Bowmore - Legend of St Ives

Lot Id: 172044

Bowmore - Legend of St Ives

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Isle of Islay whisky for auction
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Isle of Islay whisky for auction

Bowmore distillery, the oldest producing distillery on the wonderful island of Islay. Found on the shore of Loch Indaal, it was established back in 1779. The distillery is currently operated by Morrison Bowmore Distillers. This is part of a larger cog that is Beam Suntory. As mentioned the establishment of the distillery was in 1779 by John P. Simson. He sadly had to pass up ownership of the distillery and it was bought by a German family, the Mutter family. Mutter had some great idea during his tenure. The traditional nature of Bowmore is still found in their drams with as much local barley from the island being sourced as possible and their own floor maltings being used. Around 2 million litres are produced which is a real bonus for the locals because any surplus heat from the process goes to heat the public swimming pool! The distillery is held in high regard for producing some of the worlds most expensive and collectable malts such as the Black Bowmore.

In May 1813 during the war, a French soldier was captured by his British enemies (St Ives).

He actually escaped prison, fought recapture and escaped from his enemies in a hot air balloon. 

  • Distillery: Bowmore Whisky for auction
  • Bottler: Distillery
  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: Islay
  • Size: 70cl
  • Type: Single Malt Whisky
  • Strength (%): 40%
  • Distillery Status: Operational
  • Fill Level: High Shoulder
  • Lot Type: Full Size
  • Shipping Weight: 2.00 KG

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