Bowmore 23 Year Old 1989 Port Matured
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bowmore
  • Age 23 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 50.8%
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  • port
  • smoky
  • sherry
  • grain
  • dry
  • biscuit
  • pie
  • currant
  • berries

Bowmore

23 Year Old 1989 Port Matured (0.7l, 50.8%)
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Character Goatson
A beautiful dram of Islay history.

Islay is special. For centuries, all they had was the local barley, clear spring water, cut and dried peat to heat their homes, and the sea… always there was the sea. If you take all that and wring it into a barrel, you get Bowmore… a Whisky Spirit that clings to the memory of the barley, the peat, and the sea. The Bowmore Distillery is one of the oldest in all of Scotland. This storied distillery lies on the west coast of Islay, where the sea and native peat give rise to one of the most recognized smoky drams in the Single Malt Whisky world.

This may be our favorite Bowmore. It was bottled in 2013 and distilled in 1989 — the year that Suntory acquired a controlling interest in the distillery. It also aged its entire life in first-fill ex-Port casks and delivered at over 50.8% ABV.

The result is an intoxicating warm mahogany color that looks more like finely aged Rum than Whisky and a rich, creamy texture and flavor that mixes beautifully with a gentle amount of that classic Islay smoke.


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  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bowmore
  • Age 23 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 50.8%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Warm garnet

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Over-ripe berries, rhubarb pie, shortbread cookies

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sea-salt caramels, currant jam, angelica, and just a wisp of smoke

Finish
Uniquely wet, then dry and complex
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  • port
  • smoky
  • sherry
  • grain
  • dry
  • biscuit
  • pie
  • currant
  • berries
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
In 2007, an unopened bottle of Bowmore bottled in 1850, was sold at auction for £29,400.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
In 2007, an unopened bottle of Bowmore bottled in 1850, was sold at auction for £29,400.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
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