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SINGLE ISLAY MALT SCOTCH WHISKY             
geen leeftijd vermelding 40 %
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY

Praetia, Prudentia Praestat
Morrison's Distillers
Stanley P. Morrison Ltd,
Springburn Bond,
Carlisle Street, Glasgow

BOWMORE  11 years old 58,4 %            
SPECIAL INDIVIDUAL CASK BOTTLING
Distilled October 1979
Bottled October 1990
William Cadenhead Ltd,
18 Golden Square, Aberdeen

BOWMORE   12 years old 43 %              
Proprietors:
Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd, Glasgow
Morrison's Bowmore Distillery, Islay

BOWMORE   geen leeftijd vermelding 43 %
LAST  BOTTLE  &  EMPTY     
Bottled: 1967,
Matured in:
Sherry Casks in the oldest warehouse
at the Distillery dating back to 1779
Morrison's Bowmore Distillery, Islay

BOWMORE   17 years old 43 %            
Morrison' Bowmore Distillery, Islay

BOWMORE   geen leeftijd vermelding 40 %           
LEGEND
Morrison's Bowmore Distillery, Islay

BOWMORE   10 years old 43 %             
Imported by:
Duggans Distillers Products Corp.
West Nyack, New York

BOWMORE   14 years old 51,5 %            INFO
SINGLE CASK SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Date Distilled Jun 89
Date Bottled Jul 03
Society Cask code 3.81
Outturn 259 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Wine gums in the janitor's cupboard'

BOWMORE   35 years old 41,7 %                 
PEERLESS
A Unique Whisky of Distinction
Fons et Origo DTC
Cask Strenght
date distilled 02.1968
date bottled 02.2003
cask no. 1426
182 numbered bottles
Duncan Taylor & Co.

BOWMORE   36 years old 42.0 %      INFO       
PEERLESS
A Unique Whisky of Distinction
Fons et Origo DTC
Cask Strenght
date distilled 05.1966
date bottled 11.2002
cask no. 3311
158 numbered bottles
Duncan Taylor & Co.

BOWMORE   13 years old 52,1 %            
Cask Strenght
Distilled June 1989
Bottled Mrach 2003
Cask 6130
Unchill filtered
200 bottles
Usquebach Society
Single Cask Scotch Whisky
Nederlandse Scotch Malt Vereniging

BOWMORE   geen leeftijd vermelding 43 %            
DARKEST  (Old Bottling)
Sherry casked
From the No. I Vaults of Black Bowmore
Morrison's Bowmore Distillery, Islay

BOWMORE   15 years old  43 %             
MARINER
Proprietors:
Morrison Bowmore Distillers Limited,
Glasgow

BOWMORE   21 years old 43 %
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY
                 
Distilled 1970
Bottled: 1991
specially selected from casks matured
in the oldest warehouse at the Distillery
dating back to 1779
Morrison's Bowmore Distillery, Islay

BOWMORE   17 years old 52,9 %        INFO          
Date distilled Apr 76
Date bottled Feb 94
Society Cask No. code 3.18
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh

BOWMORE   geen leeftijd vermelding 56 %
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTYT
     
CASK STRENGHT  
Morrison's Bowmore Distillery, Islay

BOWMORE   7 years old 43 %            
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Distilled 05.02.88
Bottled 7.95
Cask No. 10
420 bottles
Van Wees, Holland

BOWMORE   6 years old 43 %           
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Distilled 3.4.89
Bottled 1.96
Cask no. 2870
442 bottles
Van Wees, Holland

BOWMORE   21 years old 43 %                 
specially selected from casks matured
in the oldest warehouse at the Distillery
dating back to 1779
Morrison's Bowmore Distillery, Islay

BOWMORE   25 years old 43%                 
specially selected from casks matured
in the oldest warehouse at the Distillery
dating back to 1779
Morrison's Bowmore Distillery, Islay

BOWMORE   9 years old 59,3 %
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY   
       
SINGLE CASK
SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Date distilled May 89
Date bottled Sept 98
Society Cask No. code 3.48
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh

BOWMORE     51,5 %                  INFO
DAWN
Bottled: July 2001
Port Casked
Ruby Port Cask Finished
Morrison's Bowmore Distillery, Islay
Colour: Russet
Body: Full

BOWMORE   22 years old 43 %            
Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd, Glasgow

