Bowmore launches Tempest 4

bowmore-logo-smBowmore, Islay’s first Single Malt whisky, has announced the launch of Tempest 4 their next small batch release. It is non-chill-filtered and aged for a decade (in the legendary No 1 Vaults) in first fill bourbon casks. Less than 2,000 cases have been released worldwide.

The Tempest 4 has been described by Master Blender Rachel Barrie “Effervescent waves of citrus and ocean spice, tempered by warm ripples of smooth vanilla and wispy smoke”.

It has been bottled at 55.1% ABV. The RRP in UK for this release is £49.99 (around R700).

Tempest 4 is available from May.

For more information as well as the tasting notes for this new release, please visit the source link below.

News source – http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2013/04/bowmore-islay-single-malt-scotch-whisky-launches-bowmore-tempest-4-scotch-whisky-news/

Some Bowmore information (from http://www.bowmore.com):

  • Founded over two centuries ago in 1779 and is the oldest Distillery on Islay.
  • Bowmore’s legendary No. 1 Vaults is the oldest maturation warehouse in Scotland and the only one below sea level.
  • One of only a handful of distilleries to still produce its own floor malted barley. Every 4 hours, the barley is hand turned by their Maltmen using traditional wooden malt shovels and hand drawn machinery.
  • Their malt is smoked in a peat-fired kiln.
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