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Overall rating
86.20/100
votes
43
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
1995
Bottled
02.2012
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry
Casknumber
8
Number of bottles
603
Strength
54.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 Jan 2012 8:46 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 249,00

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43 × member ratings

51 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1995 AD

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.20 points

  1. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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. 
    • Finish
      Not that long. A little peat smoke lingering on. So does the sulfur.

  2. mr.p9 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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!

  5. alectron scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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)
    • Taste
      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)
    • Finish
      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)

  6. tamriel scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

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