- 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
42 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.40 points
- Å verry promising bowmore, verry enjoyable and good
Fruty and floral,vanilla,salty,honney a hint of smoke
Amazing smoke and sitrus
Not as complex as the nose. The smoke becomes more promiment. Rather Sharp arrival, hint of sitrus and salty, afther 20 minits or so
- NOSE: Initially bourbon notes, mild peat smoke and fruitiness. Unfolds after some minutes in the glass; hints of coffee and dark chocolate, sweet oak, some tropical fruits, particularly dried banana and coconut. Very subdued peat smoke at this stage, it’s really only appearing in the background. A healthy dose of water initially brings out some more peat smoke, but after some time in the glass lovely fruity and floral notes take charge, very much the bourbon casks showing again, I think. These must have been quite active and good casks. Lots of dried yellow fruits, light toffee, vanilla, sweet wood. (86p w/o water, 88p w/ water)
TASTE: The arrival is sweet, with sweet oak, alcohol and glycerin. On the mid palate there’s more wood spice, although not very peppery, and a little nip of alcohol. Water makes it sweeter and almost buttery in texture. It also takes away the alcohol nip. (85p w/o water, 86p w/ water)
EXIT: The exit is sweet, with toffee, wood, some dried yellow fruits and a little pepper. Water makes the exit sweeter and more toffeed. (83p w/o water, 85p w/ water)
TOTAL SCORE: 86 points (84-85p without water). Give it time in the glass. And water.
- 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 out at you. Then the peat rises, iodine, scum, algae, the tide, the ash that is fraying. Finally fruit, white plum, juicy, a hint of vanilla, and again peat that returns. This is rather strong for Bowmore. After a while it gets balanced, between fruit, ash and peat.
This nice balance is found in the mouth, the peat is strong however, the alcohol is felt, spices, pepper, a hint of vanilla caramel. The finish is long, intense, an oily vanilla rises in the teeth. There remains a rocky aftertaste on the palate.
I am very impressed by the complexity and the roughness 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