Another of Islay’s finest exports, Bowmore produces superb scotch whisky from its unique coastal location. Founded in 1779, Bowmore is thought to be one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, and is owned by Japanese drinks company Suntory, which also owns Auchentoshan and Glen Garioch. The whisky produced at Bowmore has its own individual character, which is largely down to the distillery’s proximity to the coast.
Bowmore is Islay’s very first licensed distillery, a location which also happens to be home to the world’s oldest Scotch whisky maturation space. This unique coastal site gives Bowmore whisky and Bowmore single malt whisky its truly distinctive character, as do the distillery’s carefully selected oak casks, famed for their flavour.
Paired with the fresh, Hebridian sea air and cold, coastal stone walls which protect Bowmore whiskies during a meticulous maturing process, Bowmore whiskies are as full and as bold as the waters that surround their birthplace.
Their whisky emerges from this time-old and traditional distillation process only once deemed perfect by Bowmore’s skilled, expert distillers, and so with Bowmore whisky, you can be sure that each bottle will be as special as the last.