Bowmore 16 years 2003 - 2020 #11697

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Bowmore 16 years 2003 - 2020 #11697
  • Bowmore 16 years 2003 - 2020 #11697
  • Bowmore 16 years 2003 - 2020 #11697

Bowmore 16 years 2003 - 2020 #11697

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

BottlerThe Character of Islay Whisky Company
Distillery / brandBowmore
RangeThe Stories of Wind & Wave
CountryScotland
RegionIslay
Content Size0.7 liter
Alc/vol55.2%
Age16 years
Distilled2003
Bottled2020
Cask number11697
Cask typeRefill Bourbon Barrel
Flavour ProfilesLightly to medium peated
EAN5052598218676
€ 317,95

€ 262,77 (excl. vat)

Only one available

Tasting Notes by Serge Valentin: 91 points (Whiskyfun.com)

Colour: white wine.

Nose: rather more medicinal than other recent Bowmores, more on flints as well, coal, old stove, metal polish old toolbox, ashes… I do find this nose very classy this far – well I have to, as the price lies north of 350€. But we never taste price tags… With water: oh, shoe polish and the engine of an old Jaguar! That inline 6-cylinder dual overhead camshaft stuff, for example.

Mouth (neat): nah, this is brilliant I’m afraid. I’d have loved to slam it (given the price) but let’s be honest, it’s perfect. Waxes, kippers, touches of incense, mangos, ashes, oysters, seawater, marzipan, plasticine… etcetera. With water: grand! Passion fruits and fresh mint coming out. Camphor and eucalyptus too. Even more seawater. Finish: rather long and stunningly briny. A little barley syrup in the aftertaste.

Comments: some superlative middle-aged Bowmore that you won’t find within the official range, I’m afraid. Why is another question, but kudos to the actual distillers!

Bowmore 16 years 2003 - 2020 #11697

Bowmore 16 years 2003 - 2020 #11697

€ 317,95

€ 262,77 (excl. vat)

In stock