Founded over two centuries ago in 1779, Bowmore is the first recorded distillery on Islay (pronounced ‘eye-la’) and one of the oldest in the whole of Scotland. Islay malts are renowned for their peaty smokiness and Bowmore is no exception. We carefully smoke our malt in a peat-fired kiln, just as our ancestors did over 200 years ago.
Islay is a stunningly beautiful, unspoilt island that lies off the west coast of Scotland. Bowmore is the original Islay distillery, having hand crafted its award winning single malt whisky since 1779. Bowmore lies at the heart of the island, on the shore of loch Indaal, and is regarded as the best balanced Islay malt whisky, characterised by its wonderfully rich, warm and smokey flavours.