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 »
A very special Bowmore from a hogshead filled on August 9th 1980, the day that Queen Elizabeth II visited the distillery. Cask #5774 was acquired by Jim Howat, then Chairman of Morrison Bowmore and was left in his will to the JTH Charitable Trust he created with his wife Christine. Designed and bottled in 2011 by Morrison Bowmore as a special limited edition for the charitable trust yielding 156 bottles at a natural strength of 46.7%.
One of the famous Bowmore Bicentenary bottles from 1979. This whisky was distilled in 1964, and has been hailed as one of the finest Bowmores produced to date. Please note that this item does not come with a presentation box.
A beautiful 1956 vintage Bowmore, bottled sometime in the 1970s or early 1980s. Distilled before the Morrisons took over the business but bottled rather elegantly by them. A bottling of this under an Italian label for Soffiantino scooped a staggering 96 points from Serge at Whiskyfun.
A very rare bicentenary whisky from Bowmore, bottled at cask strength in 1979 as part of the 200th birthday celebrations. This edition was produced for the Italian market and comes in a rather unusual square bottle. The whisky is reputed to have been distilled in 1969, but does not say so on the bottle.
After 2007's 'new' Black Bowmore, this White Bowmore is the second edition of the Noughties' 1964 Trilogy series, and has spent its life in bourbon casks, so should make for a very interesting contrast. Awarded 94 points from John Hansell in Malt Advocate, this was one of the most talked-about releases of 2008.
A beautiful rare distillery bottling of single cask Bowmore whisky. Distilled in 1969 and bottled in 1978 for Sandra Montanari of Bologna after maturing for a mere 8 or 9 years. It's a sister cask to the famed #6635 and we expect it to be stunning.
A ceramic decanter of 1955 vintage Bowmore, specially bottled for the opening of the distillery's visitor centre on September 12th 1974. This Bowmore 1955 has become a legendary dram amongst the cognoscenti, and recently picked up an enormous score of 97 points from Whiskyfun - the joint-highest score of any Bowmore on the site. Just 100 of these half-bottle sized decanters were produced.
A very rare blended whisky produced by Bowmore for their Bicentenary in the 1970s. This was only produced to be served at Bowmore's Bicentenary Luncheon, and we believe only a handful of bottles survived, possibly as few as 12.
The second of the three extraordinary Oloroso cask 1964 Bowmores released in the mid-1990s. Like the first batch, this release was of 2000 bottles, and originally retailed on the high street for around £80(!). An almost unfathomable concentration and intensity of flavour, and with the perfect balance of fruit, peat and power.
This is the American version of Black Bowmore 2nd edition, the second of the three extraordinary Oloroso cask 1964 Bowmores released in the mid-1990s. An almost unfathomable concentration and intensity of flavour, and with the perfect balance of fruit, peat and power.