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Gold Bowmore 1964 / 44 Year Old

    70cl / 42.4%  -  Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
   

The final release in the new Bowmore 1964 trilogy, Gold Bowmore is a marriage of three bourbon casks plus the last (and supposedly the best) of the staggeringly good Oloroso casks from this momentous vintage.

     
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More Details
Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Bottler: Distillery Bottling
Bottling Date: 2009
Number of Bottles: 701

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes by John Hansell (Malt Advocate)

Deep gold color. Surprisingly lively for its age on the nose. A complex array of fruit (tangerine, sultana, pink grapefruit, papaya and the general overall citrus DNA that you’ll find in old Bowmores), with balancing notes of honey and vanilla. A hint of damp smoke and coconut.

Just like with Black Bowmore, this is a texturally soothing whisky on the palate, which continues to evolve in waves—first the sweet honey, coating vanilla and lively fruit, then turning quite visceral, with juicy oak, damp earth, deep peat smoke, and charcoal, followed by another wave of fruit (this time dried fruit), finishing off with subtle charred oak and roasted nuts. This whisky is better than White Bowmore and it falls just short of Black Bowmore (which I rated 97) because it’s just a bit softer, less vibrant on the palate.

Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 96

 


 

44 years of quiet maturation in the famous number one vaults, has allowed an exceptional and rare example of Bowmore single malt to develop – the oldest one ever to be released from the distillery.

 
Gold Bowmore has been created from the same hand-crafted spirit as the first two in the trilogy with the individual taste of each influenced by the different casks they were matured in. Gold Bowmore is uniquely matured in three Bourbon casks and a single Oloroso cask then carefully married together to make a spirit richly gold in colour with a finish that is beautifully balanced yet incredibly complex.
 
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