Single Malt Secrets | The Joys of Bowmore Whisky

Bowmore distillery was one of the first distilleries to receive a licence which meant it leaped into a fully operational distillery in 1779. The founder, William Simson had been distilling in Bowmore since just after his arrival in 1766. Producing some two million litres annually, Bowmore Distillery, has some of the finest whiskies in range. To find some of the finest and rarest products from this distillery, look no further than The Rare Malt Whisky Company and their fine range of Bowmore whisky.

Bowmore Feis Ile 2008 8 Year Old

A rare malt that was specially released fot the annial Feis ile Festival. First distilled in 1999 it was then transferred into limousine Oak Cask for 8 years before its bottling in 2008. This single malt boasts notes of the classic bowmore smokiness with a hint of fresh cranberries. As a collectors bottle there were only 800 bottle released, individually numbered, making this a rare collectable.

Bowmore Rare Old Style 17 Year Old

This 17 year old Islay single malt was released in the 1990’s and is completed with an iconic screen print label bottling. With a gentle smoky character complete with a long and creamy finish.

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Bowmore Hand-Filled 18 Year Old PX Sherry Single Cask

This rare malt from the Bowmore distillery was hand filled and distilled in 1999. After maturing in a PX sherry cask for 18 years it was recently bottled in 2017. A delightfully new addition to any collector’s collection.

Bowmore 15 Year Old ‘Darkest”

A gorgeous release from Islay’s oldest distillery. This single malt was matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks with the final 3 years of maturation in sherry casks to give the beautifully rich and warming colour to reflect its finishing notes. This 15 year old single malt gives a rich raisin and gentle smoke flavour with a rich chocolate finish.

Bowmore 20 Year Old Hand-Filled Single Cask

The Bowmore 20 Year Old Hand-Filled Single Cask is a truly special addition to any collection. This single malt is sold exclusively on Islay and is not made for wider distribution. First filled into first-use sherry cask in 1996 it was left to mature for 20 years before being bottled on 2016. This very rare single malt is at a cask strength of 56.2% and incredibly difficult to get hold of.