- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Small Batch Release No. 2
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- First-fill Bourbon Casks
- 56.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Added on
- 17 Oct 2010 12:31 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Tempest
26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.84 points
- Lemon pith, fresh clean sea water, yummy salty sweetness and peat near a charred log in a pine forest near the sea. Powerful, fat, salty maritime character. Slightly medicinal but very clean. In your face intensity, but elegant at the same time. Nose: I love the clearly defined lemon pith note. And a little lemon rind, clean sea water, faint sea salt and peat. A little note of pine tree needles. Fine oak. Palate: Extremely briny, balanced sweetness, some lemon pith and juice, a little pepper, lots of yummy peat on the exhale. Lots of yummy flavor and great balance. Finish: long, clean and briny. Last dram of the bottle had layers and layers of concentrated sea brine. A wonderful Scotch!
- The nose is complex, the light smoke brings additional tension, I like that. It's rarely the case, but with this whisky, the mouth is thickened, even though it basically repeats everything the nose has already promised. The finish completes the picture in a wonderful way. A very good, complex, exciting and very tasty whisky.
light, restrained smoke, some vanilla, yellow apple, behind it a little lemon, spicy, oak, a little delayed peach and a hint of apricot, resin, a little honey
Strong onset, again immediately gentle smoke, apricot and peach, honey, malt, sweet, tender oak notes, in the second sip, add some herbs and slightly bitter apple peel
In my head the image of a burnt wooden board, which lies on the beach of the North Sea, comes back to the peaches, the apples and apricots, but in the background as before in the mouth and nose, oak and smoke dominate in the finish.
- [November, 2011] 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 nice fruity and peaty profile with a rich body. But I liked the first edition (Batch No. 1) a little better...
- fine whisky that makes Bowmore recognizable but does not have to. Unfortunately not quite so "on line" and honestly not a replacement for the old CS.
Sweet and clean, a little reserved, vanilla, resin and hints of fruit, peat, definitely also Bowmorean interpretations, but not nearly as direct as the old CS.
Very peaty, a lot of vanilla, also felt fresh wood, a few sawdust, slightly musty peat, some ashes.
a little "Bowmore", otherwise rather peat, vanilla, smoke, minimal herbaceous, some fruit and unfortunately quite fast away.
- Bowmore is my least known Islay Malt. I've tried some of the entry level malts and we really haven't hit it off. Older Bowmore's have a huge following, I know - but I confess I'm a little lost with this distillery - despite visiting it many times. I bought this one on JM's Recommendation(93/100) and I was not disappointed. There's a really fresh smokiness - unlike its more phenolic neighbours. The peat doesn't hide the rest of whats going on - so it adds up to a complex interesting Malt - reminded me of some Taliskers.
Seaside brininess, molasses, brown sugar, sherry, touch of oak spice and bonfires on a beach... (2014)
Well worth a punt. I have another one tucked away - So perhaps I'll update my notes when I retry.
90pts from me!
- a very good bowmore, better than I remembered it (84) § points up, so: 87/100
a straightforward, spirit driven bowmore nose with no sherry influence. gentle peat smoke, lemons, a little brine and faint oak. perhaps hints of olives and hints of vanilla. sunflower oil.
earthier and more bowmore-ish on the palate.
lots of smoky lemons, salt, ashes. almost a little springbanky!
medium to long, dry.
- With Bowmore, I'm absolutely not warm, the alcoholic strength is too dominant to me, partially drowned the smoke and is sometimes uncomfortable - 24.03.2017
Light smoke, alcoholic and for me typical Bowmore, white chocolate, rice waffles, with water, it opens a little and the alcoholic strength fades, citrus fruits come through reinforced
Light burn, smoky, nut aromas, vanilla, bitterness, dark chocolate, cocoa, as fruit only the lemon remains