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Bowmore Islay Single Malt Whisky has established itself as the first malt distillery located on the Isle of Islay in 1779. It is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. Since then, Bowmore developed into the number 1 and most requested Islay malt.
Islay malts are famous for their distinctive smoky flavor. Bowmore this subtly reflected by artisan fired with peat fire, according to the more than 200 year old Bowmore tradition.
Bowmore was proclaimed in October 2012 to "Whisky Distiller of the Year" by the authoritative 'Whisky Magazine'. Bowmore Whisky Connoisseurs count among the best Single Malts of Scotland.
As one of the few distilleries Bowmore has its own malt floor; Here the barley is still repositioned by malt man with hand. Bowmore uses pure water from the Laggan River, fed by numerous small streams with crystal clear water that the typical flavors of the rich Islay peat under adopted. Because of this, the Bowmore whiskeys their distinctive flavor.
Number 1 Vaults
Bowmore whiskeys are aged in the cellars of the distillery, the famous "Number 1 vaults. Because it is located below sea level, dominating ideal conditions. The wooden barrels in which the whiskey rests, in many cases, been used for the support of sherry, port, claret wines and bourbon whiskey. This adds to the finesse and character of the whiskey.
Bowmore is owned by Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd, a specialist in Scottish Single Malt Whisky with three distilleries:. Bowmore Distillery on Islay, Auchentoshan Distillery in the Lowlands and the Highlands Glen Garioch. Morrison Bowmore is part of the Japanese Suntory group.
Bowmore Distillery is to visit the town of Bowmore, Islay. Bowmore offers accommodation options at the distillery.