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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 Classic Collection (3 x 200ml)

60cl, 42%

A fabulous set of whisky from Bowmore, which comes with one 200ml bottle of each their tremendous 12 year old, 15 year old and 18 year old whiskies. The little trio comes in a handsome presentation…  More info

Bowmore Classic Collection (3 x 200ml)

Bowmore - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 48.7%

This is the first batch of That Boutique-y Whisky Company’s Bowmore. This offering is a peaty style with a sherried streak running right through the middle of it. ‘That Boutique-y Whisky Company’…  More info

Bowmore - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

Bowmore 10 Year Old Devil's Casks I

70cl, 56.9%

If the chaps at Bowmore are to be believed, the Devil himself once visited the Islay town and hid in a church. But, because the Devil is silly, he hid in a round church which had "no corner for the…  More info

Bowmore 10 Year Old Devil's Casks I
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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 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 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)

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)

Bowmore Gold Reef 1l

100cl, 43%

From Bowmore's travel retail selection, unveiled in 2014, the Gold Reef is a gorgeous coastal dram, matured mostly in first-fill ex-bourbon casks. A fantastic Islay single malt.  More info

Bowmore Gold Reef 1l
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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 Laimrig 15 Year Old

70cl, 54.1%

A cask strength, non-chillfiltered, Spanish-Sherry-butt-finished 15 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Bowmore distillery. As Mr. Burns would say, "Excellent!" It has been named Laimrig,…  More info

Bowmore Laimrig 15 Year Old
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Bowmore 12 Year Old - Jewels of Scotland (Lombard)

70cl, 50%

This twelve year old Bowmore distilled in 1989 was bottled by Lombard for their Jewels of Scotland range. Bowmore is the oldest distillery on the island of Islay and is a peated style of single malt…  More info

Bowmore 12 Year Old - Jewels of Scotland (Lombard)

Bowmore 13 Year Old 1997 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%

A 13 year old Bowmore distilled in May 1997 and aged in a single refill hogshead before bottling by Douglas Laing in February 2011. This comes from the Old Malt Cask range, and there are just 297…  More info

Bowmore 13 Year Old 1997 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Bowmore 15 Year Old - Golden & Elegant 1L

100cl, 43%

One of a trio of bottlings originally released for the Travel Retail market by Bowmore in 2017. The 15 Year Old expression matures in first-fill bourbon casks, resulting in generous bundles of…  More info

Bowmore 15 Year Old - Golden & Elegant 1L
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Bowmore 12 Year Old 1998 (Adelphi)

70cl, 61.9%

This was distilled at Bowmore in 1998, and it was aged in refill sherry cask number 800017 before bottling by Adelphi.  More info

Bowmore 12 Year Old 1998 (Adelphi)

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1997 (casks 1914+1915) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 54%

A Signatory bottling of 16 year old Bowmore single malt from Islay taken from consecutive hogsheads. 502 bottles were produced at 54% as part of the Cask Strength Collection.  More info

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1997 (casks 1914+1915) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1997 (cask 1913) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 57%

This single malt Bowmore whisky matured in a single hoggie for 16 years, from June 1997 to November 2013, until it was bottled by Signatory for the Cask Strength Collection. 309 bottles of this fab…  More info

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1997 (cask 1913) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Peat Smoked Herring 2001 - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore)

70cl, 46%

Single cask Bowmore, you say? Oh, go on then! It was distilled in 2001 and left to mature in a hogshead until it was bottled by Wemyss in 2013. As with their other independent bottlings, it has been…  More info

Peat Smoked Herring 2001 - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore)

Bowmore Vault Edition - Peat Smoke

70cl, 50.1%

It's the second release in Bowmore's Vault Edition series! Following on from the first expression, this bottling has been titled Peat Smoke, and rather appropriately, it showcases the whisky's peaty…  More info

Bowmore Vault Edition - Peat Smoke
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Bowmore Tempest 10 Year Old - Batch 6

70cl, 54.9%

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
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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)

Bowmore 15 Year Old Mariner

100cl, 43%

A 15-year-old expression from Bowmore, aimed at the travel retail market, Mariner is a very different Bowmore with a maritime twist.  More info

Bowmore 15 Year Old Mariner
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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)

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)

Bowmore 14 Year Old 1997 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory

70cl, 58.3%

Mmm… A delicious 14 year old Bowmore distilled on the 13th June 1997 and aged in hogshead 1904 before bottling on the 29th March 2012. A release of 316 numbered bottles from Signatory's Cask Strength…  More info

Bowmore 14 Year Old 1997 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory

Bowmore 15 Year Old 1997 (cask 9808) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%

Bottled by Douglas Hunter Laing, this Bowmore single cask whisky was matured for 15 years old. Part of the Old Malt Cask range, only 239 bottles were produced from cask 9808.  More info

Bowmore 15 Year Old 1997 (cask 9808) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

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