Bowmore was the first of Islay's distilleries to receive a license, springing fully-formed into official existence in 1779. It is likely that the founder of the distillery, one William Simson, had been been distilling in Bowmore since shortly after his arrival in 1766, at a time when Daniel Campbell the Younger (the laird of the island) was exp ... Read More »
Another outstanding single cask cask-strength Bowmore from Signatory. Just about everything in this 'Cask Strength Collection' series has been very good and several have been exceptional. Distilled on June 13 1997 and aged for 16 years in hogsheads 1916 and 1917, this was bottled on February 19 2014.
A lightly coloured single cask 1989 Bowmore bottled by Douglas Laing for the Old Malt Cask range. I suspect that this came out of a several-times-refilled sherry cask, but with 21 years under its belt it should have a bit of oomph still.
A 1989 vintage whisky bottled by Gordon & Macphail as part of their Secret Stills collection from a pair of sherry casks. All the information they give is that this is the 1st release of whisky from distillery number 4. We can let on that it's from Bowmore...
A 1999 vintage Bowmore, bottled at 6 years of age and released for Feis Ile in 2006. Malt Maniac Serge Valentin commented it has notes of salmiakki (the fantastic salted liquorice you get in Scandinavia) and lemon marmalade with an undertone of peat.