BOWMORE   35 years old 44 %            INFO   
THE OLD MALT CASK
Special Cask Strenght
Single Cask Bottling
Bottled at Natural Cask Strenght
Distilled May 1966
Bottled May 2001
192 bottles
No Chill Filtration
No Colouring
Douglas Laing & Co, Ltd, Glasgow

BOWMORE   CLARET 56%                    INFO
Bordeaux Wine Casked 56 %
Limited Edition
Genummerde flessen
Morrison's Bowmore Distillery, Islay

BOWMORE   32 years old 45,5 %            INFO   
1968 DISTILLATION
To Celebrate
The 50th Anniversary of the original
Stanley P. Morrison Company.
Selected by Brian Morrison
Matured in Bourbon barrels
Matured in
the famous Number One Vault at Bowmore
Limited Edition
1860 numbered bottles
Morrison's Bowmore Distillery, Islay

BOWMORE   VOYAGE  56 %           INFO
Port Casked
Limited Edition
12000 bottles (on allocation)
Morrison's Bowmore Distillery, Islay
Specification details:
Finished in Ruby Port pipes for almost 2 years
Launch date: June 2000

BOWMORE   DUSK  50%                INFO
Bordeaux Wine Casked
Claret Casked
Morrison's Bowmore Distillery, Islay
Specification details:
Mainstream version of
Bowmore Claret (Limited Edition
launched in 1999)
Finished in Claret, Bordeaux Red Wine Casks for
amost 2 years
Bottled at 50 % alcoholic volume

BOWMORE   12 years old 46 %           INFO
WHISKY GALORE
The Legendary Scotch Rare Aged
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Date distilled 1989
Date bottled 2001
No chill filtering No colouring
Whisky Galore Ltd, Huntly, Aberdeenshire

BOWMORE    10 years old  43 %            
1992
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Distilled 6/5/92
Bottled 11/9/2002
Cask no. 2216
Genummerde flessen
The Ultimate Whisky Company, N.L.

BOWMORE    10 years old 46 %            
1995
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE
MALT SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Distilled 6/4/95
Bottled 27/6/05
Matured  in a Whisky-hog
Cask no.   796
Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
The Ultimate Whisky Company, N.L.

BOWMORE    12 years old 40 %          INFO     
ENIGMA
Bottled: 2005
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Exclusive to travel retail
Morrison's Bowmore Distillery, Islay

BOWMORE      Aged 15 years  43 %                                            
DARKEST
SHERRY  CASK  FINISHED
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
THE  ORIGINAL  Islay 1779 Malt
Bowmore Distillery, Islay

BOWMORE  SURF   40 %  
ISLAY  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Handcrafted on Islay since 1779
THE  ORIGINAL  ISLAY  1779  MALT
Bowmore Distillery, Islay

BOWMORE Aged  10 years  55.3 % INFO
THE  ORIGINAL  1 7 7 9  ISLAY  MALT
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
TEMPEST
SMALL  BATCH  RELEASE  No. 1
Batch No. 1
Cask Type: First Fill Bourbon
Bottled 2009
Bowmore Distillery, Bowmore, Islay

BOWMORE Aged  21 years  51.5 %
VINTAGE   1 9 8 8
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
THE  ORIGINAL  1 7 7 9  ISLAY  MALT
PORT  CASK  MATURED
Specially Hand Selected Port Pipes
Limited Release
Distilled  10TH  March 1988
Seven Port Pipes = 7200 bottles
Natural Cask Strenght
Non Chill Filtering
Bowmore Distillery, Bowmore, Isle of Islay

BOWMORE 1982 27 years old 49,6 %   INFO
27 years old   49,6 %
The   OCTAVE   cask   from Duncan  Taylor
single malt scotch whisky distilled at Bowmore
Region: Islay
Distilled in 1982
Cask no. 371674
Bottled in 2010
Total bottles 70
Duncan Taylor & Co, Huntly.

