Bowmore Tempest VI

Bowmore Tempest VI

(0.7l, 54.9%)


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Bowmore Tempest VI is a cask-strength testament that there are still craftsmen alive and well in the big Whisky houses along the moors.
 
The Bowmore Distillery is one of the oldest in all of Scotland and lies on the Isle of Islay, on the banks of the Western coastline. The sea brings it its famous character, which in combination with peat gives birth to one of the most recognized flavours in the Whisky World.

The techniques that Bowmore employs have remained the same for centuries. The water they use is from the adjacent Laggan river, the kiln is heated with Islay peat and they still use the traditional wooden malt shovel to turn the barley.

Islay is special. For centuries, all they had was the local barley, clear spring water, cut and dried peat to heat their homes, and the sea … always there was the sea. If you take all that and wring it into a barrel, you get Bowmore … a Whisky spirit that clings to the memory of the barley, the peat, and the sea. 

The Bowmore Tempest editions are limited release, small-batch issues. They get a good bit of extra care and consideration, not the least of which is that they get the best wood to age in—first fill ex-Bourbon. So all of the Tempest editions get a greater share of the sweetness and vanilla esters that come with those barrels. Bowmore issues one Tempest each year, and this one is batch number 6. And since this is small-batch stuff, there are differences you can taste.

The Tempest editions are served up at cask strength, and each ABV is a little different (a fun little quirk).  Tempest 6 is 54.9%, so hang on to your britches. Better yet, add a healthy splash of water. Difference this year is the emphasis is on tropical-fruit character. Why? Who knows, and God bless ‘em that is just the way it should be with a small-batch dram! Bowmore Tempest VI is definitely an Islay single-malt, so the peat is there. Enjoy it you salty dog! 
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    54.9%
  • Distillery

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creamy vanilla
smoky
tropical
citrus peel
lemon zest
salty
dark honey
burnt sugar
sweet
What does Bowmore Tempest VI taste like?

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Scotch Whisky is almost never aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation, while many times ageing process and flavour finishing is concluded in various wine casks, such as sherry or port.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Burnt Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Packed with tropical fruit notes

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Peat, a dash of tropical friut

Finish
Longer, sweet with berry notes
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