Bowmore

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. 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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Whiskies from Bowmore

DistilleryName Vintage l. SVA
Serge Valentin is one of the most prolific whisky aficionados and the premier source of whisky reviews. Serge uses the 100 point scale for his ratings.
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Gal Granov is considered one of the most proactive of all independent whisky bloggers at this moment, a rising star in the whisky scene. Gal uses a 100 point scale for his ratings.
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We rate most of the whiskies ourselves and use the 100 point scale. If we do not have a rating, we publish ratings of other renowned whisky critics in this column.
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Bowmore • 10 Years Old McGibbon's Provenance Cask:DMG9574 46% 2002 0,70 1 € 61,84 € 74,83
Bowmore • 12 years Old Malt Cask HL0919 50% 2001 0,70 2 € 69,69 € 84,32
Bowmore • 13 Years Old 1995 Craftsmen's Collection 54.6% NV 0,70 91 1 € 557,85 € 675,00
Bowmore • 15 Years Old Douglas Laing Cask:DL10583 48.4% 1999 0,70 2 € 115,00 € 139,15
Bowmore • 15 Years Old Eiling Lim 14th Release 52.2% 2000 0,70 1 € 250,00 € 302,50
Bowmore • 1968 32 Years Old Anniversary Edition 45.5% 1968 0,70 91 94 1 € 5.123,97 € 6.200,00
Bowmore • 25 years Old Douglas Laing XOP Cask DL10581 55.1% 1989 0,70 2 € 417,00 € 504,57
Bowmore • 25 Years Silver Seal Ruggero Leoncavallo Pagliacci 49.6% 1990 0,70 88 2 € 425,00 € 514,25
Bowmore • 31 Years Old Tantalus decanter Cask 85023 48.5% 1982 0,70 2 € 1.245,00 € 1.506,45
Bowmore • 45 Years Old Signatory 30th Anniversary Cask 3882 46.7% 1972 0,70 1 € 6.198,31 € 7.499,96
Bowmore • Dorus Mor Small Batch Release I 55.1% NV 0,75 1 € 165,29 € 200,00
Bowmore • Feis Ile 2008 57.4% 1999 0,70 87 1 € 330,58 € 400,00
Bowmore • Sherriff's 8 Years Old 75 UK Proof 42.8% NV 1,0 1 € 4.628,10 € 5.600,00
Bowmore • XOP The Black Series 30 Years Old 47.4% 1989 0,70 1 € 1.611,57 € 1.950,00


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DistilleryName Vintage l. SVA
Serge Valentin is one of the most prolific whisky aficionados and the premier source of whisky reviews. Serge uses the 100 point scale for his ratings.
GGR
Gal Granov is considered one of the most proactive of all independent whisky bloggers at this moment, a rising star in the whisky scene. Gal uses a 100 point scale for his ratings.
Other
BOW
We rate most of the whiskies ourselves and use the 100 point scale. If we do not have a rating, we publish ratings of other renowned whisky critics in this column.
