Tasting Notes-Bowmore Warehousemen’s Selection
Savour the balance of smoked orange and macadamia nuts, giving way to a ripe pear with a soft oak smoke finish-from the distillery.
Founded over two centuries ago in 1779, the distillery was the first recorded on Islay (pronounced ‘eye-la’) and one of the oldest in the whole of Scotland. Islay malts are renowned for their peaty smokiness and Bowmore is no exception.
They carefully smoke their malt in a peat-fired kiln, just as it’s ancestors did over 200 years ago. The island’s administrative capital and crossroads, Bowmore the place was the first planned village in the country, founded in 1768. Just 11 years its junior, the distillery at the community’s heart produces the First Islay Malt.
The distillery has stood on the shores of Loch Indaal, a sea loch that opens out into the Atlantic Ocean, since 1779. Its proximity to the sea plays a vital role in shaping the final character of our spirit, which breathes in the salty sea air all the while it’s maturing.