Aged for a decade in first-fill bourbon casks, with only our No. 1 Vaults' wall to protect it from the crashing waves beyond, Bowmore Tempest encapsulates all the rugged, stormy sea qualities associated with our weather-beaten distillery. As complex as they come, this golden-coloured treasure still retains Bowmore's differentiating quality - perfect balance. Bowmore Tempest is released in small batches.
So far we have released three batches of the Tempest Batch numbers 1, 2 and 3.
Tempest Batch No. 1 - 55.3% ABV
On the eye bright summer gold.
Breathe in earthy smoke and brine water.
Sip bursts of citrus, lemons and oranges.
Savour the distinct peaty Islay character and sea-salt tang.
Tempest Batch No. 2 - 56% ABV
On the eye warm gold.
Breathe in dry peat smoke perfectly balanced by delicious zesty lemon pepper.
Sip initial bursts of lemon pepper followed by the signature Bowmore peaty set salt tang. The citrus returns at the end adding balance and complexity to the mouth feel.
Savour fresh lemon pepper.
Tempest Batch No. 3 - 55.6% ABV
On the eye bright, golden summer barley.
Breathe in Seville orange zest with Islay peat smoke.
Sip initally dry but giving way to reveal orange blossom and an atlantic sea-salt tang.
Savour lingering warming peat.
5 star rating
Lovely whiskies! Unfortunately I haven't met batch 3 at all, and failed to buy a couple of extra bottles of batch 1.
5 star rating
Fantastic, wonderful fruit notes with a nice dollop of smokey peat.
4 star rating
The Tempest Batch No. 3 is fantastic value, a wonderful Bowmore that I shan't forget.
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