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Number of bottles in stock
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Bowmore • Bw4 Speciality Drinks Elements of Islay 51.6% NAS 0,5 87 0 sold out
Bowmore • 10 Years Old Chieftain's Choice Casks 624-633 43% 1991 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 10 Years Old Glass print label 40% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 11 years Old Blackadder Raw Cask 22531 64% 1989 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 11 Years Old Hart Brothers Finest Collection 46% 1990 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 11 Years Old Murray McDavid Cask MM 8726 46% 1989 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 12 Years Old 40% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 12 Years Old Blackadder Cask:20197 53,7% 2002 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 12 Years Old Dewar Rattray Cask:20142 59.5% 2003 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 12 Years Old Dumpy Brown Bottle - Gold label - Cork stopper 40% NV 0,75 0 sold out
Bowmore • 12 Years Old Glass Old Label 1 liter 40% NV 1,0 0 sold out
Bowmore • 12 Years Old Glass Printed Label 1 liter 40% NV 1,0 0 sold out
Bowmore • 12 Years Old glass printed label blue cap 43% NV 0,75 0 sold out
Bowmore • 12 Years Old glass printed label blue cap 43% NV 0,75 87 0 sold out
Bowmore • 12 Years Old Glass Printed Label Golden Cap 40% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 12 Years Old Label 40% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 13 Years Old Bottled For 10th Anniversary of Creative Whisky Company 2005-2015 55.6% 2002 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 13 Years Old Hart Brothers Cask Strength 51.5% 2002 0,70 90 0 sold out
Bowmore • 13 years Old Malt Cask HL11155 50% 2001 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 13 Years Old Signatory Vintage Cask 20942 46% 1989 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 14 Years Old Craftsmen's Collection 55.7% 1999 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 15 Years Old SMWS 3.272 Perfect potted plants 54.5% 2000 0,70 90 0 sold out
Bowmore • 16 Years Old 1989 Bourbon Matured 51.8% 1989 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 16 Years Old 1990 Sherry Matured 53.8% 1990 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 16 Years Old 1991 Port Matured 53.1% 1991 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 16 Years Old 1992 Wine Cask 53.5% 1992 0,70 88 88 0 sold out
Bowmore • 16 Years Old Signatory Vintage Cask:42506+07+22 43% 1988 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 16 Years Old Signatory Vintage Cask:800151 54.3% 1998 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 17 Years Old 1999 Craftsmen's Collection 51.3% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 17 Years Old 43% NV 0,70 87 0 sold out
Bowmore • 17 Years Old Douglas Laing Old Particular Cask DL10125 48.4% 1996 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 17 Years Old Glass Printed Label 43% (Into Neck) NV 0,70 87 0 sold out
Bowmore • 17 Years Old Glass Printed Label Golden Cap 43% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 17 Years Old White Sands Travel retail exclusive 43% NAS 0,70 88 0 sold out
Bowmore • 18 Years Old Aniseed Pastille Wemyss Malts 46% 1996 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 18 Years Old Bottled 2007 43% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 18 Years Old Hand-filled at the distillery Cask:1572 49.4% 1995 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 18 Years Old SMWS 3.270 Surf ‘n' turf in a camel’s saddle bag 55.8% 1997 0,70 90 0 sold out
Bowmore • 19 Years Old Adelphi Cask:960038 57.2% 1996 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 19 Years Old SMWS 3.256 Hebridean holiday tingle 57.4% 1996 0,70 90 0 sold out
Bowmore • 1957 40.1% 1957 0,70 93 0 sold out
Bowmore • 1963 Anniversary 30 Years Old 50% 1963 0,70 94 0 sold out
Bowmore • 1964 37 Years Old Fino Cask The Trilogy Series 1 Of 300 Bottles 49.6% 1964 0,70 95 0 sold out
Bowmore • 1964 38 Years Old Bourbon Cask The Trilogy Series 43.2% 1964 0,75 92 0 sold out
