Bowmore 12 and 17 years old.Different Bowmore bottlings


Location : Bowmore, West Coast Islay of Loch Indaal, Islay
Country : Scotch
Region : West Coast Islay
Distillery :  Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd.
Springburn Bond, Carlisle Street, Glasgow, Scotland
Visitors Centre: Open all year, Tel: 01496 810441.
Opening hours: Mon to Fri, Tours from 10.00am - Last Tour 15.30 : \L\1.30pm)
Now : \L\100x - 2008) the Morrisonbowmore are owned by Suntory
GPS : Latitude 55.757 North - Longtitude 6.2891 West

If you want to book the Craftsman's tour you need to do it AT LEAST one week in advance and that may even not be enougth...
We tried .. and were fu....d

Though we tried the "normal" tour and with only the two of us on the tour it became kind of a private tour.
Founded: 1779 by Mr. Simson. (Second oldest still on Islay.)
Established: 1768 (licensed 1776)
Water : River Laggan
Remark : We will report back from Bowmore after our visit wednesday the 3rd of September 2008 after our visit at Bowmore.
Here there is some small facts from our visit :
Bowmore sell about 2% to blends and 98% goes into single malt

The PPM : \L\1eat) is about 20ppm

After our visit you will also find some pictures and latest updated information regarding Bowmore whisky.

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Nestling in the hills above the shores of Loch Indaal is the village of Bowmore, considered to be the 'capital' of Islay. The distillery buildings are on the quayside. Bowmore Distillery was established in 1779 by a local merchant, one John Simpson. One of the earliest legal distilleries on the island, it was also owner-operated which, at that time, was unusual, since most proprietors on Islay leased out their distilleries. It was later taken over by one James Mutter and his family: Mutter, as well as being a farmer and distiller had the unlikely role of Ottoman, Portuguese and Brazilian Vice-Consul in Glasgow. Mutter considerably expanded the distillery and thus the Bowmore name began to travel and demand grew. The family kept the distillery until the 1890s when it was sold and became the Bowmore Distillery Co. During the Second World War the buildings were used as a coastal command base by the Air Ministry and the distillery was acquired by Stanley P. Morrison in 1963. Morrison's rebuilt and renovated many of the buildings, retaining the malting floors which are still used today.

From the book 'The Scottish Collection' Classic Malts by Carol P. Shaw :
Tasting notes : With its plesant aroma and peaty-fruty flavour, Bowmore is a good Islay malt for newcomers to these distinctive whiskies to try. Taste rating = 3
Established in the 1770's, Bowmore is reputed to be the oldest legal distillery on Islay. It stands in the island's main town and overlooks Loch Indaal, and its water is taken from the peaty River Laggan. The distillery has passed through several hands in the twentieth century, but it has been a consistently thriving concern since its acquision in 1963 by Stanley P. Morrison of Glasgow. The company is now Morrison Bowmore, and this is their flagship distillery.

From the Morrison Bowmore website:
Bowmore Distillery, one of the oldest in Scotland has stood on the shores of Loch Indaal, on the Hebridean Island of Islay, since 1779.
Its close proximity to the sea is vital in determining the final character of Bowmore Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, as is the strict adherence to the traditional production methods handed down to Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd in 1963, by its four previous owners.
Bowmore Distillery is one of an ever decreasing handful of distilleries to produce its own floor malted barley. The barley is still laboriously hand turned, by the Maltman, using the traditional wooden malt shovel. Exactly as his father, grandfather and great grandfather did in the past.
Bowmore Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky is produced using water from the Laggan River. Having spent 2000 years percolating through the rock in the hills above, the river gathers the flavours of the rich Islay Peat, the same Peat that fires the Malt drying kiln.
The famous Bowmore Vaults are where Bowmore Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky spends nearly all of its life. For many decades it rests quietly in the damp cellars below sea level. The Spanish and American Oak Casks impart rich and mellow flavours to the maturing whisky.
Peat, water, wood, people and tradition accumulate to create the subtle, warm and smoky character of Bowmore Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

Another Bowmore Bottle The Bowmore Islay Single Malt logo (From the site)

Bowmore Bottle Collection

10 years old
Sorry no picture !
Age : 10 years old.
Vol : 40%

12 years old
Bowmore 12 years old
Age : 12 years old.
Vol : 40%
Price 70cls.. : 315,- Dkr. in Skjold Burne (Tidligere Amager Vincenter)
750ml $34.99 at
100 cls. Dkr. 173,- tax free at Whisky World - Copenhagen Airport.
Remark : Bowmore is a gentle whisky, only a little peat is used in malting and some claim that its geographical situation on the island gives it a balance between the intense malts of the southern shores and the subtler ones of the north.

17 years old.
Sorry no picture !
Age : 17 Years old
Vol : 40%
Price 750ml $49.50 at
70cls. 498,- Dkr. in Skjold Burne (Tidligere Amager Vincenter).
Tested : Yes
Remark : Islay, with long aftertaste. Smokey and a bit sweet.

21 years old
Bowmore 21 years old
Age : 21 Years old.
Vol : ?%
Price 750ml $102.00 at

22 Ceramic
Bowmore 22 years old in Ceramic bottle
Age : 22 Years old
Vol : ?%
Price 750ml $121.00 at

25 years old
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Age : 25 Years old.
Vol : ?%
Price 750ml $121.00 at

30 years old
Bowmore 30 years old in ceramic bottle
Age : 30 Years old.
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Price 750ml $175.00 at

Cask Strength
Bowmore Cask strength
Age : ?
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Price100 cls. Dkr. 319,- tax free at Whisky World in Copenhagen Airport.
Remark : Wonderfull strong warm palate and finish - You might want to add water due to the strength.

Darkest Sherry Cask
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Age : ?
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Price 700 cls. Dkr. 299,- tax free at Whisky World in Copenhagen Airport.

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Price 750ml $26.39 at

Single Select
Bowmore Single Select
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Bowmore Surf single islay malt whisky
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