Insider knowledge: Bowmore 10 Year Old Tempest - Batch 1 whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Bowmore 10 Year Old Tempest - Batch 1 whiskey, as opposed to 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.
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
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
Fruity & strong....long aftertaste! My kind of bag'!
16th 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
..but this one i like!
5th May 2010
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