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DISTILLERIES OF SCOTLAND

Bowmore Distillery

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Region

Islay


Owner

Beam Suntory


Founded

1779 | David Simpson


Bowmore is the oldest distillery on Islay, dating back to 1779. It is situated in the town of Bowmore and all excess heat from the distillery is used to heat the local swimming pool. The No 1 warehouse at Bowmore is below sea level and they believe this is the perfect climate to mature their whisky. Often found in sherry casks, this whisky is often a lovely balance of smoke and dark rich spice.

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Bowmore Distillery Facts

Mash Tun Type

Semi-Lauter

Number of Washbacks

6

Washback Type

Oregon Pine

Capacity (L)

2,150,000

Fermentation Time

60 and 90 Hours

Condenser Type

Shell & Tube

Number of Stills

4

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