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Overall rating
87.32/100
votes
23
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Commitment to Malt (CtM)
Vintage
27.03.1996
Bottled
16.09.2009
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
960016
Number of bottles
462
Strength
59.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Aug 2010 3:55 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 65,00

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1996 CtM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.32 points

  1. Falnor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tried this one at the francise in Zoetermeer. A very nice and decent bowmore indeed. The coastal/ islay character is very much intact with a little sweetness and spices from the sherrycask.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. Cubey666 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    just a really straightforward Bowmore, very tasty with thick pears and fruit with a finish and a well integrated sherry profile
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Dedication

    Commitment to Malt is a Dutch whisky society founded by three franchise holders of Gall & Gall – a well-known Dutch chain of liquor stores. They have around 800 members, so it does not come as a surprise that their bottlings sell out quickly. This 13 years old Bowmore – already released a decade ago – is one such example.

    The nose is a very pleasant mix of maritime elements of the spirit as well as lovely sweet notes from the sherry butt, making this Ileach offering the best of both worlds. Apricots, peaches, sultanas go hand-in-glove with sweet barley sugar and celp. It’s as if I am eating juicy fruit in the small fishermen’s wharf at Bowmore. The peat smoke is bigger than I am used to from this distillery. Delicious.

    It’s more of the same on the palate, but the distillery character does dominate. Peat and sweet malt take the lead and give the dark fruit a hard time to show itself. Not for the lack of trying, though. The smoke is surprisingly big and the cask gave up quite some spices. But from the second sip forward a grand brackish note appears. This is a very pleasant surprise.

    The finish is long, warm, spicy and sweet… with a salty death.

    A very, very good Bowmore. Nowhere to be found now. Sold – a decade ago, mind you! – for some 65 EUR. How I wish I had stocked up on this.

  4. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

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