Bowmore • 1964 38 Years Old Oloroso Cask The Trilogy Series 1 Of 300 Bottles 42.9% 1964 0,75 93 0 sold out
Bowmore • 1964 White 42.8% 1964 0,70 95 94 95 0 sold out
Bowmore • 1968 25 Years Old 43% 1968 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 1969 25 Years Old 43% 1969 0,70 94 0 sold out
Bowmore • 1971 34 Years Old 51% 1971 0,70 92 0 sold out
Bowmore • 1974 21 Years Old 43% (Base of Neck) 1974 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 1975 Signatory Vintage Dumpy 25 Years Old Cask 1924 49.5% 1975 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 1982 Wemyss Malts Loch Indaal Catch 46% 1982 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 1987 Wemyss Malts Sweet Peat Posy 46% 1987 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 1988 12 Years Old McGibbon's Provenance 43% 1988 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 1988 Vintage 47.8% 1988 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 1988 Vintage Edition 47.8% 1988 0,70 90 0 sold out
Bowmore • 1989 The Ultimate Cask 22378 43% 1989 0,75 0 sold out
Bowmore • 1991 James Mc Allister's Selection 40% 1991 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 1996 Coastal Confectione Wemyss Malts 54.7% 1996 0,70 90 0 sold out
Bowmore • 1997 Single Cask Release 51.2% (David Turner Autographed) 1997 0,70 92 0 sold out
Bowmore • 1998 Wemyss Malts Cacao Geyser 46% 1998 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 20 Years Old 1976 Signatory Vintage 52.6% 1976 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 20 Years Old SMWS 3.268 Lady beachcomber's dram 53% 1995 0,70 90 0 sold out
Bowmore • 21 Years Old white stripe on capsule 43% NV 0,70 91 0 sold out
Bowmore • 21 Years Old 1971 43% 1971 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 21 Years Old SMWS 3.255 Genie in a bottle 56.6% 1994 0,70 90 0 sold out
Bowmore • 22 Years Old Moonlight 43% NV 0,70 85 0 sold out
Bowmore • 23 Years Old Port Cask Matured 50.8% 1989 0,70 87 0 sold out
Bowmore • 23 Years Old The Single Malts of Scotland Cask 960014 56.1% 1996 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 24 Years Old Càrn Mòr Celebration of the Cask 1916 54.6% 1991 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 24 Years Old Celebration of the Cask 616 54.9% 1990 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 25 Years Old Antique Lions of Spirits The Butterflies 48.7% 1991 0,70 89 0 sold out
Bowmore • 25 Years Old Moonlight 43% (Without Original Container) NAS 0,70 87 0 sold out
Bowmore • 25 Years Old Moonlight 43% NAS 0,70 87 0 sold out
Bowmore • 25 years Old Seagulls 43% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 25 years Old Seagulls Old label 43% NV 0,75 0 sold out
Bowmore • 25 Years Old Seagulls Old label 43% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 27 Years Old 1983 Vintage 55.6% 1983 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 28 Years Old 1984 Vintage 48.7% 1984 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 28 Years Old Dewar Rattray Cask:1098 47.1% 1989 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 29 Years Old 1964 Cadenhead Authentic Collection 49.4% 1964 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 30 Years Old Sea dragon 43% NV 0,70 91 90 0 sold out
Bowmore • 30 Years Old Seadragon 43% NAS 0,70 91 90 0 sold out
Bowmore • 30 Years Old Seadragon 43% NAS 0,70 91 90 0 sold out
Bowmore • 30 Years Old Seadragon Bottling Serie Bottles 43% (Without Original Container) NAS 0,70 91 90 0 sold out
Bowmore • 43 Years Old Limited Release 43.2% 1973 0,70 96 0 sold out
Bowmore • 8 Years Old 40% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • 8 Years Old Murray McDavid 46% 0,75 84 0 sold out
Bowmore • Black 29 Years Old First Edition 50% 1964 0,70 96 0 sold out
Bowmore • Black 30 Years Old 2nd Edition 50% 1964 0,70 91 0 sold out
Bowmore • Black 31 Years Old Final Edition 49% 1964 0,70 91 0 sold out
Bowmore • Black 42 Years Old 40.5% 1964 0,70 91 0 sold out
Bowmore • Bowmore 17 Years Old SMWS Cask: 3.243 Dark, Smouldering Flamenco Gypsy Bottled For Feis Ile 2015 1 Of 94 Bottles 57.1% 1997 0,70 92 96 0 sold out
Bowmore • Bowmore 28 years bottled 2010 1981 0,75 0 sold out
