Bowmore Tempest VI
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bowmore
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 54.9%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • creamy vanilla
  • smoky
  • tropical
  • citrus peel
  • lemon zest
  • dark honey
  • salty
  • burnt sugar
  • sweet

Bowmore

Tempest VI (0.7l, 54.9%)

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Character Goatson
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 Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bowmore
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 54.9%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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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  • creamy vanilla
  • smoky
  • tropical
  • citrus peel
  • lemon zest
  • dark honey
  • salty
  • burnt sugar
  • sweet
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
In 2007, an unopened bottle of Bowmore bottled in 1850, was sold at auction for £29,400.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
During World War II, Bowmore was closed for production. But they opened up their dock and offices for a local squadron of RAF Flying Boats, for anti-submarine warfare operations. 
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
In 2007, an unopened bottle of Bowmore bottled in 1850, was sold at auction for £29,400.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
During World War II, Bowmore was closed for production. But they opened up their dock and offices for a local squadron of RAF Flying Boats, for anti-submarine warfare operations. 
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
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