Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Stated Age
22 years old
Number of bottles
50.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Sep 2018 7:53 am by Didiervdb
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 210.00

24 × in wishlist

42 × member ratings

66 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1996 ElD

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.74 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    "Velvety flesh", which does not mean much, but I understand - and it's a compliment. Vanilla, some lemony notes. Discrete cooked fruits.

    The fruits come back, accompanied by a melted smoke. Velvet in the mouth. Sweet spices, but also pepper.

    Sweet spices persist in the finish, but pushing the volume! What an exit!

    Nose & Mouth 4/5
    Final 5/5

    Whisky n ° 1877

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    emb. choose!
    • Nose
      fine peat, candied citrus, some quince, various spices,
      sea ​​salt with wet wood
    • Taste
      vanilla, lemon, mandarins cooked and candied, wood that mixes a little fruity scents, iodine is present with the return of smoke persistent to be grafted on the peat
    • Finish
      simple, on the same aromas, but quite long and persistent!
      a very good dram, subtle.

  3. matfrl scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Impressive balance between a salty iodine that invites you to travel, and gourmet and sweet fruits that whet the appetite. Slightly earthy vanilla, sesame sponge cake, white fruits, plums, grapes, pear. In the mouth it is relatively light, the pepper rises, the vanilla becomes candied, a little lemon, then it is a very successful finish, quite violent, citrus, pear, candied fruits, more or less exotic, mango, melon. Cane sugar to finish.

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Seanzhang scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    From Serge: 91 Points
    Colour: gold. Nose: this one’s more vegetal, more on sour beers, porridge, dairy cream, that old tweed jacket, that rainwater, crabs, scallops, fern, autumn leaves… With water: a touch of Jerez vinegar, some ripe peaches, roasted peanuts, green tea… Mouth (neat): ah, perfect. Mango juice, grapefruit, anchovy brine, kippers, grapeseed oil, seawater… With water: salty grasses, sauvignon blanc, ultra-dry champagne, grapefruit juice, brine, gentian eau-de-vie… Finish: rather long, sour, but with an extremely pleasant tropical fruitiness… Would love to try this when it’s become, say, 30 years. A future new Sea Dragon? I’m even finding infinitesimal touches or rosewater in the aftertaste. Comments: this make is as fantastic as it used to be, assertive yet complex and delicate.


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