Bowmore whisky distillery is the oldest distillery still in operation on the island of Islay by quite a stretch, nearly 40 years ahead of the nearest rival for the title. Bowmore whisky has long been a great malt to work into the heavier Islay whiskies providing a balance between sweet and smoky.
Bowmore still boasts its own maltings, one of the few in Scotland still to have its own, although only around a third of its barley is malted there. Bowmore whisky distillery has two sets of stills producing around 1.3 millions litres of peated spirit every year.
Bowmore whisky Distillery is open to visitors.