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Morrison Bowmore Distillers' Bowmore Tempest 4

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Category - Spirits, whisky, Scotch, Islay, single malt, ten years old, 55.1% abv

Available - From next month

Location - Worldwide, specific details not available

Price - In the UK, RRP of GBP49.99 (US$76) per bottle, limited to 2,000 cases worldwide

Distribution - In UK, Cellar Trends

Morrison Bowmore has lined up the May release of Bowmore Tempest 4. The ten-year-old expression is non-chill-filtered and has been aged in first-fill Bourbon casks.

The fourth in the Tempest series follows the roll-out of Tempest 3 in late-2011.

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Bowmore, Islay’s first Single Malt whisky, has announced the highly anticipated launch of Tempest 4. This complex and rewarding dram is non-chill-filtered and aged for a decade in first fill bourbon casks. A true product of its environment - wild, raw and untamed – each mouthful is as fresh as Islay’s bracing sea-air with wisps of peat smoke and sweet citrus. Less than 2,000 cases have been released worldwide, priced at £49.99 RRP in the UK, 55.1% ABV.

As with each of the Tempest series of small batch releases, Tempest 4 presents subtle nuances whilst retaining Bowmore’s unique quality – perfect balance. Thanks to a decade maturing in the legendary No 1 Vaults, the oldest in Scotland, Tempest 4’s tastes more textured and fresh than many other Islay Scotches with a mouth-filling minerality and a long, salty finish.

Master Blender Rachel Barrie describes the dram as “Effervescent waves of citrus and ocean spice, tempered by warm ripples of smooth vanilla and wispy smoke".

“It's like being out on a boat in the ocean waves, with bracing sea air, ocean spices and salty drizzle sharpening the senses and clearing the mind," said Barrie. "As you get closer to shore, the bright sun breaks through the clouds bringing a satisfying warmth, rewarding you with sun-drenched fruit and vanilla sweetness."

Completing the experience, Barrie suggests a unique food pairing that fuses sweet and savoury. "Vanilla ice cream, olive oil drizzle and a sprinkle of sea-salt served with mandarin and pistachio meringue.

Tempest 4 is available from May.

The Bowmore domestic product range:

  • Bowmore Legend
  • Bowmore 12 Years Old
  • Bowmore 15 Years Old ‘Darkest’
  • Bowmore 18 Years Old
  • Bowmore 25 Years Old

Original source: Company Release


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