Bowmore 10 Year Old Tempest Batch #1 / Feis Ile 2010
Islay’s oldest working distillery, Bowmore was established in 1779 and is now regarded as one of the most popular malts not only on Islay, but in the whole of Scotland. The distillery was acquired by Stanley P. Morrison in 1963, ushering in an era of iconic single malts, including the legendary Black Bowmore, credited by many as the genesis of whisky collecting, bottled in 1993. The distillery was bought under the control Suntory the year after they had been stakeholders since 1989), and it remains one of the most collectible brands in Scotch whisky today. Bowmore is one of the few remaining Scottish distilleries to use its own floor maltings, providing them with 40% of their requirements.
The first release of the wildly popular Bowmore Tempest, cask strength and matured in first fill bourbon casks.
Bottled in 2009, the initial Tempest was limited to 12,000 bottles and was released during the 2010 Feis Ile to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the festival.