BOWMORE Aged  8 years  40 %  INFO
ISLAY  SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
Morrison's Bowmore Distillery, Islay

SECRET  STILLS     45%   INFO
DISTILLERY No:  0 4
Islay
RELEASE No: 1 6
LIMITED  EDITION
590 Bottles
Distilled: December 1999
Cask Type: First Fill Bourbon Barrel
Cask No: 32813, 32814
Bottled: August 2011
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin
BOWMORE  ( 1779 -
                                                                                                                                
Uitgebracht  Januari 2013:
                                                                                                                                                                                                        BOWMORE  SPRINGTIDE  54,9 % INFO                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Non Chill - Filtered                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bowmore Distyillery, Bowmore , Islay

Uitgebracht  Januari 2013
BOWMORE                                 
SPRINGTIDE  54,9 %    INFO                                 
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Non Chill - Filtered
Bowmore Distyillery, Bowmore , Islay


BOWMORE
VINTAGE  2 0 0 1
12 years old  46 %                            
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Islay Single Malt
Distilled: 08/05/01
Matured in a Hogshead
Cask no: 704
Bottled :05/11/13
338 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltration
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL


BOWMORE
2 0 0 2
11 years old 46 %                         
Islay Single malt
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Distilled: 02/10/02
Matured in a Hogshead
Cask No: 2189
Bottled: 10/03/14
364 Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL
Amersfoort

Islay
BOWMORE (1766

Bowmore, Islay, Argyll. Licentiehouder: Morrison's Bowmore Distillery Ltd. Eigendom van Suntory.
De eerste geschreven huurovereenkomst van Bowmore dateert van 1766 toen Daniel Campbell de Jongere, landeigenaar op Islay, de overeenkomst maakte met David Simson, zowel boer, koopman en distillateur te Killarow nu Bridgend, wat noordelijker dan Bowmore gelegen aan Loch Indaal.
Daniel Campbell de Jongere had besloten het sociale en economische centrum te verplaatsen van Killarow naar Bowmore.
De overeenkomst betrof een stuk grond en stukken moerasland, alsmede grond aan de Hill Street en Shore Street.
In 1776 verkreeg Simson toestemming om stenen te delven, turf te steken en huizen te bouwen.
In de periode tussen 1766 en 1776 was hij directeur van de posterijen op Islay, en weer in 1790. Ook was hij directeur van de Islay Packet, die een bootdienst onderhield tussen Tarbert in Argyll en Port Askaig op Islay.
Ook was hij korte tijd actief als distillateur op Jura, maar in de wintermaanden was dit een probleem, en hij hield hier mee op.
Hij werd geholpen door de landheer Daniel Campbell, die hem gerst leverde op krediet, en moest pas betalen als de whisky in Glasgow was verkocht.
In 1837 werd Bowmore verkocht aan William en James Mutter, kooplieden, van Duitse afkomst te Glasgow, die de distilleerderij vernieuwden en vergrootten.
James Mutter was een filantroop en progressieve boer, hij bezat ook drie boerderijen op Islay en was ook Turks- Portugees- en Braziliaans Vice - Consul te Glasgow.
De Nutters lieten ook de bedding van de rivier de Laggan veranderen om een groter verschil in het verloop van de rivier te verkrijgen.
Een eigen stoomschip, de S.S. Mutter, van 145 ton, voer tussen Islay en Glasgow, waar de Mutters lagerpakhuizen bezaten.
Toen Barnard in 1887 Bowmore bezocht werd er 908.000 liter spirit geproduceerd, alleen Ardbeg produceerde meer spirit per jaar op Islay.
Bowmore werd geexporteerd en had verkopers die Engeland en Schotland bereisden.
De zonen van de gebroeders Mutter leidden de distilleerderij tot 1892, toen Bowmore werd verkocht aan een consortium te Londen.
De naam van de onderneming werd toen The Bowmore Distillery Company. In 1925 kocht J.B. Sherriff ' Co Bowmore voor € 20.000.
Deze onderneming was gevormd in 1895 om Lochead distilleerderij te Campbeltown, Lochin-daal te Port Charlotte op Islay, en suikerrietplantages en een rumdistilleerderij op Jamaica over te nemen.
In 1920 moest J.B. Sherriff & Co in liquidatie gaan en Lochead en Lochindaal werden over-genomen door Benmore Distilleries.
Lochead werd gesloten in 1928.

