Bowmore Tempest

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch Release No. 6
Stated Age
10 years old
1st Fill Bourbon Casks
54.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 152229
Added on
31 Aug 2015 7:26 pm by Archer
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 110.56

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Tempest

45 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.53 points

  1. Gloin scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The smell convinces with intensity and versatility, the smoke is a good, but not dominant counterpoint to the sour citrus and sweet vanilla notes. The taste goes well with the aroma, the whisky is strong, for the young age, the whisky is quite mature. The palate shows surprisingly little smoke. He only returns in the harmonious long finish, which rounds off the whisky worthily. A very successful Bowmore!
    • Nose
      Smoke, lemon, green apple, followed by vanilla, sawdust and a little lime, the vanilla remains, in the end comes a sour herbaceous note, and again the lemon, sugared now
    • Taste
      Light body, oily consistency, noticeable onset, slight bitterness, oak, citrus notes, accompanied by a slight tartness like a grapefruit, lime, malt, also vanilla, a trace of salt
    • Finish
      It leaves a slight sharpness on the tongue and on the palate for a moment, the smoke returns, lime, malt, slightly bitter, long

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    See? You *can* actually find "real" Bowmore in the core range – or you could, at least (until they discontinued this series, that is).
    Doesn't need any water, but water also doesn't hurt it in the slightest.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Rich and dense first-fill vanillin, fusty florals (a whiff of violet), lovely warm wood tones and sweet, juicy fruits: tangerines, melons, grapes, pineapples and pears...
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet and ashy, with a thick fruitiness (on the palate, it's mainly peach) that pops up late in the flavor development but is all the more pronounced for it. Top-notch 2000s Bowmore, crazy good stuff.
    • Finish
      87 87
      It's only ten years old, so let's not get ahead of ourselves here, but the intense peach-and-sea-salt aroma that persists even beyond the smoke is still damn impressive.

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Exactly what you expect from a Tempest Bowmore.
    Enthusiasm 4/5
    Whisky n ° 1213
    • Nose
      Moderate peat, fresh fruits that turn exotic after the first sip. Vanilla.
    • Taste
      Well corpulent, well integrated alcohol. Sweet spices, exotic fruits and peat are the lion's share.
    • Finish
      On exotic fruits.

  4. TsiAI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 26℃

    Viewing Eyes: Lemon juice smells Nose: Milk flavor brought by BB filling, dense cream, mousse. The green grapes have a slightly sour gas, not enough oil, and smell fresh and pungent. Mint candy, the fragrance of February orchid, lavender washing powder + dried sage flowers are not common. Smoked, sea waves are covered, sprinkled with cheese yoghurt, cream, milk skin, the subsequent sour taste increases, a little dry wheat fragrance, baguette taste Palate: very sour, fruit vinegar, wood, sweet milk, cheerful fresh green Mention, there is even a little minerality, a bit like Hasselblad 10. The second half is very salty, strong smoke, lemongrass, camphor leaf, tea essential oil, light kumquat tail + green tea finishing rhythm Finish: short, bitter, green plants, Wang Zi milk body: medium, fat Feeling explosive, almost no tannin, medium bottom

    Nose: 86/100
    Palate: 86/100
    Finish: 85/100
    Body: 86/100
    Overall: 86/100

    Overall: If you love acid, you will get sick.

  5. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. HunterRomario scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I tasted at the Whisky Festival 2017. This Bowmorka was sitting well.
    • Nose
      The smell is medical, sharply sharp. Gauze, fresh oak, a little grassy and citrus. Green apple, pineapple, vanilla, malt, straw. There is a lot of scents between them, so there is still something to be discovered. (88 b)
    • Taste
      Sweet, sweet, with a touch of citrus and freshness, fruit fruit, oak and pineapple. (90 b)

  7. wisekycourse scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    leather, light smoke, malt, vanilla and yellow fruits!
    citrus, lemon, smoke, light peat, salt, some glue on the polish.

  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Had this one H2H with Release 1, this Rel. 6 has way more alcohol on the nose. Both are fruity, with a lot of sweetness after, like standing before a 'oliebollenkraam', powder sugar, waffles. Quite unordinary for a peated whisky...
    Both have lot of fruitiness to offer, Release 1 is less intense than 6. The sweet and sweet fruity notes are noticeable in both.
    Release 1 is smokier in the finish than Release 6. Although there are lot of similarities, Release 1 defeats Release 6 by 1 point.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Peat, bonfiresmoke, initially a lot of pickering alcohol, that gets less later on. Then fruity, ripe fruits, a bit vegetal/organic. Then a lot of sweetness, waffles, powdersugar, the 'oliebollenkraam' experience.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Pretty strong, sal ammoniac initially, sweet smoke. Later on more sweetness, fruity, citrus, some vanilla, a bit salty.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Still strong and powerful, pretty intense. Sweet smoke, citrus, vanilla, Pretty long, with some salty notes.

  9. tangtang scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    quite tasty young malt. I like it very much. Here the light fruits combined with the sweetness dominate, the smoke is only incidentally present in the nose.
    • Nose
      light smoke, light fruits, slightly sweet, alcohol somewhat present, but not intrusive. Herbs, slightly salty, slightly nutty
    • Taste
      sweet smoky, pepper, vanilla, caramel, nuts, light fruits, herbs in the background
    • Finish
      briefly strong, sweet and somewhat sour, light fruits, later somewhat nutty, bitter and dry.

  10. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Directly smoke, either it is older or at least not very smoky, rather as moderately smoky, smoke is more on the warm side, herb candy, apple, peach, grain, honey, a little vanilla, the most dominant note after the smoke is really extremely sweet herbal candies , The alcohol is clearly noticeable and cools in the nose, warming the sweetness a little, when the glass cools down again the sweetness goes back a little, a trace of cinnamon, after a while the herbs go back a little and it becomes fruity
    • Taste
      Apple, herb candy, honey, melon, grapes, some peach, some grapefruit, some pepper, smoke and ash


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