Single Malt Whisky Reviews from Australia

Duncan Taylor Bowmore 28yr 1982 Rare Auld Whisky Review

This evening for our tasting pleasure is a Bowmore 28yr old, distilled in 1982 from Duncan Taylor’s Rare Auld range. This whisky is older than I am, although not by much. Immediate notes are the deep aged oak and sweet apple aromas. The only malt I have tasted to date that compares is the Bowmore 25yr Old offering, I’ll be reviewing that one at a later date.


Eye: Golden light honey.

Nose: Sweet honey oak and light smoke.

Palate: Apples and then major fungal overtones of oak… with a smack of peat for good measure.

Finish: Dry, Smoky, Fungal, and Sweet. Apple meets oak, and they get down together. Giggity.

This will be one of those bottles that later in my life I’m going to remember. Overall one of the best Bowmore offerings through any bottler I have tasted.


Distillery: Bowmore
Age: 28yr’s Old
Region: Islay
Bottler: Duncan Taylor
Distillation Date: October 1982
Bottling Date: August 2011
Cask: 85161
Limited: 218 (216 & 219) of 224
ABV: 51.6%

Loving this malt. Being one of only 224 bottles I am very glad I retained two bottles for my archive. You should too, seriously. A music recommendation for a malt of this quality would be the Jimi Hendrix concert Room full of Hendrix: Live at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 1969. A sample of this magic is Voodoo Child for your listening pleasure.

Overall I highly rate this bottling from Duncan Taylor. Once again Duncan Taylor show themselves to be a superior bottler with an eye (or palate) for the finest casks around.


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