10 Years Old | 55.3 - 56% abv | ‘Tempest’: A violent storm of high winds, rain, snow, or hail.

Weather Beaten But Naturally Beautiful

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 five batches of the Tempest Batch numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Tasting Notes

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. 


Tempest Batch No. 4 - 55.1% ABV

On the eye deep gold. 

Breathe in menthol and sweet coconut fused toasted vanilla.

Sip bursts of tangy ripe clementines, lemon sherbet and grapefruit.

Savour rippling layers of citrus, bourbon vanilla spice and wispy smoke. 


Tempest Batch No. 5 - 55.9% ABV

On the eye deep gold. 

Breathe in white peaches, nectarines and juicy cassis with fresh lime.

Sip a wave of vanilla, juicy bursts of mandarin, tangy lime and cassis.

Savour rippling layers of nectarine and bourbon vanilla on a salty ocean breeze. 




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  • U Pi

    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.

    David Yawney

    5 star rating

    Fantastic, wonderful fruit notes with a nice dollop of smokey peat.

    Tom Alexander

    4 star rating

    The Tempest Batch No. 3 is fantastic value, a wonderful Bowmore that I shan't forget.

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