1987 Malts Of Scotland Bowmore 30 Years Review

1987 Malts Of Scotland Bowmore 30 Years Review

1987 Malts Of Scotland Bowmore 30 Years, in the simplest of terms is a single cask of Bowmore that was aged in a refill sherry butt from 1987 – 2017. It hit the market at $650 which simultaneously seems like a lot of money and not a lot of money considering what 30-year-old whisky goes for these days; this would explain why it sold out so quickly.

In Malts Of Scotland’s Words: 1987 Malts Of Scotland Bowmore 30 Years

“True masterpieces of the Scottish art of whisky distillation which have been matured in outstanding casks are the diamonds of our choice. Our search in the hidden corners of those many Scottish warehouses is occasionally rewarded by the discovery of such diamonds which meet our stringent cask selection criteria.

For us, it is not an everday affair to sample such superb whiskies but a privilege and very special highlight which we like to share with you through extremely limited bottlings from „Warehouse Diamonds“ range.” (c’mon guys you can do better than that!)

Well folks, before we jump on down to the 1987 Malts Of Scotland Bowmore 30 Years review I just want to say thank you for going on this two-week-long journey of Bowmore discovery with me. We’ve examined a total of 15 different expressions and it’s been fun. We have one more tomorrow so hang tight and thanks for joining me 🙂

1987 Malts Of Scotland Bowmore 30 Years Info

Region: Islay, Scotland

Distiller: Bowmore
Bottler: Malts Of Scotland
Mashbill: 100% Malted Barley
Cask: Refill Sherry Butt
Age: 30 Years(87-17)
ABV: 51.3%

Cask Strength | Non-Chill Filtered | Natural Color

Batch: MoS 17014

Price: NA – Auction, Specialty Store or Private Seller ($650 when available)

1987 Malts Of Scotland Bowmore 30 Years Review

EYE
Copper

NOSE
Darkly sweet and smoky; a surprising amount of peat in this dram considering the age. Big layers of dark fruit, leather, cinnamon, nuts, ash, cocoa and copper. It’s bold and sweet and smoky… it’s awesome.

PALATE
Darkly sweet and smoky; again, more smoke than I would have imagined due to its age and bold layers of dark fruit, leather, dark sweets, spice, ash, cocoa, nuts, copper and orange peels. Yes please!

FINISH
Long sweet and smoky fade of dark fruit, leather, nuts and spice.

BALANCE, BODY & FEEL
Great balance, full round body and a warm satiny feel.

OVERALL
1987 Malts Of Scotland Bowmore 30 Years is… awesome. It’s full, it’s deep, it’s dark it’s rich and I want to drink more of it; lots more of it. The dense aroma feels like it’s coating my nasal passages and a bit of water makes it come across richer and stickier. When it hits the palate it’s sticky and thick with sherry and the most decadent fruit cake you can imagine. I’m a big fan of this 1987 Malts Of Scotland Bowmore 30 Years, it’s a stellar example of what a Bowmore can be.

SCORE: 90-92/100 (A-, not consumed at home)

1987 Malts Of Scotland Bowmore 30 Years Review - Score Breakdown
  • Nose - 92
  • Palate - 92
  • Finish - 92
  • Balance, Body & Feel - 92

Summary

1987 Malts Of Scotland Bowmore 30 Years is gooood.

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