Benmore Distilleries werd overgenomen door Distillers Company Ltd, (D.C.L) in 1929 en Lochindaal werd in datzelfde jaar gesloten.
Na te zijn geluiquideerd werd J.B. Sherriff & Co, Ltd gekocht door J.P. O'Brien Ltd, precies één dag nadat deze onderneming had besloten zelf in liquidatie te gaan.
Een maand eerder had J.P. O'Brien Ltd, Bulloch Lade & Co, eigenaars van Caol Ila overge-nomen .
Bulloch Lade & Co waren grote whiskyhandelaren en blenders in die tijd met belangen in behalve Caol Ila, ook in Lossit, op Islay, Camlachie, later Loch Katrine genaamd, te Glasgow en Benmore te Campbeltown.
Bulloch Lade & Co, waren net als zoveel anderen in die tijd in moeilijkheden geraakt.
Veel bedrijven werden toen of geliquideerd of overgenomen, en dat vaak tegen bodemprijzen.
De handelsnaam en goodwill van Sherriff werden gekocht voor € 100 in aandelen door Duncan MacLeod te Keabost op Skye, hij was eerder directeur geweest van Bulloch Lade Coen Highland Bonding Company.
Een nieuwe onderneming werd gevormd, ook met de naam J.B. Sherriff, in December 1924, en Bowmore ging verder met de naam Sherriff's Bowmore Distillery Ltd.
Gedurende de tweede wereldoorlog was Bowmore gesloten en hergde een afdeling van het Coastal Command, dat anti duikboot assistentie gaf aan Atlantische konvooien.
In 1950 werd Bowmore overgenomen door William Grigor & Son Ltd te Inverness, die ook in 1884 Glen Albyn had herbouwd.
In 1960 ging het slecht met de distilleerderij, Grigor was gestorven, zijn weduwe beheerde de bedrijven, maar de reputatie was slecht van de whisky van Bowmore, de kwaliteit van het gedistilleerd was heel wisselvallig, en men had slechts één afnemer overgehouden toen: Robertson & Baxter.
In het seizoen 1962 / 63 werd slechts 62.000 gallon whisky geproduceerd.
In 1963 luisterde Stanley P. Morrison een gesprek af tijdens een lunch in Rogano's Restaurant te Glasgow.
Hij vernam dat Bowmore waarschijnlijk werd verkocht aan aan Spaans bedrijf.
Onmiddelijk nam hij contact op met de weduwe van William Grigor te Inverness nog dezelfde middag werd Bowmore gekocht.
Bowmore ging voor € 117.000 over in de handen van Stanley P. Morrison, en voor Roseburn Bonding Company, met Bonded Warehouses in Glasgow werd € 83.000 betaald.
Stanley P. Morrison werd deelgenoot in William Walker & Company in 1925.
William Walker & Company was toen één van de belangrijkste whisky makelaars.
Stanley P. Morrison verliet William Walker & Company in 1932 en ging in 1932 een compagnonschap aan met Robert Lundie.
In 1935 begon hij geheel voor zichzelf wat later geholpen door zijn zoons Tim en Brian.
De firma had grote klanten als Robertson & Baxter, Beli's, de Distillers Company Ltd, Teachers en anderen.

In 1936 kocht Stanley P. Morrison Ltd Chivas Brothers en verkochten de voorraad whisky nog in hetzelfde jaar.
In 1948 werd Chivas Brothers verkocht aan Seagram.
In 1968 werd de gehele voorraad whisky gekocht van Bass Charrington voor € 3,6 miljoen.
In de zomer van 1963 werd Bowmore verbouwd, nieuwe stills, een nieuwe mashtun en washbacks werden geinstalleerd.
In 1964 werd Stanley P. Morrison verkoop agent voor het Verenigd Koninrijk van Invergordon Grain Distillery en daardoor mede verantwoordelijk voor de omschakeling van Invergordon van buikproducent naar merkatiklen leverancier.
In 1964 werd tijdens een zakenreis naar Japan kontakt gelegd met Mitsui Busan, de firma die Schotse whisky inkocht voor gebruik in de produkten van zowel Nikka als Suntory.
In 1968 werden de whiskyvoorraden geocht van de Bass Charrington groep voor € 3,6 miljoen.
In 1963 werd contact gezocht met de Distillers Company Ltd, de D.C.L. om een stilgelegde distilleerderij te kopen.
Dit werd Glen Garioch, dat werd verkocht omdat er niet voldoende water beschikbaar was. Met behulp van een helderziende werden nieuwe bronnen opgespoord.
In de jaren zeventig werden Bowmore en Glen Garioch voor het eerst als single malt whiskies gepromoot.
In 1984 werd Auchentoshan gekocht.
In 1988 werd de firmanaam Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd.
In 1989 verwierf Suntory 35 % van de aandelen.
Suntory was toen al in het bezit van een pakket aandelen in Macallan.
Sinds 1994 is Suntory de alleen eigenaar van Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd.
De vier met stoom gestookte ketels van Bowmore kunnen ruim 2 miljoen liter spirit per jaar prodiceren.
De meeste mout komt van Port Ellen, maar Bowmore mout zelf 35 % van de gebruikte mout.
Het water komt van de rivier Laggan.
De Mashtun is 8 ton
De zes washbacks zijn elk 40.000 liter groot.
De twee wash stills zijn elk 20.000 liter, de twee spirit stills elk 11.500 liter, ze worden met stoom verhit.
Manager is (2003) Ian McPherson.
Smoky, de poes van Bowmore sterft te Bowmore op 10 Augustus 2002. In de drie lagerpakhuizen von Bowmore rijpen 27000 vaten mit whisky.
September 2007
Er wordt een nieuwe Black Bowmore uitgebracht (de vierde). De verkoopprijs wordt vastgesteld op 2000 engelse ponden.
Begin volgend jaar, in 2008 komen er nog een Red Bowmore en een White Bowmore uit.

