Bowmore is Islay’s oldest distillery, and home to the world’s oldest whisky maturation warehouse, the No. 1 Vaults. It’s in this legendary warehouse that Bowmore whisky has been meticulously matured by the master distillers for nearly 240 years.
The first recorded mention of Bowmore Distillery dates from 1779, but speak kindly to a few of the older islanders and they’ll maybe whisper a rumor or two that distilling started here sometime before that.
Each and every bottle of Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky has been shaped by the exquisite flavors of our carefully selected oak casks, rounded by the Hebridean air, and given character by the slow passage of time. And all within the nurturing walls of the legendary No. 1 Vaults.
Reflecting the essence of Bowmore – thrashing waves, windswept landscapes, and generations of tradition – the 12 years old is both complex and perfectly balanced. Subtle lemon and sweet heather honey complement Bowmore’s trademark peat smoke, leading to a delicious, long and mellow finish.
ABV: 40% | Bottle Size: 700ml