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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.

Shellfish Platter 1997 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore)

70cl, 46%

A single cask Bowmore, bottled by the folks at Wemyss Malts! This was distilled on Islay in 1997 and left to age in a single hgshead cask until 2015, when it was bottled at 46% ABV and bestowed the…  More info

Shellfish Platter 1997 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore)
$90.24

Bowmore 28 Year Old 1981 Vintage Edition

70cl, 49.5%

A limited edition 1981 vintage Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky, matured for 28 years before being bottled at 49.6% in 2010. Each numbered bottle comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by…  More info

Bowmore 28 Year Old 1981 Vintage Edition
$1,021.85

Bowmore - Batch 2 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 49%

The second batch of That Boutique-y Whisky Company's Bowmore is a smoky, muscular whisky with more than a hint of sherry in the mix. It comes with a rather wonderful comic book illustration of the…  More info

Bowmore - Batch 2 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1989

70cl, 51.8%

A cask strength 16 year old, a rare edition from a vatting of 134 casks of 1989 vintage Bowmore, most of the casks were ex-bourbon. The resultant single malt is thick and exudes fruit and floral…  More info

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1989

Bowmore 23 Year Old 1989 Port Matured

70cl, 50.8%

A 23 year old single malt from the Bowmore distillery, aged completely in port casks to compliment the floral and peaty flavours the Islay distillery is known for. Because it's such a special…  More info

Bowmore 23 Year Old 1989 Port Matured
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$341.34

Bowmore 50 Year Old 1961

70cl, 40.7%

Distilled on a very, very cold (as Bowmore like to emphasise) 22nd December in 1961, when 500 litres of new make were filled into a pair of American oak bourbon hogsheads. After 50 long years in…  More info

Bowmore 50 Year Old 1961
$16,768.80

Bowmore 13 Year Old 2002 (bottled 2016) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)

70cl, 52.3%

Bottled in January 2016 by Gleann Mór, this is a 13 year old Bowmore single cask whisky from Islay. No chill filtration nor artificial colouring has been used and the outturn was just 204 bottles.  More info

Bowmore 13 Year Old 2002 (bottled 2016) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1999 (cask 11107) Feis Ile 2016 - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.3%

A single cask Islay single malt from Bowmore bottled by Douglas Laing for Fèis Ìle 2016. Distilled in September 1999, it matured in a refill hogshead until March 2016 when the outturn was 246 bottles.  More info

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1999 (cask 11107) Feis Ile 2016 - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

Bowmore 13 Year Old 2002 (casks 2166+2170) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

Don't want any of that chilfiltering happening anywhere near your whisky? Signatory Un-Chillfiltered Collection will be the independent bottling range for you, then! This is a 13 year old Bowmore…  More info

Bowmore 13 Year Old 2002 (casks 2166+2170) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

Bowmore 19 Year Old 1996 (cask 960038) (Adelphi)

70cl, 57.2%

A 1996 vintage bottling of single cask Bowmore, matured for over 19 years! Bottled by the good folk at Adelphi, the outturn was 214 bottles.  More info

Bowmore 19 Year Old 1996 (cask 960038) (Adelphi)
$112.60

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1992 Bordeaux Wine Cask Finish

70cl, 53.5%

A cask strength release from the Islay distillery, Bowmore. This 'Claret' finish whisky has been matured for 16 years, with a finish in a Bordeaux Wine Cask - the label is emblazoned, accordingly,…  More info

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1992 Bordeaux Wine Cask Finish
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Bowmore 32 Year Old 1968

70cl, 45.5%

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stanley P. Morrison Company, Bowmore's owners since 1963, this 32 year old single malt Scotch whisky was bottled around the year 2000. The Bowmore whisky…  More info

Bowmore 32 Year Old 1968
$1,148.09

Sweet Peat Posy 1987 (bottled 2014) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore)

70cl, 46%

A Wemyss bottling of Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single hogshead from 1987 to 2014. It was bottled with an outturn of 231 bottles. With a title like "Sweet Peat Posy", you'll want…  More info

