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Bowmore 1957 / 1990 Moon Import 40% vs Bowmore Jug 1955 / 1974 ‘Specially bottled for 12th September 1974’ ceramic decanter

Bowmore 1957 / 1990 Moon Import 40% Any doubts can be put to rest, this is one of the finest Bowmores anyone can be fortunate enough to try, nevermind the … Continue reading

July 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bowmore 35 yo 1968 / 2003 Duncan Taylor #1426 vs Bowmore 40 yo 1968 / 2008 Duncan Taylor #3824 42.3%

And with this post, I will begin transitioning posts to Instagram, under the handle ‘whiskyrific’. Thank you all who have checked back on this blog through facebook now and then. … Continue reading

June 19, 2019 · 2 Comments

Bowmore 21 yo 1971 43% vs Bowmore 36 yo 1972 / 2008 Prestonfield #3881 48.8% vs Bowmore 27 yo 1973 / 2000 Blackadder #3176 50.2%

Somewhere else on this sunny island Bowmore week has started… Bowmore 21 yo 1971 43% ~ bottled 1992 While the fruit isn’t as explosive as say 1968, it remains an … Continue reading

June 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Been off travelling, some good drinks too. 50s and 60s Bowmore, 60s Laphroaig, 60s Ardbeg, 60s Highland Park, 1972 Brora

Visiting some friends, and drinking some great old bottles. A pictorial record:     Bowmore 1957 / 1990 Moon Import 40% Such elegance and nervous poise. I think of another … Continue reading

April 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bowmore 16 yo Cadenhead Sheriff’s Bowmore Distillery 46% vs Bowmore 13 yo Cadenhead Sheriff’s Bowmore Distillery 80 proof

Bowmore 16 yo Cadenhead Sheriff’s Bowmore Distillery 46% ~early 80s bottling A wondrous combination of some tropical fruit skins (yet not exuberantly fruity) with a clear salt tang, clean earth and … Continue reading

January 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bowmore 35 yo 1968 Celtic Heartlands vs Bowmore 30 yo Sea Dragon

Bowmore 35 yo 1968 Celtic Heartlands 40.6% This was a range personally selected by Jim McEwan of some stunning old 60s whiskies, bottled at the Bruichladdich plant. The Bowmore naturally … Continue reading

December 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bowmore 38 yo 1957 #216-220 vs Bowmore ‘Sherriff’s’ 7 yo Cogis import

Two not just old Bowmore, but proper old old, distilled in the later bit of the 50s. While the 60s is still more or less obtainable if you are willing to … Continue reading

July 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday my boy. Largiemeanoch (Bowmore) 1967 12 yo, The Howgate Wine Co. , #2655, 2656, 2657, 95 proof/54.2%

So quickly 1 turns to 2. Before I knew it your first year doubled to two but more than double has been the joy you brought to our lives this … Continue reading

May 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bowmore 18 yo 43% ~2012 bottling vs Bowmore 21 yo 1989 / 2011 Nectar of the Daily Dram

More Bowmore? What’s wrong with him? No seriously. This is one distillery that one should make every effort to try the independents on, because the official stuff well.. isn’t quite living … Continue reading

January 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bowmore Black Rock ~2014 vs Bowmore White Sands 17 yo ~2014

I feel like I have written a lot about Bowmore already. And nowadays one doesn’t even need to do a cursory introduction on this most illustrious of names. Some of … Continue reading

December 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Whisky Butler June 2016 Box: Bowmore Box. 15yo Darkest vs Tempest Batch 5 vs 24yo Carn Mor #616 vs Devil’s Cask III

Is there really a need to introduce Bowmore? Big name, major reputation, one of the oldest distilleries still producing.. and now owned by Suntory. I think that’s a good thing … Continue reading

June 6, 2016 · 3 Comments

Bowmore Jug 1955 vs Samaroli Bouquet 1966

End of the week and feeling like something absolutely first-rate? It’s a no-brainer then, back to Bowmore we go. The way I do this blog seemed great at the beginning: … Continue reading

March 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

Whiskybutler January 2016 boxset: Old Pulteney, Yamazaki, Kavalan, Redbreast, Bowmore Mizunara

Instead of my usual head to head, this is a review of a whole boxset by Singapore’s first sample service courtesy of Whiskybutler. In fact it is the inaugural monthly … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Bowmore, 3 decades: 17yo Cooper’s Choice 1995/2013, Official 1965, 12yo Jewels of Scotland 1989

The slenderness of the spirit stills is a little surprising no?   So the order for this line up is a bit strange. That’s not unexpected because Bowmore is one … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Manzanilla and Bowmore Mariner 15yo

Bit of a throw up today, was hosting so – sherry pre-dinner, white wine through dinner, port after dinner and whisky to round it off. Equipo Navazos are the independent … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bowmore 1998 2013 The Whisky Agency ‘Stamps’

Another Bowmore – I’ve had a 17 yo OB duty free special ( malt from 1990 and earlier) that was well perfumed and sweetly peaty, the 1968 Signatory that was … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bowmore 1968 / 2000 Signatory Vintage Cask 1422

OOoh finally. Old one. Bowmore isn’t one I’ve had in some time. I once had a 17yo OB from the Changi duty free, which was ahem perfumed, but not overly … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment
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