Bowmore Tempest

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch Release No. 4
Stated Age
10 years old
First Fill Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
55.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Barrel Label
Added on
27 Jun 2013 11:40 am
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 78.54

17 × in wishlist

49 × member ratings

205 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Tempest

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.66 points

  1. Henry Wolf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Leather, peat, paper, newspaper, perfume,
    Sweet and sour, intense. Woody notes, soap, peat, spices.
    Long-lasting, soft, sweet-smoky. Spices and leather, dark chocolate.
    Bright and explosive!

  2. gooos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    # # Blindtasting
    • Nose
      Sweet, yellow fruits, also a bit tropical, vanilla, some caramel, some oak, a little bit of hairspray and of course a nice pinch of peat, but not too strong.
    • Taste
      some plastic, quite strong, a bit ashy and warm, as well as bitter.
    • Finish
      in the finish then somehow meaty, bouillon cubes, peaty.

  4. Othorion scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I had tasted it in the store before I got myself a bottle. I like the (diluted) quite well. Fruit, oak notes and smoke are beautifully interwoven, without something totally dominated. Undiluted is not balanced but sprittig. I had to experiment with the amount of water for a while, until I found the right mix for myself, but I think it's worth it.
    • Nose
      Nice, pleasant smoke, a little iodine, the alcohol burns neatly in the nose, but also like vanilla, mandarin and ginger, warm apple pie, oranges, for me unspecified Nussigkeit. The stinging alcohol decreases with time. With water: the same aromas, but the fruit notes increase significantly
    • Taste
      Pur was too alcoholic to me. Tasted with a little water: warm, smoky, filling the mouth, lots of saliva, chili and ginger, honey, smoke and apples. Grapefruit, espresso
    • Finish
      Medium, warming, slightly bitter grapefruit, espresso and campfire smoke

  5. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very nice, not more, not less. After all, no 40%.
    • Nose
      Nice smoke, public alcohol in the nose, vanilla and caramel.
    • Taste
      First, very warm and cozy, a little sweet, then comes the alcohol and flatten almost all flavors, a bit of wood from the barrel remains. With a little water much more pleasing sweet and vanilla. I'll find some herbs and some menthol later. He seems a bit complex to me.
    • Finish
      Long, a bit fresh and without smoke. He still warms a bit and sounds woody.

  7. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Slightly fierce in some places, but also one that shows the nice strawberry and mandarin fruitiness that I really like. Better than Batch 5.

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This one comes pretty close to batch 1, though a little more peaty, less fruity and less oaky. They really aren't miles apart though. I like this one better than the more salty batch 3.
    • Nose
      Lime wine gums, peach, vanilla, chocolate, peat, lavender, pepper, tangerine and ginger. Gingerbread even, including a tad of honey and spice. With water some apple.
    • Taste
      Lime, vanilla, tangerine, earthy peat and salt. Water adds apple again.
    • Finish
      Now the peat really comes through to join the lime and vanilla notes. Plus a gingery note like from Chinese sweet & sour sauce.

  9. Dutchmill scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    I prefer batch 2 over batch 3 and 4. This one is too sweet.
    • Nose
      cinnamon, ginger, grapefruit, gula java, caramel, mint, thyme honey, medicinal herbs, shoe polish, wax, some kiwi?, vanilla, coconut, olive soap, rye, 'rose' petals
    • Taste
      fresh mint, grapefruit, citrus zest, candied ginger, slightly smoky, mouthfeel of melted butter, oily
    • Finish
      sweet, spicy, slightly bitter (grapefruit), honey licorice, thyme

  10. alectron did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    @ Milanista, the 4th is definitely not my favourite batch, but all Tempests do better if you give them water & a lot of time (+45 mins), especially batch 1 & 3 do develop very nice & complex lemon notes.


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