- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Adelphi (AD)
- Bottling serie
- Stated Age
- 16 years old
- Refill Sherry
- Number of bottles
- 54.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 17 Jan 2012 8:46 pm
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50 × member ratings
61 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1995 AD
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.42 points
- Quite enjoyable, but missing complexity in my opinion. I´m not sure about the distillery. Could be a mid-aged, sherry finished Bunnahabhain.Addendum: Bowmore?? Never would have guessed that. I agree with alectron. This whisky indeed needs quite some resting time in the glass to open up.
However no typical Bowmore at all in my opinion.
Notes from a blind tasting!Starts a little restrained at first. Takes quite a while in the glass to develop its aroma. Then sherry showing up. Spicy, intense. Bringing in a minimal sour, sulfuric note. Alcohol staying behind, hardly noticeable. The nose appears kinda mature, the years have markedly rounded it off. In the back hides a light peat smoke. No complexity monster in the nose, but all aromas very well interwoven.
Smooth start. Too smooth for me. Leaking some power. Then suddenly numb, sour oakiness. A strange, surprisingly sweet note showing up. Turns out to be the sulfur, that is pretty dominant now. Not as smoky as the nose. Vanilla and caramel makes me wonder if this could be a sherry finish. Missing complexity in the taste.
Not that long. A little peat smoke lingering on. So does the sulfur.
- Tasting Notes by Adelphi;
1 of only 603 bottles from cask no. 8
The deep colour suggests this is from a Spanish oak butt, but the nose speaks more to me about American oak (sweeter and less tannic), possibly an American oak ex-sherry cask: The nose is closed to start with, then expands into wood ash, natural iodine, groundnut oil and dry banana skins. The taste is oily, very sweet and very smoky – and slips down very easily! Water releases bath-salts and suppresses any smoke, but in the mouth the smoke continues to blast through in the finish, after a sweet mouth-filling start and a fruity middle, leaving an after taste of hemp ropes and waxed jackets. Delicious: an outstanding Bowmore!
- Solid dram with a farmy/mineral profile that reminds me more of some recent Ardmores casks (from Adelphi) in the beginning than a Bowmore. Seems to take a lot of time very well and becomes more Bowmore-ish.
Actually, water & a lot of time (30-60+ Minutes...) seems to do the trick and some of those 90s Bowmore citrus fruityness coming through, extra point for that.
First of: quite grain-y & green, some artificial vanilla, (wet) cigar tobacco, & dried oak planks, a touch of hairspray (83)
A bit later: turns smokier & more woody and a tad farmy/game-y. Also quite a brine-y/salty note, some leather comes up as well, or rather, the hairspray note gets more towards leather-waterproofing spray. Vanilla gets company from some honey & faint lemon as well. (85)
Much later: sweeter, much more vanilla & honey, now on par with the more savoury smkoe/mineral/wood notes. The farmy/gamey notes seem to have dissapeared now though. (86)
prickly, nice balance of slight smoke, farmy, salty, mineral & woody notes. (84)
Later: upfront a tad bitter, but turning into sweeter vanilla & honey notes right away. (83)
extension of the palate plus some nice vanilla & honey and at the very end some citrus & leather underneath, nice warmth, but no surprises. (84)
Later: turning sweeter furthermore, vanilla, honey, some caramel, some leather and slightly mineral & a long vanilla & smoke trail at the end. Occasionaly showing some salty notes on the finish all of a sudden too (86)