Bowmore 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 has long been a great malt to work in to 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 has two sets of stills producing around 1.3 millions litres of peated spirit every year. 

Bowmore is open to visitors.

Bowmore

Bowmore 12 year old
The oldest distillery on Islay still in operation after opening its doors in 1779. Located in Bowmore, the largest town...
£36.95
Bowmore 12 year old 5cl
The oldest distillery on Islay still in operation after opening its doors in 1779. Located in Bowmore, the largest town...
£6.25
Bowmore 15 year old Darkest
Bowmore Darkest 15 year old has been matured for twelve years in Bourbon barrels and a further three in Oloroso...
£56.95
Bowmore 15 year old Darkest 5cl
Bowmore Darkest 15 year old has been matured for twelve years in Bourbon barrels and a further three in Oloroso...
£7.95
Bowmore 9 year old
Matured in a combination of the finest Oloroso sherry and bourbon casks. Great to see an under ten year old...
£34.95
Bowmore Gift Pack
The oldest distillery still in operation on the island, Bowmore distillery is the very essence of Islay. Rich and full...
£21.99
Elements of Islay - Bw6
A pretty special independent bottling from the Elements of Islay range. This is the 6th release of a Bowmore from...
£64.95
Elements of Islay Bw-6
The sixth Bowmore to be release in the Elements of Islay series. What a fantastic whisky! Big and bold, everything...
£64.99