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Bowmore

The River Laggan journeys many miles through Islay, cutting its course through ferrous rocks, peat bog, moss and grassy mound, ‘til it finds itself at the Western harbour town of Bowmore, Islay’s capital. The distillery produces some two million litres annually and adheres to strict traditions; production methods have scarcely changed in two centuries. Founded in 1779, by John Simpson, Bowmore is Islay’s oldest distillery. Following purchase in 1837, by William and James Mutter, the distillery was resold in 1892 to the Bowmore Distillery Company Ltd.

Changing hands twice during the late 1920s, in 1963 the distillery was purchased for £117,000 by Stanley P Morrison. Bowmore has had a long affiliation with Japanese pioneers Suntory, who acquired a stake in the company during the late 1980s. In 1994, they bought the company outright. Bowmore enjoys a curious middle-ground as far as flavour is concerned; far from being a lighter offering - à la Northern Islay-based Bunnahabhain - the spirit is not as heavily peated nor as smoky, as its three Southern cousins surrounding Port Ellen.

Today, Bowmore produces a heralded malt and the second best-selling Islay whisky after the leviathan Laphroaig. The range is quite large and independent bottlings have been released as well as a core range of acclaimed house bottlings, including the rare 1993 released Black Bowmore, a 1964 vintage whose initial asking price was around £2,500.

Bowmore 27 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 47.6%

This is the fifth batch of Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. It's a well-aged expression from the distillery on the isle of Islay, having…  More info

Bowmore 27 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$367.25
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Bowmore 15 Year Old

70cl, 43%

A 15 year old released in January of 2007 from the legendary Bowmore distillery in Islay, finished in Sherry casks, imparting a rich sweetness that blends well with the peaty elements.  More info

Bowmore 15 Year Old
45
$55.68
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Bowmore 18 Year Old

70cl, 43%

A comparatively recent release from Bowmore, the 18 year old was launched in January of 2007 to replace the 17 year old. A perfumed, fruity offering from the Islay distillery.  More info

Bowmore 18 Year Old
21
$85.45
$78.12
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Bowmore 12 Year Old

70cl, 40%

The heart of the Bowmore range, the 12 year old exhibits some beautiful coastal notes with a gentle peat, it is the balance that the floral element presents that makes this a great entry bottling for…  More info

Bowmore 12 Year Old
101
$38.37
$27.85
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Bw7 - Elements of Islay (Bowmore)

50cl, 53.2%

It's the seventh release of Bw from the Elements of Islay independent bottling range. If only we could crack the code and figure out which Islay whisky distillery this one came from... If only...  More info

Bw7 - Elements of Islay (Bowmore)
$107.03

Bowmore No.1

70cl, 40%

Bowmore No.1 is producing using single malt Scotch whisky drawn exclusively from first-fill bourbon casks, imparting a creamy sweetness which blends well with the robust Islay smoke that Bowmore is…  More info

Bowmore No.1
9
$36.67
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Bowmore 26 Year Old - The Vintner's Trilogy

70cl, 48.7%

The Vintner's Trilogy from Bowmore showcases the impact of lengthy wine-cask-finishes on the terrific Islay single malt. The 26 year old expression began its maturation in ex-bourbon barrels for 13…  More info

Bowmore 26 Year Old - The Vintner's Trilogy
2
$374.06
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Bowmore Gold Reef 1l

100cl, 43%

From Bowmore's travel retail selection, unveiled in 2014, the Gold Reef is a gorgeous coastal dram, matured mostly in first-fill ex-bourbon casks. A fantastic Islay single malt.  More info

Bowmore Gold Reef 1l
4
$64.93
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Bowmore 25 Year Old

70cl, 43%

A 25 year old from the Bowmore distillery aged in American bourbon and Spanish sherry casks. The sherry influence combines wonderfully with the coastal, smoky distillery style to create a sublime…  More info

Bowmore 25 Year Old
5
$310.55
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Bowmore Vault Edition - Atlantic Sea Salt

70cl, 51.5%

The first release in Bowmore's Vault Edition series, launched in 2016. This series will explore four of the characteristics found in Bowmore's whiskies after maturing in their No.1 Vaults maturation…  More info

Bowmore Vault Edition - Atlantic Sea Salt
9
$80.26
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Bowmore 1991 (bottled 2016) (cask 253010) - Rare Select (Montgomerie's)

70cl, 46%

This a Montgomerie's Rare Select bottling of Bowmore single malt, aged in a single cask from April 1991 to April 2016. Lovely Islay whisky to be had, right here.  More info

Bowmore 1991 (bottled 2016) (cask 253010) - Rare Select (Montgomerie's)
$250.48
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Bowmore 14 Year Old 2002 (casks 815801-815810) - Chieftain's (Ian Macleod)

