On The Eye: Burnt Sienna
Breathe In: Dark chocolate and raisin aromas compliment the classic Bowmore smokiness
Sip: Wonderful cedar wood and rich treacle toffee flavours
Savour: Spicy, toffee, sherry and barley
International Wine & Spirit Competition - Gold award 2018
San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Double Gold award 2018
International Spirits Challenge - Gold award 2017
Bowmore is Islay’s oldest distillery, and home to the world’s oldest whisky maturation warehouse, the No. 1 Vaults. It’s in this legendary warehouse that Bowmore whisky has been meticulously matured by our master distillers for nearly 240 years.
The first recorded mention of Bowmore Distillery dates from 1779, but speak kindly to a few of the older islanders and they’ll maybe whisper a rumour or two that distilling started here some time before that.
Certainly Bowmore’s founder, the merchant David Simson, bought the land in 1766. Exactly what happened in the years in between is anyone’s guess!
When it comes to whisky heritage, Bowmore Distillery is unrivalled. We continue to hand down the traditions, skills and expertise that were crafted in the earliest days of Scotch whisky.