Bowmore No. 1
With more maturing history within its walls than anywhere else in Scotland, Bowmore No.1 malt will unlock the door to a story of deeper character. Exclusively matured in first fill Bourbon casks, Bowmore’s newly launched No.1 Malt is singularly special. Vanilla sweetness, cinnamon spice and oak smoke beautifully complement the mouth-watering citrus, honeycomb and coconut flakes, culminating in a peat smoked, bourbon vanilla and lime finish.
Colour: Honey gold.
Aroma: Vanilla sweetness, cinnamon spice and oak smoke.
Palate: Mouth-watering citrus, honeycomb and coconut flakes.
Finish: The peat smoked, bourbon vanilla and lime finish.
Bowmore 10 Year Old Travel Exclusive
Bowmore 10 Year Old pushes the boundaries with bold flavour fusions. Spanish Oak sherry casks develop spicy notes on our signature peat smoke in an intense marriage of fire and earth.
Colour: Dark amber
Aroma: Sun-dried fruit, baked Seville orange and toasted maple
Palate: Sultanas, sea salt and dark fruit oils
Finish: Peat-smoked walnut and spices
Bowmore 12 Year Old
Complex yet perfectly balanced, our 12 Year Old reflects the raw essence of Bowmore – thrashing waves, windswept landscapes and generations of tradition. Bowmore 12 Year Old has received much critical acclaim; the late, great whisky writer Michael Jackson proclaimed it “remarkably long and complex”. We like to think of it as vanilla ice cream at a beach bonfire.
Colour: Warm amber.
Aroma: Subtle lemon and honey, balanced beautifully by Bowmore’s trademark peaty smokiness.
Palate: Sweet and delicious heather honey and gentle peat smoke.
Finish: The long, mellow finish.
Bowmore 15 Year Old “Darkest”
Matured in an inspired combination of both bourbon and sherry casks, it’s the final three years spent in Oloroso sherry casks that gives Bowmore 15 Year Old ‘Darkest’, one of the most beautifully balanced Bowmores, the rich, deep colour reflected in its name, and its warming finish.
Colour: Treacle dark amber.
Aroma: Delicious dark chocolate, sun-dried fruits and a tell-tale wisp of Islay smoke.
Palate: Wonderful cedar wood and rich treacle toffee.
Finish: The robust and complex finish with a hint of sherry tannin.
Bowmore 15 Year Old Travel Exclusive
Exquisitely married in first fill Bourbon casks and hogsheads, Bowmore 15 Year Old has a refreshing, inspired and uplifting character.
Colour: Golden barley
Aroma: Zesty citrus fruits
Palate: Silky peat smoke and salty-sweet vanilla
Finish: Sweet almond and lemon
Bowmore 18 Year Old
Cosseted away in the finest, hand-selected oak casks and allowed to mature at its own sedate pace, this is one of the most remarkable, perfectly balanced malts of its kind. One of our rarest most exceptional bottlings, the stocks of Bowmore 18 Year Old may be limited but there’s no end to its enjoyment.
Colour: Mellow mahogany.
Aroma: Classic Bowmore smokiness, perfectly tempered with creamy caramel, chocolate and ripe fruit aromas.
Palate: Beautiful soft fruit and chocolate balanced with a light smokiness – incredibly complex.
Finish: The long and wonderfully balanced finish.
Bowmore 18 Year Old Travel Exclusive
Bowmore 18 Year Old is perfectly balanced, with a dignified maturity through time well spent in the depths of the finest Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez Sherry casks.
Colour: Treacle dark amber
Aroma: Rich chocolate and gentle peat smoke
Palate: treacle toffee, dates and bitter-sweet orange peel
Finish: Roasted coffee and macadamia nuts
Bowmore 25 Year Old
A whisky to be savoured slowly, every delicious drop of this exquisitely balanced malt has been matured for a quarter of a century in North American bourbon and Spanish sherry casks. Exceptional even by Bowmore’s standards, our highly acclaimed Bowmore 25 Year Old exhibits the finest qualities of each.
Colour: Deep, rich mahogany.
Aroma: Intense sherry and stewed fruits, with a trace of Bowmore smokiness.
Palate: delicious toffee and hazelnut, woven together with just a hint of sweet peat smoke.
Finish: The mellow, gentle and incredibly complex finish.
