Bowmore distillery

Bowmore is a distillery that produces scotch whisky on the isle of Islay (pronounced “eye-lah”), an island of the Inner Hebrides. The distillery, which lies on the South Eastern shore of Loch Indaal, is one of the oldest in Scotland and is said to have been established in 1779. The distillery is owned by Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd, a holding company owned by Japanese drinks company Suntory. Morrison Bowmore also own the Auchentoshan and Glen Garioch distilleries and produce the McClelland’s Single Malt range of bottlings.

Islay malts are renowned for their peaty smokiness and Bowmore is no exception. The malts produced by Bowmore are carefully smoked in a peat-fired kiln, just as their ancestors did over 200 years ago.