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Bowmore Tempest

Overall rating
86.44/100
votes
333
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

€ 182.27

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333 × member ratings

1001 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Tempest

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.44 points

  1. 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. 

  2. 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...

  3. 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/

  4. JNuyts scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

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

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

  6. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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."

  7. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A pleasant surprise, the next standard-monotonous new bomo with increased strength was expected on the fragrance, but the taste immediately turned everything upside down with the explosion of a citrus-fruit bomb - perfectly; finish smoothly finishing, muffling the taste of taste for the next sip, and then the fragrance begins to open and show its new facets.
    • Nose
      The open, sharp, water-stoked coals of fire, ash, ash, sea notes, lemon, thinner, bleach, oak, light lacquer notes, the influence of bourbon barrels, carpentry, vanilla, malt, wet grain gradually begins to manifest.
    • Taste
      Powerful sweet and sour wave with pepper, oranges, peaches, kumquats, soft spicy oak, lemonade, mineral water, fruit and citrus extravaganza, caramel sweetness, very violent (by the way, yes, in full accordance with the name :)) development, fountain of freshness.
    • Finish
      Spicy, oak, pleasantly warming, ginger tea, lemon peel, caramel.

  9. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Andygoethe did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    The taste is structured hierarchically, rich in fresh fruit and botanical vanilla flavor, moderate in the end.
    The hierarchy of flavor is clear, and the fresh fruit with some bourbon vanilla taste, the finish are moderate.
    • Nose
      Fresh peat and green grass, spices, smoke hidden, wheat, citrus, but also with a vague caramel flavor. The fresh grass and peat appear at the beginning then spices but soft, smoke, citrus, dry malt with a hint of caramel.
    • Taste
      The entrance was marked with lemon or citrus sauce. The smell of the sea breeze was obviously followed by the smoky smell, rich in oil, and perhaps some tannins in the wooden barrel. The cream offers on the tongue, and spicy of orange tannins...
    • Finish
      Bowmore's smoky style continues, with sweet and sour oranges, tannins in barrels, and sweet walnuts. The style of Bowmore smoke is sustained, sweet orange, barrels tannins, walnuts nuts dry, sweet to the end.

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