Another of the legendary Islay whiskies: this one is different as you can actually pronounce the name!
Fax :01496 810757
Owning Company :Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd, now part of Suntory
Production Status :Operational
Source :River Laggan
Age when bottled :10, 12, 15, 17, 21, 22, 25 & 30 yrs
Strength :Legend, 10: 40%. Black, 49%. All others 43%
No. of Wash Stills :2
No. of Spirit Stills :2
Cask Woods :Ex-bourbon & sherry
Visitors per annum :8000
Special Bottlings :Duty free: Surf & Mariner, 15 yr. Final release of "Black", 1964 in late 1995 with 1812 bottles. 22 & 25 yr are ceramics.
Export Bottlings :Legend, 12, 17, 21, 22, 25 & 30 yr, Black
Tasting Notes :10 yr old
Nose :Light, peaty smoky
Taste :Healthy, middle-range Islay with medium weight and a smooth finish
Comments :One of the best sherrying malts available - the older vintages are outstanding. The swimming pool in one of the bonds makes Bowmore a unique experience! The company is the 1995 Distiller of the Year.
Description :Bowmore (pronounced Obeau -more')Distillery is one of the oldest in Scotland, and was licensed in 1779. The distillery uses the traditional method of producing its own floor-malted barley. The water comes from the Laggan River. A fine malt whisky is produced here, relatively light for an Islay malt, peaty but with a balanced sweetness, and is available as Legend, 12-, 15-, 17-, 21-, 25-, 30-, and 40-Year-Old. The distillery offers guided tours and a video presentation explaining the process of whisky making. The admission charge is redeemable in shop, which stocks a full range of Bowmore Islay single malt Scotch whiskies. The tour includes a dram. Across the entrance yard, a former warehouse, gifted to the local community, is now a swimming pool heated by waste energy from the distillery.
Open May-Sep, Mon-Fri: guided tours at 10.30, 11.30, 14.00 & 15.00, Sat 10.30, closed Sun; Oct-Apr, Mon-Fri 10.30 and 14.00.
Travel Directions to Bowmore Whisky Distillery
Off A846, School Street, Bowmore, Islay.