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Overall rating
89.48/100
votes
58
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Single Malt Circle (MC)
Vintage
12.1996
Bottled
04.2018
Calculated age
21 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
HL 14670
Number of bottles
298
Strength
52.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 Jul 2018 7:06 pm by Whisky-Ex
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 245,00

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69 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1996 MC

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.48 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Elegant bowmore from the bourbon barrel. Do not jump on one, with neither aromas, nor with alcohol, but slowly picks up speed - and then linger long on the tongue.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Warm, tender and flattering smoke. Sugar sweet strawberries, lemon juice, grapefruit, blood orange. In the background freshly mowed lawn. Daisies fragrance. Everything develops nicely calm and thoughtful.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Despite the Ü50% almost gentle start with mild-spicy smoke with bacon notes. Also on the tongue a fruity mixture of strawberries and blood oranges. Less grapefruit than in the nose, but higher and tasty herbal content. Milk chocolate and honey, a little vanilla. Barely woody and clear for a long time, without becoming overly dry.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium to long with intensified smoke and bacon. Salt, liquorice, dark chocolate, mineral and with some machine oil.

  2. spigray scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Hooray!
    • Nose
      yeah that´s what you would expect from this bottle. what can I say? The typical bowmore nose with a medium strong smoke and a faint medicinal smell. very much on citrus not so much on tropical fruits. and there is a certain springbankness to it with ashy whiffs as well as whiffs of linseed oil.. water mellows it a little but it does not seem to be a good swimmer
    • Taste
      superb. very balanced between sweet cirussy notes and smoke and ashes. hints of tropical fruits this time. coating the mouth without being too fat. typical bowmore, still a little hard for me to pin down the tastes exactly. My humble palate, you know. but it´s extremely drinkable and I must call up Maggie for another bottle before I post this! :-)
    • Finish
      very long, fresh and it makes you cry out for more.

  3. Dottore scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    N: smoke, vanilla, yeast dough, tart herbs, dried apricots, minty freshness
    G: Honey sweet smoke, plus this horny soapiness, rose water. Massive saliva stimulating. Ricolabonbons.
    Conclusion: Damn good Bowmore. This combination of smoke, herbs, soap and vanilla is unbeatable for me. Exactly mine but "not for everybody" 92 points.

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. dramidaris scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nose: Immediately very fruity, bananas, kiwi, white wine, ripe lemon and quite a lot of vanilla. Only after a while does a subtle smokiness come to the fore, which keeps in the background and is very well integrated. Clear mineral notes, maritime freshness, slightly ashy, flowery and with delicate oak tones over time. Everything is quite balanced and consistent.

    Mouth: You notice the age, elegant, sweet, but also ripe. Slight saltiness, otherwise in the Prizip as in the aroma just on the tongue. Strong alcohol, but very well integrated, with very well balanced course on the palate. Fruit, minerality, a little phenol and a certain maltiness keep the balance.

    Finish: Dry, Gentile, Balanced and Complete.

    Conclusion: Maybe a little unspectacular, but with a lot of elegance and finesse.
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  8. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. kot1803 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A23 P23 F22 B22
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. LDB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Mature Bowmore without sherry, great!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Baconous smoke with grilled lemons.
      Freshly ground white pepper.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Surprisingly soft, later sooty, but with beautiful fruit, very interesting, elderflower syrup comes through. Simply delicious.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Elegant and long, mouth-watering finish.

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