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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 22 Year Old Aston Martin - Masters' Selection

70cl, 51.5%

Another phenomenal collaboration between Islay's Bowmore distillery and Aston Martin, it's the incredible 22 Year Old released for the Masters' Selection. It's a blend of whisky matured in American…  More info

Bowmore 22 Year Old Aston Martin - Masters' Selection

Bowmore 22 Year Old The Changeling

70cl, 51.2%

Part of the Bowmore Frank Quietly series made in collaboration with the artist, The Changeling is a superb 22-year-old single malt. Initially matured in American oak hogsheads, the whisky them moved…  More info

Bowmore 22 Year Old The Changeling

Bowmore 23 Year Old 1996 (cask 960014) - The Single Malts of Scotland

70cl, 56.1%

A brilliant indie Bowmore from The Single Malts of Scotland, distilled all the way back in March 1996! It spent its days in a single sherry butt, where it rested for nearly a quarter of a century. It…  More info

Bowmore 23 Year Old 1996 (cask 960014) - The Single Malts of Scotland

Bowmore 23 Year Old 1997 (cask 2692) - Infrequent Flyers (Alistair Walker)

70cl, 48.5%

Well-aged whisky from the Bowmore Distillery - music to our ears! This is an Infrequent Flyers bottling of single malt from Bowmore, distilled in 1997 and matured for 23 years. It was finished in a…  More info

Bowmore 23 Year Old 1997 (cask 2692) - Infrequent Flyers (Alistair Walker)

Bowmore 23 Year Old - No Corners to Hide

70cl, 51.5%

One of two whiskies released by Bowmore for the initial launch of its No Corners to Hide series, this expression is a 23 year old single malt Scotch whisky which has enjoyed a finishing period in…  More info

Bowmore 23 Year Old - No Corners to Hide

Bowmore 24 Year Old 1997 (cask 2690) - Infrequent Flyers (Alistair Walker)

70cl, 48.4%

This marvellous single malt from Bowmore joins the Infrequent Flyers collection from indie bottler Alistair Walker. Distilled in June 1997, the whisky was filled into a virgin oak barrel where it…  More info

Bowmore 24 Year Old 1997 (cask 2690) - Infrequent Flyers (Alistair Walker)

Bowmore 25 Year Old 1990 - Whisky is Class...ical (Silver Seal)

70cl, 49.6%

25 year old single malt from the Bowmore dstillery on Islay, bottled by Italian bottler, Silver Seal, as part of their wonderfully named Whisky is Class...ical range (a name that makes you shiver…  More info

Bowmore 25 Year Old 1990 - Whisky is Class...ical (Silver Seal)

Bowmore 25 Year Old 1995 - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46.9%

From Douglas Laing's Xtra Old Particular range comes a 25 year old Bowmore single malt, drawn from a single refill hogshead! That cask was filled up in May 1995, and set aside to slumber for a…  More info

Bowmore 25 Year Old 1995 - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

Bowmore 25 Year Old 1996 - The Distiller's Anthology 01

70cl, 50.2%

The first bottling from the Distiller's Anthology, this is the remarkable Bowmore 25 Year Old 1996, a highly desired and collected single malt Scotch whisky. This bottle was part of a private…  More info

Bowmore 25 Year Old 1996 - The Distiller's Anthology 01

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
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Bowmore 27 Year Old - Timeless Series

70cl, 52.7%

This is a 27 year old single malt from Islay's Bowmore Distillery, which has been released as part of the very snazzy Timeless Series. It was matured initially in sherry and ex-bourbon casks for 15…  More info

Bowmore 27 Year Old - Timeless Series

Bowmore 30 Year Old 1987 (cask 12376) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50.8%

A single cask bottling of 30 year old Bowmore single malt, presented as part of the Xtra Old Particular range by Douglas Laing. This whisky was distilled back in November 1987 and left to age in a…  More info

Bowmore 30 Year Old 1987 (cask 12376) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

Bowmore 30 Year Old 1989 - Xtra Old Particular The Black Series (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 47.4%

The second release in Douglas Laing's Xtra Old Particular The Black Series (which is reserved for some incredibly special expressions) is an independently bottled Bowmore, distilled back in March…  More info

Bowmore 30 Year Old 1989 - Xtra Old Particular The Black Series (Douglas Laing)

Bowmore 30 Year Old (2021 Release)

70cl, 45.1%

Distilled back in 1989 and set aside to age for three decades, the Bowmore 30 Year Old is an exceptional single malt boasting glorious helpings of vibrant fruit notes alongside characteristic wafts…  More info

Bowmore 30 Year Old (2021 Release)

Bowmore 40 Year Old (2021 Release)

70cl, 48.7%

– REGISTER YOUR INTEREST – Few distilleries have the stocks to release single malt Scotch whiskies that have spent four decades resting, but that's what we're looking at here from Bowmore. This 40…  More info

Bowmore 40 Year Old (2021 Release)

Bowmore 52 Year Old 1965

70cl, 42%

A jaw-dropping Bowmore here that's seen over half a century of ageing! Distilled all the way back in 1965, some of the first spirit to pass through the new stills that were installed that year. After…  More info

Bowmore 52 Year Old 1965

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 Black 50 Year Old 1964 - The Last Cask

70cl, 41%

Our charity auction has now ended. Read more over on the blog. The final rediscovered cask of Black Bowmore, distilled on 5th November 1964 and matured for over 50 years in a cool, dark corner of…  More info

Bowmore Black 50 Year Old 1964 - The Last Cask

Bowmore Dawn

70cl, 51.5%

A wonderful port cask finished whisky from Bowmore. This Islay single malt is a great find for a collector, especially if their name is Dawn. This bottle was part of a private collection - if…  More info

Bowmore Dawn

Bowmore Legend pre-2007

70cl, 40%

An older style bottling of Bowmore Legend single malt, an excellent non-age statement expression from the Islay-based distillery. Considering most legends are old (like tales of dragons roaming the…  More info

Bowmore Legend pre-2007

Bowmore No.1

70cl, 40%

Bowmore No.1 is produced 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
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Bowmore Surf - Early 2000s (1L)

100cl, 40%

From Islay's beloved Bowmore comes a long-running travel retail exclusive! Bowmore Surf celebrates the Atlantic Sea's influence on the distillery's whisky. It was first introduced in the 1990s and…  More info

Bowmore Surf - Early 2000s (1L)

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
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Earth, Wind, Fire! 1990 (bottled 2018) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore)

70cl, 46%

Single malt from Islay's Bowmore, distilled back in 1990 and left to age in a hogshead cask until 2018, when it was bottled with an outturn of 200 bottles. It was named Earth, Wind, Fire! as a hint…  More info

Earth, Wind, Fire! 1990 (bottled 2018) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore)

Torch 1988 (bottled 2018) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore)

70cl, 53.4%

This Bowmore release from Wemyss Malts strays slightly from the usual descriptive subtitles, as this one's nickname is in Mandarin Chinese! Its subtitle translates literally as 'torch', but more…  More info

Torch 1988 (bottled 2018) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore)

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