Whisky Review: Bowmore “Tempest” Aged 10 Years Batch VI

Tasting Notes:

Bowmore “Tempest” Aged 10 Years Batch VI

Style: Bright and Feisty

Nose:

Delicious coconut cream and aromatic tropical fruits big on the nose. Beaming sweetness from freshly sliced pineapples and passionfruit pulp. Maverick spices blitz with white oak notes, opens up a soft layer of sea salt thinly cloaked with a whip of peat smoke. Fruity, malt syrup recovers at the back.

Palate:

Fragrant tropical fruits and honey sweetness fired up by overloaded spice on the palate. A light brush of vanilla and coastal peat are quickly conquered by crisp kumquat zest and green papaya notes. More oak-y undertone, spices continue the onslaught, leaving scattered touches of spearmint and dry nutty notes. Finishes with subtle, creamy malt.

Finish:

Faint oak bitterness, grapefruit peels with a drop of honey malt.

Thoughts:

Massive, fragrant Bowmore loaded with ramming spice. I like the concept. Great synergy between the what-I-think is a very fragrant spirit and youthful maturation. Subtle coastal influence and peat give a nice balancing touch. Oak component magnifies significantly over multiple sips, shipwrecks after storm perhaps?

(54.9%/2015/NCF/CS/OB/LE/Batch Number 6)