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Bowmore Whisky Distillery

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

Established  :c1770

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.

Rating  :****


Opening Days & Times

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.



Contact Phone

01496 810671

Travel Directions to Bowmore Whisky Distillery

Off A846, School Street, Bowmore, Islay.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013