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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 Tempest 10 Year Old - Batch 6

70cl, 54.90%

The sixth batch of Bowmore's popular Tempest single malt has arrived. After maturing for 10 years in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels, this has been blended by Bowmore's Master Distiller and bottled at…  More info

Bowmore Tempest 10 Year Old - Batch 6
$49.12

Bowmore Tempest 10 Year Old - Batch 5

70cl, 55.90%

From the oldest distillery on Islay comes the fifth release of Bowmore's 10 year old Tempest single malt Scotch whisky. This annual release is matured in first-fill bourbon casks and presented at…  More info

Bowmore Tempest 10 Year Old - Batch 5
8
$49.60

Bowmore 17 Year Old - Duthies (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 46%

Smooth and well balanced 17 year old Bowmore from Cadenhead's Duthies range. A release of just 573 bottles.  More info

Bowmore 17 Year Old - Duthies (WM Cadenhead)

Bowmore 14 Year Old 1994 - Mission (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 54%

Distilled at Bowmore in 1994 and matured in refill sherry casks for 14 years before bottling by Murray McDavid at the Bruichladdich distillery in 2009. An outturn of 486 bottles.  More info

Bowmore 14 Year Old 1994 - Mission (Murray McDavid)

Bowmore Tempest 10 Year Old - Batch 1

70cl, 55.30%

Tempest is a very special release from Bowmore, it’s a cask strength malt made by vatting first-fill bourbon matured whisky. Very rich and complex.  More info

Bowmore Tempest 10 Year Old - Batch 1
6
$50.32

Bowmore 11 Year Old 2001 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 46%

Distilled in 2001, this 11 year old Bowmore came from two casks and was subsequently finished in a Pedro Ximinez cask. Bottled by Carn Mor as part of their Strictly Limited range this is a release of…  More info

Bowmore 11 Year Old 2001 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

Bowmore 13 Year Old 2000 (casks 1441+1442) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

Single malt Scotch whisky from that there Bowmore distillery on Islay! Drawn from two consecutive casks, this whisky was bottled by Signatory for the Un-Chillfiltered Collection in December 2013,…  More info

Bowmore 13 Year Old 2000 (casks 1441+1442) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)
$52.39

Bowmore 8 Year Old 2003 (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 57.90%

This Bowmore was bottled in 2012 by Berry Brothers and Rudd. Bowmore is the oldest distillery on Islay and still delivers a top quality Scotch.  More info

Bowmore 8 Year Old 2003 (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
$52.42

Bowmore 10 Year Old 2000 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

This was distilled at Bowmore in Autumn of 2000 and aged for 10 years in a single refill hogshead before bottling for the Provenance range from Douglas Laing in Autumn of 2010. Deliciously malty,…  More info

Bowmore 10 Year Old 2000 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$53.36

Bowmore 13 Year Old 2001 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 46%

WM Cadenhead know their stuff when it comes to brilliant independent bottlings, so we're sure the Islay whisky fans out there will be excited about this 13 year old Bowmore single malt, distilled in…  More info

Bowmore 13 Year Old 2001 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)
1
$53.78

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)
$54.11

Bowmore 1999 (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 56.40%

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

Bowmore 1999 (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
$54.57

Bowmore 12 Year Old Enigma

100cl, 40%

Bowmore Enigma is a 12-year-old expression with a higher proportion of sherry matured whisky than the standard bottling. Bottled for the travel retail market, this is rich and very drinkable.  More info

Bowmore 12 Year Old Enigma
7
$54.58

Bowmore 12 Year Old 2001 (cask 1365) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

A Signatory bottling of Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 2001, left to mature in a refill butt and bottled in March 2014. It was released as part of the Signatory Un-Chillfiltered…  More info

Bowmore 12 Year Old 2001 (cask 1365) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)
$54.73

Bowmore Tempest 10 Year Old - Batch 4

70cl, 55.10%

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
1
$54.99

Bowmore 1996 (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 55.90%

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)
$55.49

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1994 - Mission (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 54.40%

Distilled in 1994, this Bowmore was initially aged in sherry wood. It was selected by Murray McDavid, and taken to the Bruichladdich distillery, where it was reracked into none other than the finest…  More info

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1994 - Mission (Murray McDavid)

Bowmore 8 Year Old 2001 (Adelphi)

70cl, 59.90%

A release of 583 bottles of cask strength 8 year old Bowmore, bottled by Adelphi. This was distilled in 2001, and matured in cask number 1126 - a refill butt.  More info

Bowmore 8 Year Old 2001 (Adelphi)

Bowmore 10 Year Old (Adelphi)

70cl, 58.80%

One of 306 bottles yielded at 54.7% ABV. The younger bowmores from Adelphi are a stark contrast to the distillery's own younger releases, and stand up well to the (very impressive) Tempest releases.  More info

Bowmore 10 Year Old (Adelphi)

Bw1 - Elements of Islay (Bowmore)

50cl, 52.90%

This is the first Bowmore bottled by Speciality Drinks for their Elements of Islay range. The range is modelled on the periodic table with each Islay distillery being reduced to a couple of letters,…  More info

Bw1 - Elements of Islay (Bowmore)
$59.44

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
4
$59.50

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1990 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%

A 16 year old Bowmore, distilled in November 1990 and matured in refill hogshead number 3559 before bottling by Douglas Laing in May 2007. A release of 239 bottles.  More info

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1990 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

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

70cl, 40.10%

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)
$59.55

Bowmore 11 Year Old 2000 (Cask 7858) - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%

An 11 year old Bowmore, distilled in September 2000 and aged in a sherry butt before bottling in November 2011. A rich, muscular malt, and part of a release of just 439 bottles.  More info

Bowmore 11 Year Old 2000 (Cask 7858) - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
$59.76

Bowmore Cask Strength 1l

100cl, 56%

A litre bottle of delicious cask strength Bowmore, bottled for the travel retail market. A tremendously rich, spicy, muscular malt.  More info

Bowmore Cask Strength 1l
2
$60.04

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