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Overall rating
89.55/100
votes
85
Whiskybase ID
WB114618
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
Market
de Germany
Added on
06 Jul 2018 7:06 pm by Whisky-Ex
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 310.00

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1996 MC

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.55 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Funtik scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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  5. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Samwise2020 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  7. JNuyts scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. bvrsky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. olegborgol scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    23-23-22.5-22.5, delicious, age, strength - everything is great

  10. Kensay scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Cool whisky, perfectly revealed in the glass, balanced and tasty, although it does not pamper layers
    • Nose
      Wormwood, freshly cut grass, ripe lemons, a little iodine, shrimp, menthol, exotic fruits
    • Taste
      Iodine, spices, lemon, fresh wood, mint in sugar syrup, spices on ripe grapefruit
    • Finish
      lemon with iodine, some wood, mint and vanilla

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