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Bowmore 10 Year Old Tempest

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@WhiskyNotesReview by @WhiskyNotes

16th Nov 2009

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Nose: a fresh mix of oranges and sea air. Nice and soft, citrus is the main component here. Then the floral notes appear, with hints of violets. Totally different than those soapy lavender Bowmores though. Strawberry candy! Some vanilla cream as well. Some maritime notes. Mouth: citrus again, but the peat kicks in now. Nice evolution with rather big salty notes, oranges and a nice bitterness. Earthy smoke. Some pepper. Finish: medium length on salt, iodine and slightly bitter green tea.

I have not been a fan of recent official Bowmores, but the least you can say is that this is a nice surprise! The nose is very pleasant and this Tempest is a fresh, enjoyable dram overall. Very good value for money.

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5 comments

@jdcook
jdcook commented

Second positive review of this dram - now I really want some... ;)

10 years ago 0

@drinix
drinix commented

I'm aslo quite intrigued by this one. I have to at least put it in my wishlist and keep an eye on it.

9 years ago 0

@Volcardi
Volcardi commented

Hi Whiskynotes,

I was wondering which cask this review is about. Can anybody compare the casks and tell me which one they prefer?

Thanks!

7 years ago 0

@WhiskyNotes
WhiskyNotes commented

Tempest is not bottled as one single cask but as a batch made up of several casks. This review is about batch n°1. I've also tried batch n°3 - it was just as good so I think you can rest assured whatever the batch number.

7 years ago 0

@Volcardi
Volcardi commented

Oh, I thought it were three single casks. Thanks for clearing that up.

7 years ago 0

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