition, cask #5820, 252 bottles) - 060606
  • Bowmore 32 yo 1968/2000 (46%, Signatory, oak cask #1422, 236 bottles) - 160604
  • Bowmore 33 yo 1968/2001 (46.2%, Signatory, cask #1431, 218 bottles) - 070206
  • Bowmore 34 yo 1970/2005 (56.6%, Signatory Cask Strength, sherry butt #4689, 287 bottles) - 061005
  • Bowmore 35 yo 1970/2006 (52.1%, Signatory for Waldhaus am See Hotel, Switzerland, cask #4691, 304 bottles) - 131206
  • Bowmore 35 yo 1970/2006 (51.3%, Signatory, Sheriff oloroso butt, cask #4687, 440 bottles) - 140911
  • Bowmore 16 yo 1972 (43%, The Prestonfield, cask #1036/1039) - 131204
  • Bowmore 30 yo 1972/2002 (50.3%, Signatory, cask #928, 192 bottles) - 241006
  • Bowmore 36 yo 1972/2008 (48.8%, The Prestonfield for LMDW, cask #3881, 565 bottles) - 250908
  • Bowmore 36 yo 1972/2008 (45.4%, Signatory, Sherry Butt #3890, 540 bottles) - 221109
  • Bowmore 36 yo 1972/2009 (44.6%, Signatory for Waldhaus am See, cask #3889, 470 bottles) - 010510
  • Bowmore 20 yo 1976/1996 (53.6%, Signatory, cask #3547, 275 bottles) - 130607
  • Bowmore 24 yo 1980/2005 (51.4%, Signatory for Vinothek St. Stephan Vienna, cask #8056, 208 bottles) - 120307
  • Bowmore 28 yo 1980/2008 (45.9%, Signatory, cask #7844+8045, bourbon barrels, 325 bottles) - 150310
  • Bowmore 22 yo 1982/2004 (51%, Signatory, cask #1314, 162 bottles) - 030208
  • Bowmore 23 yo 1985/2009 (54.4%, Signatory, hogshead, cask #32203, 234 bottles) - 221109
  • Bowmore 12 yo 1989/2001 (46%, Signatory Un-Chillfiltered Collection) - no notes - 88
  • Bowmore 12 yo 1989/2002 (46%, Signatory, cask #20938, distilled 06/’89) - 210408
  • Bowmore 13 yo 1989/2002 (46%, Signatory UCF, cask #20942, 402 b.) - 160604
  • Bowmore 15 yo 1989/2004 (46%, Signatory for LMW, cask #6186, La Preceptorie finish) - 131204
  • Bowmore 16 yo 1990/2007 (46%, Signatory UCF, casks #631+32, 669 bottles) - 131107
  • Bowmore 19 yo 1990/2009 (46%, Signatory, UCF, hogshead, casks #649+650, 719 bottles) - 041209
  • Bowmore 20 yo 1990/2010 (50.7%, The Prestonfield for LMdW, hogshead, cask #1065, 294 bottles) - 091110
  • Bowmore 10 yo 1992/2003 (54.2%, Cask Sample series, Btl. Sep 1st) - no notes - 70
  • Bowmore 16 yo 1994/2011 (46%, Signatory, Un-chillfiltered Collection, hogshead, cask #565+567, 773 bottles) - 020811
  • Bowmore 11 yo 1998/2010 (46%, Signatory Vintage for LMdW, sherry butt, cask #800191, 756 bottles) - 091110
  • Bowmore 1999/2013 (56.5%, Signatory Vintage for Le Gus’t, France, barrel, cask #800293, 236 bottles) - 250613
  • Bowmore 13 yo 2000/2013 (54.1%, Signatory Vintage for Whisky Live Paris 10th Anniversary, hogshead, cask #1429, 286 bottles) - 021013
Silver Seal
  • Bowmore 21 yo 1989/2011 (46%, Silver Seal) - 300713
  • Bowmore 16 yo 1995/2011 (54%, Silver Seal) - 260312
Single Malts of Scotland - The Whisky Exchange
  • BW1 (52.9%, Specialty Drinks, Elements of Islay, 2012) - 011012
  • Bw3 (51.6%, Speciality Drinks Ltd, Elements of Islay, 2013) - 120314
  • Bowmore 21 yo 1985/2007 (59%, The Single Malts of Scotland, cask #34027, 259 bottles) - 131107
  • Bowmore 18 yo 1993/2011 (61.6%, The Whisky Exchange, Masterpieces, 195 bottles) - 260312
  • Bowmore 11 yo 1995/2006 (60.9%, The Single Malts of Scotland, 195 bottles) - 100208