Bowmore Distillery Factfile

Distillery operating hours   5 ½  days a week, 24 hours a day
Number of emplyees   18
Water source   River Laggan
Water reserve   variable
Water colour   brown
Peat content of water   trace
Malt source   around 40 per cent own malt (1.700 tonnes in
   2003)    with balance from other maltsters
   including Port Ellen
Own floor maltings?   yes
Malt type   Optic
Malt specification phenols   average 25 ppm
Finished spirit phenols   average 8-10 ppm
Malt storage   180 tonnes
Mill type   Porteus, installed 1960s
Grist storage   8 tonnes
Mash tun contruction   stainless steel, semi-Lauter
Mash size   8 tonnes
First water   27.000 litres at 84o C
Second water   13.000 litres at 90o C
Third water   27.000 litres at lOOo C
Number of washbacks   6
Washback construction   Oregon pine
Washback charge   40.000 litres
Yeast   Mauri and Quest cultered yeasts (75/25)
Amount of yeast   100 kg per washback
Lenght of fermentation   48 hours (shorts:week); 62 hours (longs:
   weekend)
Initial fermentation temperature   19o C
Strenght of wash   7 per cent abv
Number of wash stills   2
Wash stills built   not known
Wash still capacity   30.940 litres
Wash still charge   20.000 litres (65 per cent of capacity)
Heat source   steam coils and pans

Wash still height   20 feet 8 inches (6.3 m)
Wash still shape   plain
Lyne arm   straight
Lenght of low-wines run   c. 8 hours
Low-wines collection range   46 per cent abv - 1 per cent abv
Number of spirit stills   2
Spirit stills built   no 1: 1986; no 2: not known
Spirit still capacity   no 1: 14.750 litres; no 2: 14.637 litres
Spirit still charge   c. 13.500 litres (92 per cent of capacity)
Strenght of spirit still charge         c. 27 per cent abv
Heat source   steam coils and pans
Spirit still height   19 feet (5.8 m)
Spirit still shape   plain
Lyne arm   no 1: rises about lOo; no 2 rises about 5o
Purifier ?   no
Condensers   three internally sited, one externally sited;
  lenght 15 feet 1 inch (4.6 m) to 16 feet 5 inches
  (5 m), containing between 176 and 218 l\ inch
  (32 mm ) copper tubes; all condensers bipartite
  (one half cool, one half hot)
Lenght of foreshot run   15 minutes
Lenght of spirit run   2.5 to 3 hours
Lenght of feints run   3.5 to 4 hours
Spirit cut   74 per cent abv - 61.5 per cent abv
Distilling strenght   68.8 per cent abv average
Storage strenght   63.5 per cent abv
Average spirit yield   408 litres of pure alcohol per tonne of malt (2003)
Disposal of pot ale and spent lees      pot ale to Caol Ila, then dispersed in Sound of
   Islay; spent lees to sewer
Type of casks filled for branded malt   71 per cent first-fill American oak
   remade hogsheads;
   14 per cent first-fill sherry butts and puncheons
Current annual output   1.7 million litres of pure alcohol
Number of warehouses   1 at distillery (numbered 1); 2 outside town on
   Low Road (numbered 5 and 6)
Type of warehouses   dunnage (1 and 5); racked (6)
Storage capacity on Islay   27.000 casks
Percentage of branded malt entirely
aged on Islay   100 %
Vatting and bottling location           Springburn (Glasgow)   Bron: Peat Smoke and Fire by Andrew Jefford

