Bowmore Tempest is a small batch release of only 2,000 cases. It has been matured for ten years in first fill Bourbon casks.
The nose is engulfed by earthy smoke and a sea salt brine. A little water brings out notes of crme brule with orange blossom and butter cream.
At first on the palate there is a surprising little burst of citrus, some lemons and orange, then comes the distinct peaty character of Islay, with a taste of the neighbouring sea. The citrus returns at the end adding balance and complexity to the mouthfeel and the finish is long, lingering yet clean.
Kirsteen Beeston, Bowmore Marketing Manager said: We are so proud to reveal Bowmore Tempest. Its a balanced yet complex dram that really captures the spirit of the distillery on Islay and the craftsmanship that has been applied to make this beautiful tasting single malt.
- SUMMARY - Review by whisky apprentice - Newlyn, Cornwall
Nose - Little restrained at first, light earthy smoke, orange blossom, plasticine, salty fish
Palate - Orange juicy fruit, iodine, salty, delicate but firm.
Finish - sweet, little steely (Posted on 30/03/2011)