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Bowmore launches fourth in Tempest series

Islay whisky distillery Bowmore has launched Tempest 4, the fourth in its Tempest series of small batch, cask strength (55.1% abv) single malt releases.

Non-chill-filtered and aged for 10 years in first fill bourbon casks, the whisky will be released globally in May but less than 2,000 cases are available. Tempest 4 will have an RRP of £49.99.

As with each of the Tempest series of small batch releases, Tempest 4 presents subtle nuances. Thanks to a decade maturing in the legendary No 1 Vaults, the oldest in Scotland, Tempest 4 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".
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”.

28 March 2013 - Felicity Murray


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