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Bowmore Tempest

Overall rating
86.54/100
votes
335
Whiskybase ID
11172
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch Release No. 1
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
55.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5010496002322
Added on
14 Oct 2009 7:23 pm
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 190.56

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Tempest

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.54 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2009]  I had this dram during a Prof. Schobert "Islay" tasting at Bonn.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  My notes state a surprisingly fruity profile that reminded me (a little bit) of that delicious sixties/early seventies Bowmore style.  In fact, this style was completely lost during the horrable years at Bowmore (forget about almost all Bowmore bottlings from 1980-1988).  But this dram re-established my trust into Bowmore as a great distillery again...

  2. LeChiffre scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice typical bourbon barrel profile, which I would have wished for a few more years - then it would have been a little rounder and more beautifully matured. Still a very tasty bottling.
    • Nose
      88 88
      sweet; Vanilla; Citrus; malty; some shortbread; some oak seasoning; a very subtle smoky note; not too complex but nice aroma
    • Taste
      88 88
      oily; sweet and spicy; Vanilla; Citrus; earthy notes; slightly smoky (earthy-ashy); delicate tingling oak
    • Finish
      87 87
      spicy; Citrus; Pepper; salty; Oak; delicate smoke

  3. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    One of my absolute Bowmore favorites. What an amazing series Tempest was. A great example of what the Bowmore spirit can become when aged and taken care of excellently in bourbon barrels.
    • Nose
      The delicate smoke wraps the bourbon soaked Bowmore spirit so well. Smoke -dipped vanilla and even butter scotch fills the nose.
    • Taste
      Strong, honey sweetness, and then the vanilla drags along the peat and smoke
    • Finish
      The vanilla tones die slowly while giving way for the full peat and smoke experience. Exactly the way you want your peated whisky to develop IMHO. 

  4. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  6. grinface scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty and exactly what it was supposed to be in its time: The cask strength beginner. The series could have stayed that way. Should have...
    Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/07/07/bowmore-in-serie/

  7. JNuyts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. SUSPIRIA.FOX scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Moderator

    Ralfy review 151: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNwvSq3mZ4M (86/100).

    "Not bad at all. Still a bit of heat in it, still a bit of heat. Could have done extra two years and this would be a cracking whisky, it really would."

  10. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

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