Distillery expressions   Legend (no age stated; circa 8 years old)
  Cask Strenght (no age stated)
  12- year old
  Mariner (15- year old)
  17- year old
  Aged 24 years
  Aged 30 years
   Darkest (sherry-casked)
  Dawn (port-casked)
  Dusk (Bordeaux-casked)
plus Surf (duty-free) and
special vintage dated releases

Major blending roles   Black Bottle, Rob Roy, Islay Hallmark

In 1997 kocht Euan Shand de merken Glendarroch en Whisky Galore.
Euan Shand werd koper de whiskyvoorraad en Duncan Taylor & Co.
Deze voorraad bestaat uit ongeveer 4000 vaten whisky, deels inmiddels heel oud en bijzonder.
Macallen, Bowmore, Glen Grant en St. Magdalene, Laphroaig en Bunnahabhain uit 1966, gelagerc in Cognac en Sherryvaten.

September 2009

After the "White", followed by the "Black" the "Gold" Bowmore is released as a 44 years
old single malt whisky and 42.4 %

There are 701 bottles and comes from the number one vaults at Bowmore and is matured
3 Bourbon casks and 1 Oloroso sherry butt and then married together

Bowmore Beaufort Scale:

Smokiness  -  Complexity  -  Batch  No. 1

Moderate breeze, fresh breeze, strong breeze, near gale, gale, strong gale, storm, violet storm.

For then years these first Bourbon casks have lain in our vaults just inches from the battering
waves of Loch Indaal, the result is a whisky bright summer gold in colour.

The nose is engulfed by earthy smoke and a sea salt brine. A little water brings out noted of
Crême Brûlée with orange blossom and butter cream.

At first on the palate is a surprising little burst of citrus some lemons and orange, then comes
the distinct peaty character of Islay, with a taste of the neighbouring sea. The citrus returns
at the end adding balance and complexity to the mouthfeel. The finish is long lingering yet
clean,. Sit back and enjoy this Bowmore Islay Tempest.

This is the first in a series of small batch releases from the Bowmore vaults bringing you a
taste of our weather beaten distillery on Islay.

July 2012

BOWMORE

Morrison Bowmore has released the 1964 and 1985 Vintages.

Bowmore Vintage 1964:   72 bottles are available at 42,9 %   at 8000 pound
Bowmore Vintage 1985: 747 bottles are available at 52,3 %   at   300 pound

Each bottle is made from hand -  blown glass by the glass artists Brodie Nairn
and  Nichola Burns


September 2012

BOWMORE

Morrison Bowmore has released the oldest ever Bowmore whisky, 1957 and 54 years old.
Distilled in 1957, matured in Vaults No. 1 from Bowmore and  bottled in 2011,
12 bottles are available to the global markets.
It is also the oldest Islay Single Malt  ever bottled.
The price: 100.000 pound a bottle.

Distilled during the Springtide when the earth, sun and moon are all aligned, and matured in
the finest oolroso  sherry casks, Bowmore Springtide is intensely powerful yet beautifully
balanced.

When power combine…..
Just as the tides are governed by the moon, Islay is ruled by the elements. Bowmore Springtide
shows what can be achieved when the two come together.

The highest tide of all, caused by the orbital alignment of the earth, sun and moon, the springtide
has a special significance for Bowmore if there were ever a time for our legendary No. 1 Vaults
below sea level to be engulfed by the ocean, this would be it. Yet somehow the maturation ware -
house remains.

Matured in sherry casks
Behind the Vaults' thick stone walls, bowmore's precious spirit is poured into the finest and secondl fill Oloroso sherry butts. Over the years, these contribute a wonderful richness and deep colour.
It 's as though the contents of the casks have absorbed some of the powerful energies outside

Distilled during the Springtide when the earth, sun and moon are all aligned, and matured in
the finest oolroso  sherry casks, Bowmore Springtide is intensely powerful yet beautifully
balanced.

When power combine…..
Just as the tides are governed by the moon, Islay is ruled by the elements. Bowmore Springtide
shows what can be achieved when the two come together.

The highest tide of all, caused by the orbital alignment of the earth, sun and moon, the springtide
has a special significance for Bowmore if there were ever a time for our legendary No. 1 Vaults
below sea level to be engulfed by the ocean, this would be it. Yet somehow the maturation ware -
house remains.

