Bowmore: The oldest whisky distillery on Islay

The Bowmore distillery in the town of the same name on the island of Islay was founded in 1779 by the merchant David Simson. In the early 19th century it was taken over by the German-born Mutter family. The head of the Mutter family worked in Glasgow as vice-consul in the consulates of the Ottoman Empire, Portugal and Brazil.

Mutter was a technical pioneer of his time who used the technological innovations of the industrial revolution to make the distillery internationally renowned. This included using a steamship to transport coal to Islay and the whisky to the mainland.

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The distillery gained further fame during the Second World War, when it served as the headquarters of the British Royal Air Force's Coastal Command. Today the distillery is owned by Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd. and thus by the Japanese whisky giant Suntory.

At ShopinBit, we offer a variety of whiskies from the Bowmore Distillery through our Concierge Service, all of which are characterised by the exquisite aromas of hand-picked oak casks.

Here we would like to highlight two limited editions that customers from Germany can order from us and pay with Bitcoin and other crypto currencies.

Bowmore Vintner's Trilogy: 27 Year Old Port Cask

This 27-year-old Port Cask matured twice in Scotland's oldest whisky lager, where it "developed its balanced sweet, spicy, salty and peaty taste".

Ex-Bourbon casks were used for the first ageing and Port wine pipes for the second, which gave it its dark mahogany colour.

According to the distillery, the fragrance can be described as peaty "with notes of toffee, herbs, heather and a hint of rosemary". The taste is sweet-salty and at the same time smoky, with aromas of sultanas and salted caramel. There are also hints of pepper, spices and violets.

Bowmore Vintner's Trilogy: 26 Year Old

The No. 2 in the Vintner's Trilogy owes its burnt amber colour to the ageing in barrels in which bourbon and barrique wines were previously stored.

The nose is characterized by fruity notes of redcurrants and cherry cake, accompanied by notes of peat smoke. The spicy taste is characterised by hints of peat smoke and dark chocolate, with a long and delicious finish.

Besides whiskies from the Bowmore distillery, we also offer whiskies from the distilleries Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila, Ardbeg and others. The range of alcoholic beverages offered by our suppliers includes a total of over 9000 choices. For more information, please contact our concierge service, since we currently lack the capacities to present every single product directly on our page with pictures.

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