Islay whiskies are known for their peatiness, although not all the distilleries on the island produce this style - Bruichladdich and Bunnahabhain have little or no peat in their standard expressions and Caol Ila produce an unpeated batch every year, while even the famously smoky Ardbeg has an unpeated expression, Blasda. 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%.
A legendary bottling of Bowmore bottled in 1979 to celebrate the distillery's bicentenary. Vatted from some phenomenal 1960s sherry casks, this is renowned by aficionados as one of the best Bowmore's ever - at a fraction of the pricetags commanded by the likes of Black Bowmore.
A 1966 vintage Bowmore from independent bottler Duncan Taylor. Bottled in 2006 at 40 years of age, only 153 bottles came out of the cask. Released as part of a series of three single casks of the same vintage and age, this is a rare bottling and much sought after.
An incredible old Bowmore from Duncan Taylor. Distilled back in May 1966, this was aged for 40 years before being bottled in August 2006. This bottling has a bit of a reputation and rightly so - a fantastic example of 1960s Bowmore at its best.
A 1966 vintage Bowmore from independent bottlers Duncan Taylor as part of their cask strength Rare Auld series in 2004. Matured for 38 years in cask number 3303, just 179 bottles were yielded. This bottling received an impressive 92 points on the Malt Maniacs monitor.