Bowmore - 30 Year Old 2020 Annual Release

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Bowmore - 30 Year Old 2020 Annual Release

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Isle of Islay whisky for auction
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Bowmore distillery, the oldest producing distillery on the wonderful island o Islay. Found on the shore of Loch Indaal, is was established back in 1779. The distillery currently operated by Morrison Bowmore Distillers. This is part of a larger cog that is Beam Suntory. Other distilleries that come under the Suntory umbrella are the Auchentoshan and Glen Garioch distilleries. 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 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.

This is the first of a new annual release series. It was distilled in 1989 and matured for three decades in the finest Sherry hogsheads and Bourbon barrels. Bottled at a cask strength of 45.3%, this 30-Year-Old is one only 2580 bottles available in 2020. The case in which it is enclosed is inspired by the terrain that surrounds the Bowmore Distillery and the legendary landscape that defines the whisky.

  • Distillery: Bowmore Whisky for auction
  • Bottler: Distillery
  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: Islay
  • Size: 70cl
  • Type: Single Malt Whisky
  • Age: 30 Year Old
  • Number of Bottles: 2580
  • Strength (%): 45.3%
  • Cask Type: Bourbon and Sherry
  • Distillery Status: Operational
  • Lot Type: Full Size
  • Shipping Weight: 2.00 KG

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