Bowmore Tempest with very appetizing whiffs of smoke and sweetness: iodine, coal and wet bonfire balanced with forward notes of barley sugar, honey and a hint of marmalade and cream toffee. Pleasantly oaky. Develops on summer fruit squash and faint hints of the exotic fruits that much older Bowmores are famed for. Also a pleasantly musty spice. Taste of big bonfire notes, quite fiery. BIG spicy black pepper and chilli notes, wrapped in thick wood and coal smoke. Much more savory and powerful than suggested by the nose. Finishing with dusty oak notes from the nose emerge as the conflagration of coal and smoky spices fades. Finally some sweetness very late on.
what batch is this? Lookin for batch no 1
Built: 1779. Current Owner: Suntory Production Capacity: 2,00,000 liters. House style: Smoky, salty and sometimes with a perfumed character. Located in the town of the same name, on the shores of Loch Indaal. Bowmore distillery was awarded 'The Distiller of the Year Award' by the International Spirits Challenge in 2000. The spirit that flows through its stills is one of the most lightly peated of the Islay whiskies. Despite using malt with a phenol content of over 20 parts per million, the spirit can stand up well to fairly lengthy maturation in rich sherry casks and the highly sought after Black Bowmore is the perfect example of this.