Matured in sherry casks
Behind the Vaults' thick stone walls, bowmore's precious spirit is poured into the finest and secondl fill Oloroso sherry butts. Over the years, these contribute a wonderful richness and deep colour.
It 's as though the contents of the casks have absorbed some of the powerful energies outside.



Its smoke, reminiscent of beach bonfires, mingles with a distinctly saline note, flowers, cereal, citrus and underneath a touch of tropical fruit. It is this character which, when matured in refill casks for a long period of time, becomes the primary aroma, the peat seemingly disappearing completely.

A significant percentage of the make is aged in ex-Sherry butts which take Bowmore off in another direction – one of dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, citrus and smoke. The extensive range picks and chooses between these extremes. A significant percentage of the distillery’s whisky is matured on the island, with the distillery’s No.1 Vaults being held to have the most extraordinary microclimate. This chill, damp environment – the vault is below the level of Loch Indaal and one wall makes up the town’s sea wall – is seen as ideal for long-term maturation.


There are claims that Bowmore’s distillery started operation in 1779, but there’s no evidence of whisky being made until a certain John Simpson took out a licence in 1816. It wouldn’t be until 1837 when the Glasgow blending firm, Wm & Jas. Mutter took over that it began to gain traction and reputation. In 1841, Windsor Castle requested a cask of Bowmore – this being a time when the English palate was considered too delicate (or Scotch too bold). As often happens, the distillery passed through a number of hands before in this case it was bought, in 1963, by broker Stanley P. Morrison. The Morrison era saw the start of what is recognised as a legendary period in Bowmore’s history – its mid-1960s bottlings are legendary.

The distillery was substantially modernised with an innovative heat recovery system not only cutting down on fuel bills but creating sufficient excess hot water to heat the town’s swimming pool. In 1989 the Japanese distiller Suntory bought stake in the distillery and took full control in 1994, the year after the ground-breaking Black Bowmore was launched. This 100% Sherry-aged release was sold for what at the time was seen as the ludicrously inflated price of £100.

In 2014 Suntory bought Jim Beam which, from an Islay perspective, sees two of Islay’s most iconic single malts (Bowmore and Laphroaig) under the same ownership.

TIMELINE

1779
Bowmore supposedly begins distilling, although the date is contested
1816
John Simpson applies for a license to distil at Bowmore
1837
Glaswegian blending firm Wm & Jas Mutter buy the distillery
1841
Windsor Castle orders a cask of Bowmore
1963
Stanley P. Morrison acquires the distillery
1989
Japanese drinks group Suntory buy a stake in the distillery
1994
Suntory takes full control of Bowmore
1995
Black Bowmore, a 100% sherry-aged whisky, is launched
2014
Suntory acquires Beam, and along with it a second Islay distillery in the shape of Laphroaig
BOWMORE FACTS

CAPACITY (MLPA) i
2
CONDENSER TYPE i
Shell and tube
FERMENTATION TIME i
Minimum 48hrs
FILLING STRENGTH i
63.5%
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
8
HEAT SOURCE i
Steam from oil boiler
MALT SPECIFICATION i
25-30ppm
MALT SUPPLIER i
Simpson's in Berwick-upon-Tweed
MASH TUN TYPE i
Semi Lauter
NEW-MAKE PHENOL LEVEL i
8-10ppm
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
69.2%
SINGLE MALT PERCENTAGE i
100%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
12,000
STILLS i
4 (2 wash, 2 spirit)
WAREHOUSING i
Two dunnage and one racked
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
20,000
WASHBACK SIZE (L) i
40,000
WASHBACK TYPE i
Wood
WASHBACKS i
6
WATER SOURCE i
River Laggan
WORT CLARITY i
Cloudy
YEAST TYPE i
25kg Kerry, 75kg Mauri
OWNERS

Beam Suntory logo
PARENT COMPANY

Beam Suntory
2014 - present
CURRENT OWNER

Morrison Bowmore Distillers
PREVIOUS OWNERS

Suntory Holdings
1994 - 2014
Morrison Bowmore Distillers
1987 - 1994
Stanley P Morrison
1963 - 1987
William Grigor & Sons
1950 - 1963
JB Sheriff & Co
1925 - 1950
Joseph Robert Holmes
1892 - 1925
William & Jas Mutter
1837 - 1890
John Simpson
1826 - 1837
John Johnston
1825 - 1826
John Simpson
1816 - 1818


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