Bowmore whisky is the legendary whisky that has all the finest qualities of a great single malt whisky. It has a rich and smoky character that is so quintessential Scottish. Made in the second oldest distillery in Scotland this is one of the prestigious whisky in the world. The bowmore distillery makes some of the widest and distinctive range of single malt scotch whiskies and the distillery is placed on the edge of the rugged Hebridean island has been in existence since 1779.
This whisky has a reputation of being one of the best single malts in the world and that has been possible due to its strict adherence to the time honored tradition of scotch making. The people and land of Islay are also responsible for keeping the tradition alive.
Another important thing that you should consider is the water used in the making of this fine single malt whisky. The Laggan River that flows has pure water that has spent thousand of years percolating through the ancient rocks of the islay. By the time the water reaches the distillery it has collected all the rich flavors of the island of islay. The bowmore distillery is also unique in the sense that it malts its own barley. Even today the maltman at the distillery uses the same wooden shovel that his father, grand father and great grand father used.
The unique taste of the bowmore whisky can also be attributed to the vaults or cellars where the whisky is aged for anywhere between 12 to 40 years. The cellars are situated below the sea level and the spirit is stored in the finest of American and Spanish oak casks. The salty sea air gives bowmore whisky its unique flavor and taste.
Starting from £35 to £100 are affordable to one and all. There are thousands of reviews of the various bowmore whiskies and if you read some of them you will be astonished how much they differ from one another and this is not something new amongst whiskey lovers. They either like the product or plainly hate it. However, the best way is to taste it and come to a conclusion yourself rather than read reviews.
One thing is guaranteed this scotch will not disappoint anyone and with so much history and experience behind it, it will surely make for great company on a leisurely evening. Although a little strong it goes well with a little water and ice.
The 26 year old bowmore has several flavors from fruits to drumstick lollies to old fashioned truck shops. All in all this is gentle whisky and is a mix of the intense shores of the south and the subtleness of the north.
If you are really craving for the best Scotch whisky then you can experience the bowmore’s 1965 single malt. This whisky is matured in bourbon and olorosso sherry casks and has the essence of the premium peat grown on the island of islay. This one liter bottle has honey colored Scotch whisky and is priced at £6000 at select stores and at Heathrow terminal 5. But if you are not inclined to spend that much even 10 year old scotch will satisfy your taste for fine whisky.