- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Small Batch Release No. 5
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- First Fill Bourbon Casks
- 55.9 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 31 May 2014 10:04 am by yalsi86
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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Tempest
39 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.33 points
- I had high hopes, and it certainly is a good whisky. But… I was slightly disappointed. Some issues with the complexity, and off-putting acidic and stringent notes. Just not really a tempest (according to the dictionary: “a violent windstorm“), I guess more a light subtropical breeze.
Clean and fresh. Orange peel, citrussy, before the typical Islay smoke kicks in. Mixes quite well with the fruitiness. Not too sweet, definitely orange peel though… Salty, briny notes come through.
Gentle smoke that goes smoothly into oranges. Earthy, citrus and lime, salty, seas side wind (oh yes). Not very complex. On a second tasting, I found more acidic notes with orange and lime juice, which work against the sweet fruitiness. Stringent notes of blackberries come on much stronger (almost seems like somebody accidentally put a Port cask in the mix?!).
Reasonable with more oranges.
- The first nose offers a wall of ash, granite, bousin, it jumps you in the mouth. Then the peat goes up, iodine, foam, seaweed, the tide, the ashes that fray. Finally the fruits, white plum, juicy, a bit of vanilla, and again the peat that comes back. This one is rather strong for Bowmore. After a while it is balanced between fruits, ashes and peat.
This beautiful balance is found in the mouth, the peat is strong however, the alcohol is felt, spices, pepper, a hint of caramel vanilla. The finish is long, intense, an oily vanilla goes back into the teeth. Rest on the palate a taste of rock.
I am very impressed by the complexity and harshness of the product, it is not comfortable or nice. It's a steep whisky I would say, really a piece of Scotland.
- A very promising, versatile nose, but unfortunately it is the best part of this whisky. it's very enjoyable and good, just short of being really good
fruity and floral, vanilla, , salty, licorice, honey, with barely a hint of smoke
not as complex as the nose. The smoke becomes more prominent. rather sharp arrival, a hint of citrus and salty. After 20 or so minutes it opens up nicely.
Dry, salty and sticky
Vanilla, peat, bit of smoke, honey, peaches and some salty sea air. The smell is better than the palate
Smoke, vanilla, oak and a slight medicinal taste a little untammed
Smokey lingering finish with a bit of menthol and slight medicinal aftertaste.
- Nose: sweet mild peat, milk chocolate, oranges, vanilla. Fruity.
Taste: sweet peat, tropical fruits and vanilla.
Finish: medium long. Pears and developing bourbon vanilla wood.
Well-integrated wood and delicious!