  • Bowmore 13 yo 1995/2008 (56.4%, The Single Malts of Scotland, sherry butt, cask #419, 627 bottles) - 311208
SMWS
  • Bowmore 17 yo 1976/1994 (52.9%, SMWS, 3.18) - 131204
  • Bowmore 1976/1994 (51.4%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, #3.22) - 230114
  • Bowmore 9 yo 1989/1998 (59.3%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, 3.48, distilled 05/'89) - 210408
  • Bowmore 14 yo 1989/2003 (58.9%, SMWS, 3.88) - 131204
  • Bowmore 15 yo 1989/2005 (55.1%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, 3.104, 'Slow motion Islay', distilled 05/'89) - 210408
  • Bowmore 15 yo 1990 (58.70%, SMWS, 3.112, 144 bottles) - 030506
  • Bowmore 11 yo 1992/2004 (61.2%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society 3.92, 624 bottles) - 031105
  • Bowmore 11 yo 1999/2010 (58.1%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, #3.168, first fill sherry butt, ‘After Dark’, 269 bottles) - 150911
Taste Still - M&H
  • Bowmore 1968/2006 (41.5%, The Taste Still, cask #3823, 144 bottles, Belgium) - 241006
  • Bowmore 1982/2006 (54.7%, Taste Still Selection, cask #85027, 207 bottles) - 120307
Whisky-Doris
  • Bowmore 16 yo 1990/2007 (58.4%, Whisky-Doris) - 100507
  • Bowmore 13 yo 1994 (46%, Whisky-Doris The Dram, 119 bottles) - 100208
  • Bowmore 1995/2005 (57.2%, Whisky-Doris, bourbon cask) - 031105
  • Bowmore 10 yo 2003/2013 (53.4%, Whisky-Doris, cask #20188, 179 bottles) - 120314
The Whisky Fair - The Whisky Agency etc
  • Bowmore 35 yo 1968/2004 (40.5%, The Whisky Fair, bourbon hogshead #3818, 150 bottles) - 300106
  • Bowmore 20 yo 1989/2010 (51%, The Whisky Fair, joint bottling with Three Rivers Tokyo, bourbon hogshead, 175 bottles) - 130711
  • Bowmore 22 yo 1989/2011 (50.1%, The Whisky Agency, Liquid Library, bourbon hogshead) - 271011
  • Bowmore 22 yo 1989/2011 (43.9%, The Whisky Agency, Private Stock, bourbon) - 120314
  • Bowmore 23 yo 1989/2012 (53.1%, The Whisky Agency, sherry butt, 341 bottles) - 241112
  • Bowmore 23 yo 1989/2013 (52%, The Whisky Agency and Three Rivers Tokyo, refill butt, 300 bottles) - 230114
  • Bowmore 16 yo 1993/2010 (59.9%, The Perfect Dram, bourbon hogshead, 209 bottles) - 100510
  • Bowmore 15 yo 1995/2010 (51.8%, The Whisky Agency For Nantes Whisky Club, Oloroso Sherry, 84 bottles) - 040411
  • Bowmore 15 yo 1995/2010 (54.1%, The Whisky Agency, sherry butt, 132 bottles) - 221111
  • Bowmore 17 yo 1996/2013 (52.7%, The Whisky Agency, hogshead, 307 bottles) - 210513
  • Bowmore 15 yo 1997/2012 (53.9%, The Whisky Agency, bourbon barrel, 228 bottles) - 011012
  • Bowmore 15 yo 1997/2013 (52.5%, The Whisky Agency, The Perfect Dram, barrel, 153 bottles) - 210513
  • Bowmore 9 yo 1998/2008 (58.1%, Villa Konthor Limburg, Germany) - 050608
  • Bowmore 9 yo 1998/2008 (46%, The Whisky Agency, 90 bottles) - 050608
  • Bowmore 10 yo 1998/2008 (46%, The Whisky Agency's Liquid Library, refill sherry wood) - 041209
  • Bowmore 10 yo 1998/2009 (59.8%, The Whisky Fair, bourbon hogshead, 266 bottles) - 150709
  • Bowmore 11 yo 2001/2012 (46.9%, Sansibar, 263 bottles) - 300713
  • Bowmore 12 yo 2001/2013 (52.9%, The Whisky Agency, Liquid Library, refill butt, 484 bottles) - 210513
Wilson & Morgan
  • Bowmore 18 yo 1975/1993 (46%, Wilson & Morgan Barrel Selection) - 220109
  • Bowmore 22 yo 1990/2013 (46.8%, Wilson & Morgan, PX sherry finish, casks #3321-3350) - 230114
