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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 18 Year Old 1998 (cask 800041) - Wilson & Morgan (La Maison du Whisky 60th Anniversary)

70cl, 60.2%

An 18 year old single malt from Bowmore, distilled on Islay in 1998 and matured in a single Sherry butt. After its maturation, it was bottled in 2016 by Italian indie bottler Wilson & Morgan and…  More info

Bowmore 18 Year Old 1998 (cask 800041) - Wilson & Morgan (La Maison du Whisky 60th Anniversary)
$161.44

Bowmore 19 Year Old 1992 (cask 4192) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 43%

This is a twenty year old Bowmore bottled by Mackillop's Choice in 2012. Bowmore is the oldest distillery on Islay and produces a smoky malt whisky.  More info

Bowmore 19 Year Old 1992 (cask 4192) - Mackillop's Choice

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)
$113.54

Bowmore 1974

75cl, 40%

This collectable Bowmore was distilled in 1974 and may have been bottled in the 1980's. Bowmore is the oldest distillery on Islay and its peaty, coastal style is still hugely popular today.  More info

Bowmore 1974
$680.74

Bowmore 1985 Feis Ile 2012

70cl, 52.3%

This was distilled in 1985 and aged in sherry and bourbon casks in the renowned Bowmore No. 1 Vaults. This was bottled in 2012 at natural cask strength for the 2012 Feis Ile (Islay Festival) and…  More info

Bowmore 1985 Feis Ile 2012
$845.42

Bowmore 1987 (bottled 2015) (cask 15023) - Angel's Choice (Malts of Scotland)

35cl, 51.3%

Islay whisky enthusiasts will want to pay attention to this one - a well-Sherried single cask Bowmore! It was distilled in 1987 and aged in a Sherry hogshead until 2015, when German bottler Malts of…  More info

Bowmore 1987 (bottled 2015) (cask 15023) - Angel's Choice (Malts of Scotland)

Bowmore 1990 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

An independent bottling from Bowmore, bottled by Signatory. This was distilled on the 29th March 1990 and matured in 2 hogsheads (casks 653 and 654) for 19 years before bottling on the 16th November…  More info

Bowmore 1990 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)
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Bowmore 1994 (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 46%

A smoky single malt distilled at Bowmore in 1994 and bottled by BBR.  More info

Bowmore 1994 (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
$62.95

Bowmore 1996 (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 55.9%

This is a delicious cask-strength Bowmore from Berry Brothers and Rudd. It was distilled in 1996, aged in a single cask (number 1378) and bottled in 2011.  More info

Bowmore 1996 (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
$53.67

Bowmore 1998 - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 46%

From the Bowmore distillery, smack bang in the middle of Islay. This single cask whisky was bottled for the Coopers Choice range.  More info

Bowmore 1998 - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

Bowmore 1999 (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 56.4%

Vintage Bowmore from 1999, bottled at Cask strength by Berry Brothers and Rudd.  More info

Bowmore 1999 (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
$52.78

Bowmore 2001 (bottled 2015) (cask 15049) - 46 Range (Malts of Scotland)

70cl, 46%

A 2001 vintage Bowmore single malt, aged in a single bourbon hogshead until 2015. It was bottled by Malts of Scotland with an outturn of 330 bottles.  More info

Bowmore 2001 (bottled 2015) (cask 15049) - 46 Range (Malts of Scotland)
$77.68

Bowmore 2002 (Bottled 2014) - The Ten #07 (La Maison du Whisky)

70cl, 40.1%

This is #07 in La Maison du Whisky's The Ten range - a 2002 vintage Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky, bottled in 2014. The Ten series features a selection of whiskies which have been arranged in…  More info

Bowmore 2002 (Bottled 2014) - The Ten #07 (La Maison du Whisky)
$57.60

Bowmore 21 Year Old 1974

70cl, 40%

This is a twenty-one year old bottling of Islay's eldest distillery from the 1990's. Bowmore boasts peated and coastal qualities in abundance.  More info

Bowmore 21 Year Old 1974
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$452.77

Bowmore 21 Year Old 1989 - Mission (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 56.1%

A sherry cask Bowmore distilled in 1989. The cask was selected by Jim McEwan and it was bottled at the Bruichladdich distillery in 2010. This is part of a release of 479 bottles.  More info

Bowmore 21 Year Old 1989 - Mission (Murray McDavid)

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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$329.40

Bowmore 21 Year Old 1991 President's Selection Keizo Saji's Cask

70cl, 55.5%

A rare Bowmore here that was given to employees of Morrison Bowmore in 2012 after the former president of Suntory Mr Keizo Saji's kindly donated the cask to them. The single Sherry cask was…  More info

Bowmore 21 Year Old 1991 President's Selection Keizo Saji's Cask
$1474.28

Bowmore 22 Year Old 1987 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 56.1%

A rare and very handsome Bowmore, distilled in November of 1987 and aged for 22 years before bottling in April 2010. This was finished in a sherry hogshead which bore 244 bottles of cask strength…  More info

Bowmore 22 Year Old 1987 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)

Bowmore 22 Year Old 1989 (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 53.7%

This is twenty-two year old Bowmore was bottled by Berry Brothers and Rudd from a single cask.  More info

Bowmore 22 Year Old 1989 (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
$97.63

Bowmore 22 Year Old 1989 - Mission (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 54.4%

This is a twenty-two year old Bowmore from independent bottlers Murray MsDavid's Mission range. Bowmore is the oldest distillery on the storm-swept isle of Islay and displays peaty coastal flavours…  More info

Bowmore 22 Year Old 1989 - Mission (Murray McDavid)

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 23 Year Old 1985 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 54.4%

This was distilled on the 22nd November 1985 and matured in hogshead number 32203 for 23 years before bottling by Signatory on the 13th January 2009. A release of just 234 bottles of cask strength…  More info

Bowmore 23 Year Old 1985 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Bowmore 23 Year Old 1987 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 59.1%

Matured in a Sherry Butt for 23 years, this single-cask whisky is part of an outturn of only 218 bottles.  More info

Bowmore 23 Year Old 1987 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)

Bowmore 23 Year Old 1989 - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 50.8%

A cask strength bottling from Mackillop's distilled at the Bowmore Distillery on Islay in April of 1989. Bottled in March of 2013 in a limited run. Sterling stuff…  More info

Bowmore 23 Year Old 1989 - Mackillop's Choice

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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$344.20

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