Bowmore • Bowmore 30 Years Old Seadragon Bottling Serie 1 Of 1800 Bottles 43% (Box Minimal Slightly Damaged) NAS 0,70 91 90 0 sold out
Bowmore • Bowmore De Luxe (Brown dumpy with cork stopper) 1980's 43% NV 0,75 0 sold out
Bowmore • Bowmore Feis Isle 2015 Virgin Oak 1 Of 1000 Bottles 55.7% NV 0,70 89 0 sold out
Bowmore • Bw5 Speciality Drinks Elements of Islay 50.2% NAS 0,5 90 0 sold out
Bowmore • Cask Strength Glass Printed Label 56% NV 1,0 0 sold out
Bowmore • Cask Strength Glass Printed Label 56% NV 1,0 88 0 sold out
Bowmore • Cask Strength Glass Printed Label red striped capsule 56% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • Cask Strength Old Label 56% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • Cask Strength Old Vitage Label 56% NV 1,0 0 sold out
Bowmore • Claret 56% NV 0,75 0 sold out
Bowmore • Darkest 43% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • Darkest 43% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • Darkest 43% NV 0,70 91 0 sold out
Bowmore • Dawn Port Cask Finish 51.5% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • Dawn Port Cask Finish 51.5% NV 0,70 94 0 sold out
Bowmore • Distillery Manager's Selection Casks 653-658 , 660-665 51.7% NV 1,0 92 0 sold out
Bowmore • Dun Bheagan 21 Years Old 43% 1980 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • Dusk 50% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • Dusk 50% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • Enigma 12 Years Old 40% NV 1,0 0 sold out
Bowmore • European Fly Fishing Championship 2003 Commemorative 40% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • Feis Ile 2009 57.1% 1999 0,70 87 0 sold out
Bowmore • Feis Ile 2014 56.1% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • Feis Ile 2016 54.9% NV 0,70 79 0 sold out
Bowmore • Feis Ile 2017 11 Years Old 53.8% NV 0,70 87 0 sold out
Bowmore • Feis Ile 2018 15 Years Old 52.5% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • Feis Isle 2013 24 Years Old 51% 1988 0,70 91 0 sold out
Bowmore • Gold 44 Years Old 42.4% 1964 0,70 96 0 sold out
Bowmore • Kranna Dubh 43% NV 0,70 90 0 sold out
Bowmore • Legend 40% NAS 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • Legend Romance Vintage Label 40% NAS 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • Mariner 1 Liter 43% NV 1,0 0 sold out
Bowmore • Mariner 15 Years Old 43% NV 0,70 87 0 sold out
Bowmore • Mariner 15 Years Old With Container 43% NV 0,70 87 0 sold out
Bowmore • Mariner Glass printed label with gulls and ship 43% NV 1,0 0 sold out
Bowmore • Mariner Glass printed label with gulls and ship 43% NV 0,75 87 0 sold out
Bowmore • Mariner Glass printed label with Seagulls and ship 43% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • Mizunara Cask Finish 53.9% NV 0,70 91 0 sold out
Bowmore • Sailing Seagull Regensburger Whisky- & Weinclub 50.4% NV 0,70 89 92 0 sold out
Bowmore • Set Containing Legend,12, 15, 17, 21 NV 1,0 0 sold out
Bowmore • Set Dusk Darkest Dawn NV 0,6 0 sold out
Bowmore • Sherriff's 26 ²/³ fl. ozs, 70 proof 40% NAS 0,75 0 sold out
Bowmore • Springtide 54.9% NV 0,70 89 0 sold out
Bowmore • Surf 40% NV 1,0 0 sold out
Bowmore • Surf Glass printed label with gulls and distillery 43% NV 1,0 0 sold out
Bowmore • Surf Glass printed label with gulls and distillery 43% NV 1,0 87 0 sold out
Bowmore • Surf Golden label with small distillery image 40% (Base of Neck) NV 1,0 0 sold out
Bowmore • Tempest Small Batch Release No.1 55.3% NV 0,70 88 86 0 sold out
Bowmore • The Devil's Cask 2nd release 10 years old 56.3% NV 0,70 88 88 0 sold out
Bowmore • The Devil's Cask 2nd release 10 years old 56.3% NV 0,70 88 88 88 0 sold out
Bowmore • The Devil's Cask 3rd Release 56.7% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • The Devil's Cask 3rd Release 56.7% NV 0,70 88 0 sold out
Bowmore • The Devil's Casks Small Batch Release 56.9% NV 0,75 91 0 sold out
Bowmore • The Devil's Casks Small Batch Release II 56.3% NV 0,70 88 88 0 sold out
Bowmore • Vintage 1984 58.8% 1984 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • Voyage Port Casked 56% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • Wanted The Bible Man 52.1% 1997 0,70 0 sold out
Bowmore • Whisky Galore 11 Years Old Duncan Taylor 46% 1990 0,70 0 sold out