Category: Islay single malt whisky
Product of: United Kingdom
Released November 2012 (less than 2,000 cases worldwide), this is the fourth release in Bowmore's Tempest series of limited edition cask strength malts, first launched in September 2009. Tempest 4 was aged for decade in first-fill ex-bourbon casks and is bottled without chill-filtration.
Sampled on 04/04/2013
Clear, golden amber.
New leather, vanilla, vegetal peat and toasted coconut with light menthol, orange zest and cedar wood. Water releases more spicy wood and vanilla custard.
Salty, leathery lemon and grapefruit zest with vegetal peat and black pepper woody spice. As with the nose, water releases vanilla custard with light nuttiness.
Salt and pepper vegetal note - think Chinese restaurant crispy seaweed with a touch of nuttiness and lingering peat.
Closure: Natural cork stopper