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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 Mizunara Cask Finish

70cl, 53.9%

Single malt Scotch whisky from Bowmore distillery on Islay, made up of different vintages from the 1990s (so around 15-25 years old), finished in Japanese Mizunara oak! This is the first time that…  More info

Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish
$686.23

Bowmore 30 Year Old 1985 (bottled 2015) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)

70cl, 49.3%

Oooh, 30 year old Bowmore - very exciting stuff from Gleann Mór's A Rare Find range! This was distilled on the Island of Islay in March 1985 and bottled in May 2015 with an outturn of 74 bottles.  More info

Bowmore 30 Year Old 1985 (bottled 2015) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1998 (cask 10448) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%

An independently bottled Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky, aged in a single cask for 16 years! This lovely little Islay whisky was distilled in June 1998 and left to age until September 2014, when…  More info

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1998 (cask 10448) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1998 (cask 800151) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 54.3%

A gorgeous independent bottling of single malt from the Bowmore distillery on the isle of Islay, presented at cask strength. It was distilled back in June 1998 and set aside to age in a single…  More info

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1998 (cask 800151) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Bw3 - Elements of Islay (Bowmore)

50cl, 51.6%

Bw3 is the third instalment of Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky for Speciality Drinks' Elements of Islay range. It doesn't take a scientist to know that this should be some tasty independently…  More info

Bw3 - Elements of Islay (Bowmore)
$63.29

Bowmore 12 Year Old 2002 (cask 10430) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

An independently bottled Bowmore single malt, mature in a single Sherry butt (#10430) for 12 years. Coming from Douglas Laing's Provenance range, which celebrates the seasons of distillation, the…  More info

Bowmore 12 Year Old 2002 (cask 10430) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Bowmore 12 Year Old With Free Water Jug

70cl, 40%

The Bowmore 12 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky - sure to have been a wonderful introduction to the coastal, peated whisky of Islay to many a whisky fan. Gentle but distinct peaty notes waft in,…  More info

Bowmore 12 Year Old With Free Water Jug
$33.43

Bowmore 14 Year Old 1999 (cask 10146) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%

14 year old Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky, bottled for the Old Malt Cask range by Hunter Laing. 563 bottles were produced.  More info

Bowmore 14 Year Old 1999 (cask 10146) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

Aniseed Pastille 1996 - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore)

70cl, 46%

Single malt Scotch whisky from the Bowmore distillery, matured in a single hogshead from 1996 to 2014. It was bottled with an outturn of 344 bottles by Wemyss and given the tasty title Aniseed…  More info

Aniseed Pastille 1996 - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore)
$96.17

Bowmore 12 Year Old 2001 (cask 10919) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%

Independently bottles Islay single malt Scotch whisky, distilled by the chaps at the Bowmore distillery. Cask #10919, a refill hogshead, was filled in December 2001 and left to age the whisky for 12…  More info

Bowmore 12 Year Old 2001 (cask 10919) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

The Rockpool 1995 (bottled 2014) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore)

70cl, 57.2%

This is a Wemyss Malts bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Bowmore distillery, matured in a single hogshead from 1995 to 2014. Excitingly, this one was bottled at cask strength - a robust…  More info

The Rockpool 1995 (bottled 2014) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore)
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$117.22

Bowmore 21 Year Old 1990 - Lady of the Glen (Hannah Whisky Merchants)

75cl, 50%

A very special release from the Lady of the Glen independent bottling range of some very Sherried Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky. It was distilled back in November 1990, left to mature in a…  More info

Bowmore 21 Year Old 1990 - Lady of the Glen (Hannah Whisky Merchants)
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$329.06

Bowmore 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 10454) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 60.1%

18 year old single malt from Islay's Bowmore distillery, distilled back in March 1996. After spending 18 years in a single refill hogshead, Douglas Laing deemed this whisky good enough to join their…  More info

Bowmore 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 10454) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$120.07

Cacao Geyser 1998 (bottled 2014) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore)

70cl, 46%

An independently bottled Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky, which has been given the bold, expressive title 'Cacao Geyser' by the bottler, Wemyss. It's a 1998 vintage from the distillery on Islay,…  More info

Cacao Geyser 1998 (bottled 2014) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore)
$74.64

Bowmore 17 Year Old 1997 (cask 2421) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 52.3%

From the Bowmore distillery on Islay comes a single cask single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by the wonderful chaps at Signatory. This Cask Strength Collection bottling features 17 year old whisky…  More info

Bowmore 17 Year Old 1997 (cask 2421) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest No.1 Vaults Gift Set

70cl, 43%

A fantastic gift set from the Islay distillery, Bowmore. It includes a 70cl bottle of Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest single malt Scotch whisky, which has been matured in American bourbon barrels and…  More info

Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest No.1 Vaults Gift Set
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$89.37

Bowmore Tempest 10 Year Old - Batch 4

70cl, 55.1%

Bowmore's 4th release of the 10 year old, bourbon matured Tempest. Decribed on the box as being "as fresh as the sea-air with wisps of peat smoke and sweet citrus", this matches this batch…  More info

Bowmore Tempest 10 Year Old - Batch 4
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$53.13

Bowmore Bicentenary

75cl, 43%

It is said that the rare Bicentenary Bowmore is one of the most delicious Bowmores ever bottled. This is 75.7 proof, it's volume is stated as 26 2.3 fl oz. It was released to celebrate the…  More info

Bowmore Bicentenary
$1,781.35

Bowmore Tempest 10 Year Old - Batch 3

70cl, 55.6%

The third release of the stunningly good Bowmore Tempest, a cask-strength 10 year old from the Islay distillery. This particular expression offers up oodles of fruity flavour and complexity.  More info

Bowmore Tempest 10 Year Old - Batch 3
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$45.01

Bowmore 25 Year Old 1987 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 48.5%

Another fabulous release of single cask Scotch whisky from Hunter Laing, the company created when the two Laing brothers at Douglas Laing went their separate ways. This edition of their Old & Rare…  More info

Bowmore 25 Year Old 1987 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)
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Bowmore 22 Year Old 1990 (cask 185078) - Rare Select (Montgomerie's)

70cl, 46%

Distilled on 24th April 1990 at the Bowmore distillery on Islay, this whisky spent nearly 23 years in cask 185078 before bottling by Montgomerie's as part of their Rare Select range in March 2013.  More info

Bowmore 22 Year Old 1990 (cask 185078) - Rare Select (Montgomerie's)

Bowmore Tempest 10 Year Old - Batch 2

70cl, 56%

The second release of Bowmore's cask strength Tempest. This is aged for 10 years in first fill bourbon casks in the Number 1 vaults at Bowmore, which are literally at the edge of Loch Indaal.  More info

Bowmore Tempest 10 Year Old - Batch 2
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$57.49

Bowmore Dawn

70cl, 51.5%

A wonderful port cask finished whisky from Bowmore, this received an incredibly impressive 94 points in the Jim Murray Whisky Bible 2008.  More info

Bowmore Dawn

Bowmore 9 Year Old 2003 (cask 9574) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

Independently bottled Islay single malt Scotch whisky from the beloved Bowmore distillery. It was put into the single refill hogshead in Winter 2003 and emerged from the cask in Spring 2013, like a…  More info

Bowmore 9 Year Old 2003 (cask 9574) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Bowmore 15 Year Old 1998 (cask 10228) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%

15 year old Bowmore single malt, what a treat! This Islay whisky was distilled in January 1998 and left to mature in a single refill hogshead. Many years later, in December 2013, the chaps at Hunter…  More info

Bowmore 15 Year Old 1998 (cask 10228) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

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