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 Bowmore Tempest  10year  55.9%

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Category: Islay Cask Strength Whisky

Age: 10year

Year:

Alcohol by Volume: 55.9%

Distiller: Distillery

Distiller notes:
For ten years these first fill Bourbon casks have lain in vaults just inches from the battering waves of Loch Indaal – the result is a whisky bright summer gold in colour. The nose is engulfed by earthy smoke and sea salt brine. A little water brings out notes of crème brulée with orange blossom and butter cream. At first on the palate there is a surprising little burst of citrus, some lemons and orange, then comes the distinct peaty character of Islay, with a taste of the neighbouring sea. The citrus returns at the end adding balance and complexity to the mouth feel and the finish is long, lingering yet clean.

Bottler notes:
The long anticipated Bowmore Tempest is a small batch release of only 2,000 cases from Islay's oldest distillery. For ten years these first fill Bourbon casks have lain in vaults just inches from the battering waves of Loch Indaall. As the name suggests, the taste of Bowmore Tempest really captures the rugged and stormy sea qualities that have been associated with its weather beaten distillery. Colour: Bright summer gold. Nose: Earthy smoke and brine water, notes of crème brulée with orange blossom with butter cream. Palate: Bursts of citrus, lemons and orange with the distinct peaty Islay character and a sea salt tang. Finish: Long, lingering yet clean and fresh.

The house style for the Bowmore distillery is: Smoky, with leafy notes (ferns?) and sea-air. Younger ages before dinner, older after.

Associated website:
Bowmore

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