Bowmore Tempest

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 179.03

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237 × member ratings

705 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Tempest

41 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.29 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [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.

  2. GJR scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Starts a bit shy and then hit you in the face. Quite enjoyable ;-)
    • Nose
      Coastal, a bit salty with iodine. Smokiness building up. Campfire at a barn (hay, grass). Vanilla.
    • Taste
      Smokiness building up, after strong tingling abv, spicy and wood. Smoked meat, salty and a bit ashy.
    • Finish
      Lingering with smokiness, ending a bit too woody. Very spicy (chilli). Warming.

  3. irrerelevant scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    nice malt, but the 100 proof does it better
    • Nose
      typical bowmore peat smoke, alcohol is present, vanilla, fresh sawn american oak, refined sugar, needs water imo, lavender
    • Taste
      very strong, spicy, smoky, vanilla, again that oak, bittersweet, licorice
    • Finish
      long, strong, turns a little bitter, oak, alcohol and smoke

  4. JNuyts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. dr.mad scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. uap304 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Not terribly complex, young but zesty and very moreish, so so much better than the standard 12.
    • Nose
      Citrus, light floral peat, and hot herbal tea.
    • Taste
      Medium and very mouth-watering. A sweet explosion, with citrus fruit, light Bowmore peat, and spirit heat. Quite well balanced.
    • Finish
      Long and oaky. Turning bitter and dry, then sweet citrus and effervescent.

  7. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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.
    Enthusiasm 4/5

  8. Thermidor scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    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.

  9. mer1973 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Andytka3 scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    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
    little monster.

    Palate:- Dry and full mouthfeel, cabbage note
    dressed on wood shaving. Tobacco emerges with sweet fruits and vanilla.
    Restrained smoke.

    Finish:- Finally, here comes the smoke, burst of iodine smoke with and saltiness.on the tail. Peppery hot.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      84 84


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