Sweet Peat Posy 1987 (bottled 2014) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore)
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$208.82

Bw4 - Elements of Islay (Bowmore)

50cl, 51.6%

From Speciality Drinks' Elements of Islay range comes Bw4, an independently bottled single malt Scotch whisky from a famous Islay distillery. You might have heard of them, in fact. You might even be…  More info

Bw4 - Elements of Islay (Bowmore)
$73.31

Bowmore 12 Year Old 2002 (cask 11509) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%

From one of the most well-loved Scotch distillery - Bowmore out on the Isle of Islay - comes this 12 year old single malt Scotch whisky, bottled as part of the Old Malt Cask by Hunter Laing. It was…  More info

Bowmore 12 Year Old 2002 (cask 11509) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

Bowmore 12 Year Old 2002 (casks 2178+2180) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

An independently bottled Bowmore single malt, drawn from two refill Sherry hogsheads by Signatory! The whisky was distilled by Bowmore in October 2002 and bottled in March 2015 without any chill…  More info

Bowmore 12 Year Old 2002 (casks 2178+2180) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

Coastal Confection 1996 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore)

70cl, 54.7%

Another fantastic Wemyss Malts independently bottled whisky here, this time from the renowned Bowmore distillery on Islay. It was distilled in 1996 and left to age in a hogshead cask until 2015, when…  More info

Coastal Confection 1996 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore)
$81.85

Bowmore 13 Year Old 2001 (cask 11155) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%

An independently bottled single malt from the Bowmore distillery on the Isle of Islay, matured in a single refill hoggie for 13 years. It was distilled by Bowmore in December 2001 and bottled in…  More info

Bowmore 13 Year Old 2001 (cask 11155) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

Bowmore 23 Year Old 1990 (cask 532) - Rare Select (Montgomerie's)

70cl, 46%

Fan's of Bowmore's wonderful peaty Islay whisky will be rather excited about this - an independent bottling of 23 year old Bowmore single malt, bottled by Montgomerie's for their Rare Select range.…  More info

Bowmore 23 Year Old 1990 (cask 532) - Rare Select (Montgomerie's)

Bowmore 17 Year Old 1998 (casks 800153 + 800154) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 55.5%

A Signatory bottling of two consecutive hogsheads of Bowmore single malt distilled in 1998. The total outturn was 244 bottles.  More info

Bowmore 17 Year Old 1998 (casks 800153 + 800154) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Bw5 - Elements of Islay (Bowmore)

50cl, 50.2%

From the Speciality Drinks Periodic-Table-influenced Elements of Islay range comes the fifth edition of "Bw". Good balance of citrus fruit and classic Bowmore smoke with this one.  More info

Bw5 - Elements of Islay (Bowmore)
$89.03

Bowmore 15 Year Old 1999 (cask 10583) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%

An independent bottling of 15 year old Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky, presented as part of the Old Particular range from Douglas Laing. This Islay treat was distilled back in September 1999 (when…  More info

Bowmore 15 Year Old 1999 (cask 10583) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1998 (cask 11211) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%

16 year old Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky, bottled as part of the Old Malt Cask range by Hunter Laing. This peaty Islay treat was distilled in June 1998 and set aside to age in refill hogshead…  More info

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1998 (cask 11211) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1998 (cask 800152) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 56.7%

Mature in a refill Sherry hogshead for 16 years, this Bowmore was distilled on 2nd June 1998 and bottled on 10th April 2015. A delicious offering from Signatory's Cask Strength Collection, the…  More info

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1998 (cask 800152) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Bowmore 30 Year Old 1985 (cask 1062) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)

70cl, 52.3%

This one certainly is 'A Rare Find' indeed - An independent bottling of 30 year old Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky! It was distilled back in March 1985, matured in cask #1062 and bottled in May…  More info

Bowmore 30 Year Old 1985 (cask 1062) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)

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