Bowmore 1993
18 Year Old TWE Masterpieces

70cl / 61.6%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Speciality Drinks Ltd
Bowmore 1993 / 18 Year Old / TWE Masterpieces
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The second entry in The Whisky Exchange's Masterpieces Collection, as selected by Sukhinder Singh himself. A fantastic fruity Bowmore - how whisky should be. It's worth noting that this one seems rather peatier than normal Bowmore as well - and check out the extraordinary cask strength for an 18yo. Silver Medal at the Malt Maniac Awards 2011. Maximum 1 bottle per customer.

Bottler
Speciality Drinks Ltd
Series
Masterpieces
Age
18 Year Old
Vintage
1993
Country
Scotland
Region
Islay
Chill Filtered
No

Bowmore 1993 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Dave Broom for Whisky Magazine

    Nose
    Gentle and luscious with mango an peach and some passion fruit behind (it's hot so add water). After water some parma violet, a little smoke, linseed oil (cricket bats).

    Palate
    Long and balanced with masses of tropical fruit - especially after water - tht reddens into strawberry. Water is needed to get the full textural effect.

    Finish
    Delicate smoke seems to break free.

    Comments
    Subtle, layered, long. Tropical fruit. Bowmore's are highly prized, grab this while you can.

    9/10

  • Tasting Notes by Martine Nouet for Whisky Magazine

    Nose
    Medicinal. Distant smoke. Some TCP. Bog myrtle. Pretty restrained at first. Takes time to come to life. A mineral note. Lots of exotic fruit. Passion fruit.

    Palate
    Dry, slightly sooty. Fizzy spiciness wrapped in sweet vanilla syrup. Plenty of exotic fruit.

    Finish
    Dry. Spicy. White pepper.

    Comments
    That whisky needs a dash of water to cut the edges. Clean, big with that wonderful exotic fruit character that some Bowmore proudly display.

  • Serge Valentin, http://whiskyfun.com

    Five stars 
    As a Frenchman, I cannot not be pleased with the fact that some bottlers in the UK would use Cognac bottles for their whiskies, but as they say, never mind the bottle, let's just drink it! Colour: gold. Nose: this baby starts both smoky (rather coal, soot) and fruity, with all the mangos, oranges, passion fruits and guavas that you’d rather expect from a 1966. A little leather and lime-blossom tea in the background. With water: warning, water kind of kills the fruitiness and rather lets grassy and farmy notes take the lead. Only a little grapefruit remains there, and that just lasts. Mouth (neat): very intense, salty and smoky right from the start, with bags of lemons, wheelbarrows of grapefruits and truckloads of tangerines. Powerful of course but bizarrely, not unquaffable at 61.6%. With water: utterly citrusy and extremely drinkable. Pure fruit juice, did they also add vitamins? Finish: long, sexy, ultra-citrusy. Comments: a great, great white Sancerre – I mean, Bowmore. Well done, London. SGP:656 - 91 points.

  • Tasting Notes by Dave Broom for Whisky Advocate

    Bowmore lovers rarely get excited about the smokiness of their favorite single malt. Rather, they obsess about the tropical fruits that some old bottlings exhibit. Here is one such example. Initially the nose suggests verjus and linseed oil, but the peachiness rather than beachiness emerges. The smoke hits first on the tongue, backed up with mango and violet, then the tropical elements and the smoke play off each other up until the guava-laden finish. 93 Points

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