What's in a name? Bowmore 10 Year Old Tempest - Batch 1 whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Bowmore 10 Year Old Tempest - Batch 1 whiskey, rather than whisky.
Nose: Lots of fruit, nectarine, citrus, pear. Good peaty backbone with a hint of the coast. Fresh.
Palate: Very fruity, peaty and rich. Cereal sweetness, complex. Smoky, coastal.
Finish: Long, fresh, tangy, salty.
Hoped for a strong aroma Islay and get a calvados. Big apple in the face with just a tiny smokey note. A bit of peaty smoke in the palate but fastly transposed with the fruit arrival. If you're looking for the true Islay, that IS NOT what it seems.
11th March 2010
..but this one i like!
5th May 2010
...though i'm not a really big fan of Bowmore! There are a lot better Whiskys from Islay like: Ardbeg,Caol Ila,Lagavulin etc.!!!
11th May 2010
Fruity & strong....long aftertaste! My kind of bag'!
16th May 2010
Although you would expect something else when drinking an islay dram, more peat etc. this bottle gives me shivers. What a pleasant experience wich starts at smelling the delicious vapours coming out pouring some.
For the moment one of my favourites!
13th April 2011
First batch is a most delicious and well balanced whisky. Very different from 2nd and 3rd. The 1st has just the right peat and fruit with a good long aftertaste. Well done!
11th June 2013