Bowmore

Each and every bottle of Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky has been shaped by the exquisite flavours of their 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.

Bowmore No. 1

With more maturing history within its walls than anywhere else in Scotland, Bowmore No.1 Malt will unlock the door to a story of deeper character.

Bowmore No.1 Malt is singularly special.

Vanilla sweetness, cinnamon spice and oak smoke beautifully complement the mouth-watering citrus, honeycomb and coconut flakes, culminating in a peat smoked, bourbon vanilla and lime finish.

  • Cask make up: Exclusively matured in first fill ex-Bourbon casks
  • Appearance: Warm gold
  • Nose: Vanilla fudge, sea air and peat smoke, balanced beautifully by honeycomb and cinnamon spice
  • Palate: Citrus, gentle saltiness and vanilla with flakes of coconut
  • Finish: Peat smoke, bourbon vanilla and lime.
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Bowmore 12 Year Old

Reflecting the essence of Bowmore our 12 years old is complex and perfectly balanced.

Puffs of peat smoke and pools of honey, sharpened by lemon zest. The signature style of the distillery.

  • Cask make up: Perfectly balanced Islay malt - matured in 1st fill ex-Bourbon casks
  • Appearance: Warm amber
  • Nose: Subtle lemon and honey, balanced beautifully by Bowmore’s trademark peaty smokiness
  • Palate: Warm and delicious on the palate with subtle dark chocolate flavours
  • Finish: Trademark gentle peat smoke, leading to a delicious, long and mellow finish.
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Bowmore 15 Year Old

Rich raisins and gentle smoke lead the way to a delicious chocolaty centre.

Many a whisky expert will announce that this is their favourite of the Bowmore range.

A bit of a dark horse, the last few years spent finishing in Spanish Oloroso sherry casks dramatically change the character of this whisky.

  • Cask make up: Matured in an inspired combination of both bourbon andsherry casks
  • Appearance: Treacle dark amber
  • Nose: Delicious dark chocolate, rich dark fruits and a hint of Islay smoke – warm glass to nose the full flavours
  • Palate: Rich treacle toffee and cedar wood
  • Finish: Robust and warming with a hint of sherry tannin. Matured first in bourbon casks then the final years in Oloroso sherry casks.
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Bowmore 18 Year Old

One of the most remarkable, perfectly balanced malts of its kind.

The stocks of Bowmore 18 Years Old may be limited but there’s no end to its enjoyment.

Classic peated notes of Bowmore are overtaken by the characters developed in cask. Creamy caramel to toffee with ripe fruit and smoke aromas, with bitter chocolate apparent on the palate.

  • Cask make up: Matured for just under two decades in the finest ex-Bourbon oak casks"
  • Appearance: Mellow mahogany
  • Nose: Classic Bowmore smokiness, perfectly tempered with cream caramel, chocolate and ripe fruit aromas
  • Palate: Beautiful soft fruit and chocolate balanced with light smokiness – incredibly complex
  • Finish: Long and wonderfully balanced. Exclusively matured in first fill bourbon casks.
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Bowmore 25 Year Old

A joyful union of delicious toffee and hazelnut, bound together by sweet peat smoke.

A whisky to be savoured slowly.

  • Cask make-up: matured for a quarter of a century in North American bourbon and Spanish sherry casks
  • Appearance: Deep, rich mahogany
  • Nose: Intense sherry and stewed fruits, with a trace of Bowmore smokiness
  • Palate: Delicious toffee and hazelnut, woven together with just a hint of sweet peat smoke
  • Finish: Mellow, gentle and incredibly complex Matured for a quarter of a century in north American bourbon and Spanish sherry casks.
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Bowmore are the first licensed distillery on Islay and home to the oldest Scotch whisky maturation space in the world.

Within their No. 1 Vaults, you’ll find more Scotch history than anywhere else. It’s in the fresh sea air, the old stone walls, and the earth upon which every cask of Bowmore whisky matures.

A place of legend and craftsmanship, of beauty and reflection, the No. 1 Vaults is where Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky is meticulously matured until perfect. Their master distillers have been doing it that way since 1779.