Bowmore, the first Islay Single Malt Whisky is delighted to announce it has been awarded Gold at the 2010 International Wines and Sprits Competition. Founded in 1969, the IWSC is widely regarded as the premier competition of its kind in the world, representing the best of the best in the world of wine and spirit.
Bowmore Tempest limited edition, launched in 2009, is a balanced yet complex dram that really captures the spirit of the distillery on Islay. Released as a small batch of only 2,000 cases, the whisky has lain for 10 years in first fill Bourbon casks in vaults just inches from the battering waves of Loch Indaal – the result is a whisky bright summer gold in colour. The nose is engulfed by earthy smoke and a sea salt brine. A little water brings out notes of crème brulée with orange blossom and butter cream
The judges notes read as follows; Aromatic nose with citrus and smoke and some fine malt backing. Hints of peat. Rich and full in the mouth with great balance and some delicate characters. Citrus makes a strong statement in the mid palate then the peat, smoke and malt get back into full gear. Hints of dark chocolate appear before the youthful finish.
Bowmore Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a multi-award winner. Most recently, Bowmore 12 year old received an acclaimed Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. In 2008, the single malt scooped the Trophy for Best Spirit Range and Trophy for Best Overall Spirit at the International Spirits Challenge Awards. The 2008 Malt Advocate Whisky Awards also honoured the Black Bowmore with the Scotch Malt Whisky of the Year Award and the White Bowmore was awarded a place in the Top Ten New Whiskies for 2008.
Colour: Bright summer gold
Nose: Earthy smoke and brine water, notes of crème brulée with orange blossom with butter cream
Palate: Bursts of citrus, lemons and orange with the distinct peaty Islay character and a sea salt tang.
Finish: Long, lingering yet clean and fresh
Strength: 55.3% alc. (Natural cask strength)
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