  • Bowmore 16 yo 1991/2008 (59.3%, Wilson & Morgan Barrel Selection, Port finish, casks #15058/15059) - 311208
  • Bowmore 1993/2004 Extra Strength (50%, Wilson & Morgan) - 201004
  • Bowmore 1995/2009 (46%, Wilson & Morgan Barrel Selection, Sherry finish) - 041209
Various IB
  • Bowmore 10 yo (40%, Culinara, +/-2000) - no notes - 75
  • Largiemeanoch 12 yo 1967 (54.2%, Howgate Wine Co., Bowmore, casks #2655/6/7, +/- 1979) - 150709
  • Bowmore 23 yo 1972/1995 (54.7%, The Whisky Connoisseur, Cask Master Selection No.2, cask #909) - 300713
  • Largiemeanoch 19 yo 1973 (52.2%, The Whisky Connoisseur, cask #3168, Bowmore, +/-1992) - 220109
  • Bowmore 1974/2012 (51.8%, La Maison du Whisky, Artist#2, cask #3841, 150 bottles) - 011012
  • Bowmore 1976/2000 (55.3%, Lateltin Lanz for Waldhaus am See St. Moritz, Switzerland, 100cl) - 091207
  • Bowmore 15 yo 1981/1996 (57.7%, Glenhaven, USA) - 240706
  • Bowmore 17 yo 1987/2004 (55.9%, MacMalt, bourbon cask #301, 180 bottles) - 220109
  • Bowmore 21 yo 1989/2011 (51.2%, QV.ID/Whiskysite.nl, bourbon hogshead, 96/134 bottles) - 311011
  • Bowmore 8 yo 1990/1999 (56.5%, The Whisky House – Donato, Italy, cask #3409) - 010306
  • Bowmore 15 yo 1990/2006 (53.1%, Spirit Safe & Cask, Hogshead #3351, 270 bottles) - 240706
  • Bowmore 12 yo 1991 ‘Baffo Forever Edition No.2’ (46%, Whiskyauction, 311 bottles) - 100806
  • Bowmore 15 yo 1991/2006 'The Blacksmith's Bottling' (57.7%, Queen of the Moorlands, Rare Cask, 199 bottles) - 260312
  • Bowmore 18 yo 1991/2009 (46%, The Whisky Castle, cask #2058) - 140910
  • Bowmore 10 yo 1992/2002 (46%, McNeill’s Choice) - 230205
  • Lochindaal (Bowmore) 1992/2002 (56%, Aflodal, cask #3740, 310 bottles) - 230205
  • Bowmore 1993 (44%, Strathblair Collection, 2004) - 220306
  • Bowmore 16 yo 1993/2010 (53.5%, Whisky-Fässle, bourbon hogshead) - 140910
  • Bowmore 14 yo 1994/2008 (57.2%, Whisky Tales, cask #12014, 94 bottles) - 150310
  • Bowmore 15 yo 1995/2010 (51.8%, Whisky-Fässle for Whiskyfest Biberach, oloroso) - 040411
  • Bowmore 13 yo 1996/2010 (46%, Mo Or Collection, bourbon hogshead, cask #6464, 360 bottles) - 160412
  • Bowmore 16 yo 1996/2013 (57.1%, Alexander, SwissLink 6, refill bourbon hogshead) - 090413
  • Bowmore 16 yo 1996/2013 (52.7%, The First Editions, refill bourbon hogshead, 70 bottles) - 090413
  • Bowmore 10 yo 1997/2008 (46%, Whisky-Fässle, bourbon cask) - 150310
  • Bowmore 14 yo 1997/2012 (53.6%, Glen Fahrn Germany, cask #800208, 101 bottles) - 160412
  • Bowmore 14 yo 1997/2012 (51.8%, Whisky-Fässle, Duck Edition, bourbon hogshead) - 260312
  • Bowmore 15 yo 1997/2012 (53.7%, Whisky-Fässle, bourbon hogshead) - 090413
  • Bowmore 10 yo 1998/2008 (53.4%, World Liquor Brutus, Japan, refill butt, Cask #800034, 353 bottles) - 100510
  • Bowmore 14 yo 1998/2012 (50.9%, The Whisky Cask, bourbon barrel) - 210513
  • Bowmore 1999/2005 'Young Peaty Islay 3rd batch' (61.5%, Royal Mile Whiskies, 308 bottles) - 061005
  • Bowmore 11 yo 2001/2012 (53.6%, Maltbarn, sherry, 175 bottles) - 210513
  • Bowmore 2002/2013 (57.1%, Svenska Eldvatten, bourbon hogshead, cask #85456) - 250613
  • Bowmore 10 yo 2003/2013 (50.2%, Whisky-Fässle, bourbon hogshead) - 120314
 
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