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Bowmore Single Malt Whisky

 

With over two centuries of experience in manufacturing some of the world’s most iconic and rare scotch whiskies, such as the legendary Black Bowmore 1964, the Bowmore Distillery has earned its title of being one of the leading distilleries in the world. Bowmore is one of the few distilleries in Scotland with a self-sufficient malting floor, which produces approximately 35% of the malt required for the spirit’s production. The other part of the needed malt is produced at Port Ellen Maltings, with specifications provided by the Bowmore master distillers to maintain the peaty character of Bowmore Single Malt Whisky.

 

Located in Islay’s authentic and historical capital Bowmore, fronting the embankment of Loch Indaal, the Bowmore Distillery is definitely one of the most beautiful and most characteristic distilleries to be found on Islay. MORE ...

Due to its charm, beautiful location and iconic bottlings, the Bowmore Distillery is one of Islay’s most visited distilleries. During the annual Feis Ile festival, over thousands of whisky enthusiasts form a queue reaching even beyond the distillery’s premises, in the hopes of acquiring one of the much desired hand-filled special whisky releases for Bowmore Feis Ile.

 

The Bowmore Distillery history is an astonishing success story, as it’s one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries -and Islay’s oldest operating distillery. Bowmore was founded by a merchant named David Simpson in 1779, who remained at the helm of the distillery until it was sold to William and James Mutter in 1837. James Mutter was a farmer, a distiller, a steamship owner and the Brazilian, Portuguese and Ottoman vice-consul in Glasgow, who delivered an important contribution to the expansion of the distillery. In addition to producing the distillery’s barley, James Mutter used his steamship to distribute barley and coal, and eventually to ship Bowmore’s bottlings back to the mainland of Scotland.

 

The distillery changed hands multiple times throughout the following years, until it was acquired by Stanley P. Morrison in 1963 who renovated many of the distillery premises, which modifications such as the malting floors are still present today. The Japanese Suntory Ltd. bought 35% of the Morrison Bowmore’s shares in 1989, until finally in 1994 the Bowmore Distillery became 100% ownership of Suntory.

 

One of the Bowmore Distillery’s old warehouses is converted into the MacTaggart Leisure Centre, which is a modern wellness center including a swimming pool, fitness studio, sports shop and sauna! Underground pipes and a computer controlled system provide the opportunity to recycle the distillery’s waste heat, which is used to heat the water of the swimming pool. This offers a very environmentally friendly accommodation to serve the local inhabitants and the distillery’s visitors!

 

During the Second World War the Bowmore harbor was confiscated by the Air Ministry, who had the distillery’s premises provided as a base to track down German submarines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Bowmore • 10 Years Old Glass print label 40% NV 0,70 1 € 227,27 € 275,00
Bowmore • 10 Years Old McGibbon's Provenance Cask:DMG9574 46% 2002 0,70 0 2 € 61,84 € 74,83
Bowmore • 11 Years Old Murray McDavid Cask MM 8726 46% 1989 0,70 1 € 103,30 € 124,99
Bowmore • 12 years Old Malt Cask HL0919 50% 2001 0,70 0 4 € 69,69 € 84,32
Bowmore • 13 Years Old Hart Brothers Cask Strength 51.5% 2002 0,70 90   1 € 123,97 € 150,00
Bowmore • 13 years Old Malt Cask HL11155 50% 2001 0,70 0 4 € 65,00 € 78,65
Bowmore • 15 Years Old Douglas Laing Cask:DL10583 48.4% 1999 0,70 0 4 € 115,00 € 139,15
Bowmore • 15 Years Old Eiling Lim 14th Release 52.2% 2000 0,70 0 1 € 250,00 € 302,50
Bowmore • 15 Years Old SMWS 3.272 Perfect potted plants 54.5% 2000 0,70 0 90 1 € 148,80 € 180,05
Bowmore • 16 Years Old 1991 Port Matured 53.1% 1991 0,70 0 2 € 304,00 € 367,84
Bowmore • 17 Years Old 1999 Craftsmen's Collection 51.3% NV 0,70 0 1 € 214,87 € 259,99
Bowmore • 17 Years Old Douglas Laing Old Particular Cask DL10125 48.4% 1996 0,70 0 1 € 103,87 € 125,68
Bowmore • 17 Years Old White Sands Travel retail exclusive 43% NAS 0,70 88 0 2 € 56,00 € 67,76
Bowmore • 18 Years Old Aniseed Pastille Wemyss Malts 46% 1996 0,70 0 3 € 100,25 € 121,30
Bowmore • 1968 32 Years Old Anniversary Edition 45.5% 1968 0,70 91 94 1 € 5.123,97 € 6.200,00
Bowmore • 1975 Signatory Vintage Dumpy 25 Years Old Cask 1924 49.5% 1975 0,70 1 € 1.032,64 € 1.249,49
Bowmore • 23 Years Old Port Cask Matured 50.8% 1989 0,70   87 1 € 313,21 € 378,98
Bowmore • 24 Years Old Càrn Mòr Celebration of the Cask 1916 54.6% 1991 0,70     0 3 € 383,47 € 464,00
Bowmore • 24 Years Old Celebration of the Cask: 616 54.9% 1990 0,70 0 2 € 220,00 € 266,20
Bowmore • 25 years Old Douglas Laing XOP Cask:DL10581 55.1% 1989 0,70 0 3 € 417,00 € 504,57
Bowmore • 25 Years Silver Seal Ruggero Leoncavallo Pagliacci 49.6% 1990 0,70 88 0 6 € 425,00 € 514,25
Bowmore • 31 Years Old Tantalus decanter Cask 85023 48.5% 1982 0,70 0 2 € 1.245,00 € 1.506,45
Bowmore • 45 Years Old Signatory 30th Anniversary Cask 3882 46.7% 1972 0,70 0 1 € 6.198,31 € 7.499,96
Bowmore • Feis Ile 2014 56.1% NV 0,70 0 1 € 145,00 € 175,45
Bowmore • Feis Ile 2018 15 Years Old 52.5% NV 0,70 0 1 € 185,95 € 225,00
Bowmore • Legend 40% NAS 0,70 0 1 € 20,66 € 25,00
Bowmore • Sherriff's 8 Years Old 75 UK Proof 42.8% NV 1,0 0 1 € 4.628,10 € 5.600,00
Bowmore • Tempest Small Batch Release No.1 55.3% NV 0,70 88 86 1 € 136,32 € 164,95
Bowmore • Wanted The Bible Man 52.1% 1997 0,70     1 € 175,17 € 211,96
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