Black Bowmore 50 Year Old, The Last Cask To Be Rediscovered
Created under the careful eye of Bowmore’s craftsmen, including Master Distiller Eddie MacAffer, Black Bowmore 50 Year Old, The Last Cask To Be Rediscovered is a whisky aged to perfection. First distilled on 5 November 1964 at the Bowmore distillery on Islay, over the years this series has become one of the rarest and most sought-after single malt whiskies ever created.
Colour: Deep, black pearl darkness.
Aroma: The senses are awakened to the deep aromas of soft, sweet, exotic fruits, complemented perfectly by Bowmore’s renowned gentle peat smoke.
Palate: After 50 years maturing in Bowmore’s legendary No.1 Vaults, Black Bowmore 50 Year Old, The Last Cask To Be Rediscovered has developed a sublime elegance on the palate to reveal notes of tropical fruit including mango, papaya and pineapple balanced by dam
Finish: A long, lingering mouth-feel carried by notes of Bowmore’s native Islay seabreeze.
Bowmore The 50 Year Old
Distilled one very cold day in December 1961 and laid down in two ex-bourbon hogshead casks, our Bowmore 50 Year Old has spent half a century maturing in Bowmore’s legendary No. 1 Vaults. Today, just 200 bottles of this truly exceptional single malt remain – 50 of which will be released each year between 2013 and 2016. Bowmore 50 Year Old is a celebration of not just one mastercraft but many, starting with the time-honoured skills of our small distillery team that cold winter’s day on Islay.
Colour: Warm honey gold.
Aroma: Sweet almond frangipane in coconut milk, the fruitiness of apricots and crystallised orange, together with hints of black truffles and tea tree oil.
Palate: Bursts of ripe fruit – figs, fleshy papaya, pomegranate and pineapple – intermingled with black truffles and gentle smoke.
Finish: The evolving finish of almond cake and caramelised pears interwoven with subtle peat oils.
Bowmore Vault Edit1°N Atlantic Sea Salt
Created using the finest hand selected ex-bourbon casks to create a refined liquid of greater depth, Bowmore Vault Edit1°n Atlantic Sea Salt reflects the distinctive microclimate in the depths of the No.1 Vaults. Bowmore distillery’s close proximity to the sea is vital in determining the final character of the spirit and the Atlantic sea spray that washes against the iconic sea-facing wall of Bowmore’s legendary No.1 Vaults is a key note in this release.
Colour: Bright Gold
Aromas: Breathe in notes of salted honeycomb complemented by the fresh and cool breeze of Atlantic sea spray
Palate: After spending its life maturing in Bowmore’s legendary No.1 Vaults, this pioneering whisky embodies sun-ripened fruits, zingy spiced cocoa and blood orange
Finish: A lasting finish that opens out like the vast Atlantic Ocean of which the Bowmore distillery overlooks. The ideal dram to enjoy on a cold winter’s evening, this sublime whisky is awash with blackberry, sea salt and kumquat
Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish
Mizunara oak casks embarked on the 6,000 mile journey from Japan to Islay. Cultures and languages differ but master craftsmanship is admired the whole world over. Combining the best of the east and the west in a first for scotch malt whisky, Bowmore Mizunara cask finish is an intriguing marriage of Scottish strength and passion with Japanese elegance and refinement. Here, in a first for scotch malt whisky, these legendary Mizunara casks became home to Bowmore’s celebrated single malt, resting peacefully in the infamous No.1 Vaults. A remarkable creation has emerged which is a rare masterpiece indeed, merging the skills of the great whisky distilling nations.
Colour: Warm amber.
Aroma: Spicy, mellow sweetness carried on a fresh ocean breeze.
Palate: Sweet vanilla, cedar wood, exotic mango and honey rose blossom.
Finish: Floral spice and fragrant smoke.
In October 2012, Bowmore released their oldest ever expression, the exceptionally rare Bowmore 1957, 54 Year Old. Not only is this the oldest whisky they have ever released, it is also the oldest Islay Single Malt ever released. Distilled in 1957 and bottled in 2011, this marvel has been lying in wait in the finest oak for more than half a century. With only 12 bottles in existence in the world, Bowmore 1957 is the oldest and rarest ever Bowmore.
Colour: Glistening warm gold.
Aroma: An elixir of blueberries and wild figs with mellow almonds, tropical fruit and rich oaky overtones.
Palate: Layer upon layer of sweet and refined ocean tastes with soft blueberries, cassis and figs, sea salt and fresh eucalyptus.
Finish: Long and whispering finish of cassis, bergamot and star anise.