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Bowmore Tempest

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch Release No. 1
Stated Age
10 years old
1st Fill Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
55.3 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Added on
14 Oct 2009 7:55 pm
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 169,67

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Tempest

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.53 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. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ralfy's 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."

  3. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  4. 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.

  5. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

    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...

  7. 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.

  8. yapi scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Bowmore 10 yo 'Tempest' (56.3%, OB, first fill bourbon, Batch #1, 2009) Colour: gold. Nose: punchy, clean, crisp, peaty, coastal, mineral and slightly lemony. Not aggressive, flawless – so far. With water: this is interesting, it gets rather more spirity and aggressive when diluted, as if water had unleashed some kind of tincture or iodine and mercurochrome (is that the ‘tempest’?). But it’s soon to calm down, getting more complex, with aromas that are usually to be found in much older Islayers, such as camphor and pu-erh tea. Mouth (neat): the most superb combination of peat, lemon, pepper and iodine that one could taste, with a few spices from the oak in the background (the usual nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger). It’s no overly complex whisky but once again, the balance is impressive. And it’s so drinkable at cask strength! With water: once again, complexity arrives with water. More herbs and even pine resin, the only thing that’s just a tad disturbing is a slight ‘new oak’ note (a little too much ginger/nutmeg for my taste). But that’s nothing. Finish: long, clean and perfectly balanced once again. And very fresh. Maybe a tad sweeter than before (marmalade?) Comments: it’s great that the Distillery joined the many independents who already issued superb young clean Bowmores in recent times, even if this Tempest is a little sweeter than most. A lovable 10yo. SGP:457 - 88 points.

    Serge Valentin, Whiskyfun

  9. mika417 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    BOWMORE TEMPEST 10yo / 55.3%

    Strong citrus, fruit that stands out of lemon and orange, white chocolate or custard cream, calm

    Flowers and comfortable sea breeze, light soil and bitter chocolate, slightly peppery scent.

    Citrus and orange fruit, solid sweetness and firm bitterness that balances, I feel it clearly

    The taste of mango.

    Moderately powerful, spicy, mango and citrus fruit, chocolate-like finish. First fill fill bourbon cask called Tempest (storm and storm), Small batch release

    Current bowmore, we reviewed. It's a wonderful level as official 10 year maturity.

    Mango flavor is rich and delicious after the second cup!

    It is a complexity that makes both scents and tastes feel changes due to the passage of time and does not feel as young as 10 years.

    Although there is a price difference of about 3 times, there is no possibility of removing it, I will not feel the characteristics and individuality too much, should I choose this compared to the current 12 years ... (Individual's own opinion though)

    There is also no perfume who did not emphasize so-called Isla's characteristics (Pete or iodine incense), but called a pros and cons.

    If this is the case, this is a bowmore, you can recommend it for those who will taste it, it is the taste I want to share with many people. http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/distilled1973/35804211.html

  10. d1scostu scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92


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