Bowmore 1996 Bs

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Braunstein (Bs)
Bottling serie
Embassy Collection
Stated Age
14 years old
Number of bottles
59.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Dec 2010 5:25 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 87.20

2 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1996 Bs

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.38 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2017]  Another dram from the DFDS Exclusive Collection selected by the folks of danish Braunstein distillery...

    ...which is a Janus-sided dram, really nice nose and taste but rather unattractive mouthfeel and finish.  But worth a try...
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is pale straw and the texture shows early legs and late fat tears. The nose is very peaty and phenolic (for a Bowmore) and in a blind tasting I would rather guess a Port Ellen (yes, this is meant as a compliment) or Laphroaig.
    • Taste
      83 83
      The taste is barley sweet, peaty and again reminds a little of Port Ellen. Water turns the nose punchy and takes away this nice Port Ellen flavours, so I like it better when neat.
    • Finish
      84 84
      It arrives on the palate hot and not coating at all, but slightly astringent (cold ashes). The finish is rather short and unimpressive.

  2. MichRich scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A strong, smoky, peaty and tarry Bowmore that really shines in comparison to current OBs. The maritime character is also evident, as it should be. A fine Islay whisky, and a fine Bowmore with that sweet-tar note that I associate with this distillery. Opens up beautifully with a few drops of water. A really positive surprise, this one.

  3. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Daan Tje scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88


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