Insider knowledge: Bowmore 100 Degrees Proof whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Bowmore 100 Degrees Proof whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Malty with pronounced saline notes and fresh sea air. Some light wood smoke and a subtle toffee sweetness.
Palate: A big, rich luscious smokiness, balanced with sweet caramelised sugar, vanilla and citrus notes. Finish: Powerful and warm.
Bigger than the Tempest batch 3 in my opinion.
This is on the good side of Bowmore:)
2nd March 2014