- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Small Batch Release No. 3
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- 1st Fill Bourbon Casks
- Number of bottles
- 55.6 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 13 Nov 2011 1:16 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Tempest
41 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.24 points
- Not terribly complex, young but zesty and very moreish, so so much better than the standard 12.
Citrus, light floral peat, and hot herbal tea.
Medium and very mouth-watering. A sweet explosion, with citrus fruit, light Bowmore peat, and spirit heat. Quite well balanced.
Long and oaky. Turning bitter and dry, then sweet citrus and effervescent.
- In the distance, the sea. One gets closer to the smoke, then a hint of salt. Finally, yellow fruits. The nose is quite fresh. A note of wood is revealed late. The palate is marked by exotic fruits, slightly spicy. The finish is light and leaves an extreme youth. With water, smoked and salted wood. In the mouth, salt also complements the fruits already present.
- I tasted batch 3 from a fresh sample next to a batch 1 bottle that had been open for years. The batch 1 bottle had flattened a little, but it still had much bolder aromas and flavors than batch 3. B3 is also quite a bit lighter in color.
- [October, 2012] 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 85. At this time I took detailed notes of whisky that really interested me only. But I remember I found it significantly weaker than the first and second release.
- Starts a bit shy and then hit you in the face. Quite enjoyable ;-)
Coastal, a bit salty with iodine. Smokiness building up. Campfire at a barn (hay, grass). Vanilla.
Smokiness building up, after strong tingling abv, spicy and wood. Smoked meat, salty and a bit ashy.
Lingering with smokiness, ending a bit too woody. Very spicy (chilli). Warming.
- nice malt, but the 100 proof does it better
typical bowmore peat smoke, alcohol is present, vanilla, fresh sawn american oak, refined sugar, needs water imo, lavender
very strong, spicy, smoky, vanilla, again that oak, bittersweet, licorice
long, strong, turns a little bitter, oak, alcohol and smoke
Closed and shy. Time to breath. Raw vegetation and coastal note, drizzle
with fresh fruit sweetness and dryness. If you expect storm of peat
smoke, you will be disappointed. Mild on nose considering is a 55% vol
Palate:- Dry and full mouthfeel, cabbage note
dressed on wood shaving. Tobacco emerges with sweet fruits and vanilla.
Finish:- Finally, here comes the smoke, burst of iodine smoke with and saltiness.on the tail. Peppery hot.
— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.