Review: Bowmore Tempest (Second Release)
Bowmore Tempest (Second Release), 10 year old, 56%, $100
The first Tempest to be imported to the U.S. Aged exclusively in first-fill bourbon casks. With the bourbon cask, and relatively young age, you can really feel all the Islay love. Bracing, with plenty of sea character, along with honeyed vanilla, citrus, floral notes (especially lavender), rumbling peat smoke, tobacco, and resinous oak on the finish. A bit steep in price for a 10 year old, but very dynamic.
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 88