70cl, 46%

A Chieftain's bottling of 14 year old single malt from the excellent Bowmore distillery on the Isle of Islay. This was distilled in April 2002 and allowed to mature in hogshead casks until August…  More info

Bowmore 14 Year Old 2002 (casks 815801-815810) - Chieftain's (Ian Macleod)
$79.04
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Bowmore 19 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 51.4%

A 19 year old single malt from the Bowmore distillery, independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. That lifeguard from the nearby pool (which Bowmore heats using waste heat from its…  More info

Bowmore 19 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$185.20

Bowmore Legend

70cl, 40%

A young, rather gentle Bowmore. Whilst not massively complex or full-bodied, Legend is still a great value for money malt.  More info

Bowmore Legend
20
$43.32
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Bowmore 26 Year Old 1991 - The Chairman’s Legacy (Càrn Mòr Bequest)

70cl, 42.9%

This limited edition indie bottling of 26 year old Bowmore single malt was released by Càrn Mòr in celebration of Morrison & MacKay chairman Brian Morrison as he retires, and the top work he…  More info

Bowmore 26 Year Old 1991 - The Chairman’s Legacy (Càrn Mòr Bequest)
$342.68

Bowmore 15 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 48.3%

Marvellous single malt from the Bowmore distillery on Islay, independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. This one is a 15 year old expression, boasting a delicious balance between peaty…  More info

Bowmore 15 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$83.47
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Bowmore 27 Year Old 1991 (cask 22121) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 41.8%

A 27 year old single malt from the Bowmore distillery on Islay, independently bottled by Càrn Mòr for the Celebration of the Cask range. It was aged in a single bourbon barrel and left to age from…  More info

Bowmore 27 Year Old 1991 (cask 22121) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)
$294.49

Bowmore 2002 (bottled 2017) (cask 14) - Samaroli

70cl, 50%

A 2002 vintage single malt from the Bowmore distillery on Islay, bottled by Italian indie bottler, Samaroli! It was bottled in 2017, and only 380 bottles were produced. A restrained expression - not…  More info

Bowmore 2002 (bottled 2017) (cask 14) - Samaroli
$517.37
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Bowmore 1992 (bottled 2017) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 50.7%

This single malt Scotch whisky was distilled at Bowmore on 17 September 1992 and matured in a single cask until September 2017, when it was bottled at a cask strength of 50.7% ABV for Mackillop's…  More info

Bowmore 1992 (bottled 2017) - Mackillop's Choice
$365.01
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Bowmore 42 Year Old 1974 (cask 4435) - Cask Strength Collection Rare Reserve (Signatory)

70cl, 49.6%

Very old single malt from the Bowmore distillery on Islay, drawn from a single hogshead cask that matured the whisky for a massive 42 years. Said cask was filled in May 1974 and cracked open in…  More info

Bowmore 42 Year Old 1974 (cask 4435) - Cask Strength Collection Rare Reserve (Signatory)
$2,409.41

Bowmore Springtide

70cl, 54.9%

Bowmore Springtide is the distillery's premium offering for the travel retail market, a cask strength, non chill-filtered single malt predominantly matured in first-fill Spanish Oloroso sherry casks.  More info

Bowmore Springtide
$214.11
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Bowmore 15 Year Old 2002 (cask 136) - Lady of the Glen (Hannah Whisky Merchants)

70cl, 54.3%

The Bowmore distillery on the Isle of Islay has long-produced spectacular single malts - and as luck would have it, we've got our hands on another one for you lucky lot! This one is a single cask…  More info

Bowmore 15 Year Old 2002 (cask 136) - Lady of the Glen (Hannah Whisky Merchants)
$117.16

Bowmore 15 Year Old 2001 (cask 11803) - Clan Denny (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48%

Oh, hello - could it be another excellent bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Clan Denny selection by Douglas Laing? Marvellous! This delicious indie bottling of 15 year old Islay single…  More info

Bowmore 15 Year Old 2001 (cask 11803) - Clan Denny (Douglas Laing)
$106.61

Bowmore 34 Year Old 1971

70cl, 51%

A cask strength 34 year old single malt from Bowmore. This was distilled in 1971 and matured in ex-sherry casks before bottling as part of an outturn of just 960 bottles. The colour is rich and dark…  More info

Bowmore 34 Year Old 1971
$6,419.74

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1990 Sherry Matured

70cl, 53.8%

A 1990 vintage from the Bowmore distillery, bottled at cask strength, this 16 year old was matured in Oloroso sherry casks and the sherry notes really shine through with enough strength to match up…  More info

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1990 Sherry Matured
$422.99

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