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Bowmore 1969 56.2% Sherry Cask 315 Minnetti


Bowmore 1969 56.2% 75cl B1979 Sherry Cask 315 300 Bottles Federico Minnetti


Distillery: Bowmore - Status: Active - Region: Islay

Vintage: 1969
Bottling Date: 1979
Alcohol Vol: 56.2%
CL/ML: 75cl
Bottler: OB
Cask: 315
N. of Bottles produced: 300
Series: Bicentenary Single cask



96 Whiskyfun Points. Superfantastic super rare bottle, a one off 300 bottles cask produced for a private person in 1979 when it was still the Distilleries calling you to se if you wanted to buy a cask and have it named after you! Maured in sherry, read the tasting notes to make your mouth water. Golden.

Distillery's Character


Tasting notes

LIon's | 20-03-2013


Colour: gold.

Nose: this is so much sharper and more mineral at first nosing, then so much grassier, earthier and more leathery. It’s not the same profile at all, this is more austere. Rocks, aspirin tablets, motor oil, manure, hay, then huge notes of camphor, the whole getting more and more medicinal. Also old car engine, dried porcinis, old very earthy pu-erh, cigars... Yeah, it’s quite fabulous so far. With water: wahouwawaouh!

Mouth: ho-ho-ho! Thick and oily, resinous, salty, it really does taste like the regular Bicentenary at ‘cask strength’ – although that can’t be, obviously. Immense whisky, extremely rich and complex, with more or less everything that was in the regular ‘B’, only amplified. Nigel Tufnel’s Bowmore, no need to tell you more. With water: not sure the anti-maltoporn brigade will manage to control the situation but please call them.

Finish: oh, loses one or two points here because it’s just a notch drying and bitterish. Resinous wood. Having said that, it’s endless....SGP:577 - 96 points.


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