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Overall rating
89.00/100
votes
65
Whiskybase ID
77452
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Wemyss Malts (Wy)
Bottling serie
Coastal Confection
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2015
Calculated age
19 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Number of bottles
269
Strength
54.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Jan 2016 9:50 pm by Gonathras
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 289.00

31 × in wishlist

65 × member ratings

86 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore 1996 Wy

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Yes, I like that. The maritime touch is very good, especially the clear seabreaze nose is great, but also the rest is fun. In this Wemyss bottling the name is program.
    • Nose
      very clear and maritime, walk on the windy beach, algae, lots of lemon, mango, passion fruit, mint
    • Taste
      BUMS, there isser! Smoke, spray, pepper, salt, lots of lemon, drink well without water
    • Finish
      dry, long, salty, lemony, ashen, and there's the mint again

  2. aspa scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    nose
    Surprisingly strong and dominant smoke, very sweet. Smoked ham, bacon, spearribs glazed in honey and lightly charred. I am getting hungry. It stays sticky, sweet and smoky, with a little campfire and burnt pine needles. Powerful but with perfectly integrated alcohol. That fits.

    taste
    Still the sticky, sweet smoke, but a little less dominant. As before, the smoked sausage and meat products roasted over an open fire. I find a bit of Fizzers Candy, which is typical for me Bowmore, next to alpine flowers and herbs. Gdansk aromas and also slightly maritime sides come to the fore.

    Exit
    Saltier and more maritime, but still in the program with smoked sausages and honey glaze. I'm about to fire up the grill. Sweet smoke sticks to your thumb for a long time.

    Conclusion
    Delicious Bowmore but for me on the upper limit of the smoke. This extremely sweet smoke is really cool!
    N-88, T-88, F-87 for sweet 88 points
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. voodoochile scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It smells of sea and is very drinkable wow what a great dram. Coastal Confection just hits the spot. The name speaks for itself it is coastal but with a calm sea. Get a bottle If you can get it for a normal Prince.

  4. herby.usa scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    one of my best Bowmore from an independent bottler ever

    it’s worth every cent  -  finger licking good mhmmmm :-)
    • Nose
      mint, salty brize, honey sweet, vanilla, citrus

      very complex  -> conclusion: fresh & sweet combined with sea air
    • Taste
      1st impression: liquorice sweet

      peper or ginger (but not the alcohol)

      later on sweetness and salty (strange but both flavors are present)

      a hint of bitterness but also again combined with sweetness

      (really hard to make your mind - but I like those differences)

      fruits: hmmm hard to decide - grapes, citrus, pear, grapefruit & flowery

      also a hint of ashes
    • Finish
      the sweetness in particular the liquorice taste stays and stays and stays ...

      by the time you feel the tannins (softy bitterness)

      even after minutes the sweetness is still present

  5. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Delicious Bowmore from the ex-bourbon barrel. Sweet, salty,
    lemony and rel. little smoky. Distinct sea aroma,
    peppery tingling and bitter-sweet.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. harriedv scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  7. etwa77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    needs a few drops of water to blossom
    • Nose
      91 91
      great, lemon-fresh, m&m (mint and maritime) nose.. with a pinch of salt..

      with water, wool and after rain air.. stern!
    • Taste
      88 88
      neat, too sweet.. becomes dryer and smokier with water.. oily, fat.. yes, I’m on Islay!
    • Finish
      88 88
      sweetness stays.. echoes of smoke and lemons. pleasantly hot.

  8. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

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