Overall rating
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
19 years old
Refill Ex-Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
59.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 Oct 2015 9:34 am by ted.striker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 224.95

13 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1996 AD

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.96 points

  1. MARJ did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    immediate nuances of slowly dying fire; Over time, the smoky notes become stronger and floral as well as salty-sweet aromas are added

    the palate reflects the nose; aromas of ash and smoke appear immediately, but they quickly soften and give way to a fruity sweetness; at the same time, maritime notes emerge

    the finale is long and warm and characterized by persistent smoke

  2. JNuyts scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Oloroso-Butt did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. VWWW scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Fresh and uncut Bowmore at a massive abv. And maybe because of that abv and its freshness it's hard to discover any good sherry notes. A little citrus and enough peat smoke, typical Islay. Suits my palate! With a long and lingering finish of course... Both Adelphi and Bowmore did a good job here!

  6. alectron scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Dramfest 2016, Adelphi Session
    • Nose
      earthy, leathery, pepper, old bookshelf, brown sugar/caramel. (91)
    • Taste
      smoky, oily, cinnamon, sherry. (89)
    • Finish
      smoky, oily, cinnamon, sherry, berries citrus. (90)

  7. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Koalafant scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Notes Aquavitae 2015 => 98/100
    Gladiator meeting 02/2017 => 93/100
    • Nose
      Aromatic smoke with notes of figs, raisins and a little licorice. Later sweeter with a strong sea breeze
    • Taste
      Mega-sweet with chimney-bag. To dark fruits and a little resin
    • Finish
      Laaaaaang and warming

  9. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 304 bottles from cask no. 960033

    From a refill ex-Sherry hogshead, this is the full gold with amber lights.Immediate charred sticks with recently extinguished barbecue and leafy bonfires, this is quite nose-drying with traces of hemp rope, and hessian. The smoke becomes more fragrant with time, and blossom notes appear, with salted rum and raisin, raspberry vinegar and roasted salty walnuts.
    The taste mirrors the nose – immediately ashy and smoky, becoming more gentile with a lovely fruity sweetness, just a hint of the sea and cherries on an open fire.
    The finish is long and warming, plenty of lingering smoke from a steam engine.


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