Bowmore


Oplysninger

Etableret: 1779
Status: I drift
SMWS kode: 3
Region: Skotland - Islay - Loch Indaal
Adresse: Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd, School Street, Bowmore, Isle of Islay, Argyll and Bute, PA43 7JS
Hjemmeside: http://www.bowmore.co.uk/
Udtale:

Tekst

Bowmore er det ældste destilleri på Islay. De ældste optegnelser om et legalt destilleri i Bowmore daterer destilleriet til 1779, men det kan være op 10-11 år ældre idet grunden blev solgt til opførelse af destilleri ca 12 år tidligere.

Destilleriet ligger i hovedbyen Bowmore på øen Islay ud til Loch Indaal.

Bowmore er et af de få destillerier der stadig har egen gulvmaltning som producerer cirka 50 procent af malten (meget høj andel sammenlignet med andre destillerier).

Produktionen er på en gang både traditionel og moderne. Det moderne aspekt er den meget miljøbevidste brug af energi hvor spildvarme udnyttes i stedet for at lede varmt kølevand bort. Den genvundne varme benyttes i produktionen smat til opvarmning af en offentlig svømmehal i et af de gamle lagerhuse. Det traditionelle aspekt er egen gulvmaltning samt at man er gået tilbage til washbacks af træ (man har haft stål men var ikke tilfreds med den karakter det gav whiskyen).

Bowmore har fremstillet mange berømte og eftertragtede Single Malts.

Nogle af de mest efterspurgte Bowmore er Black Bowmore som nu findes i 4 udgaver (29, 30, 31 og 42 års). Alle Black Bowmore er destilleret i 1964 og fremstillet i få eksemplarer (fra 827 flasker af den 42 årige til 2000 flasker af den 29 og 30 årige).

Bowmore har i mange år været kendt for både Bowmore 12 og Bowmore 17 til rimelige priser. Primo 2007 lancerede man en ny Bowmore 18, som ifølge rygter skulle afløse Bowmore 17. Det viste sig heldigvis ikke at være sandt. I dag produceres både Bowmore 17 og Bowmore 18. Bowmore 17 er af markedsføringsmæssige årsager overført til Travel serien hvor Bowmore 18 indgår i standard serien.

Den meget premierede Bowmore 25 er også værd at nævne. Den har flere gange været kåret som verdens bedste brune spiritus (i konkurrence med andre whiskyer, mørk rom og cognac).

Bowmore har også fremstillet nogle fantastiske 16 år gamle limited editions (1989 bourbon, 1990 sherry, 1991 port og 1992 rødvin).

Senest er der også kommet en White Bowmore 43 år (der har været lagret på Bourbon fade) samt en ny serie kaldet Craftsmens Collection (hvor det første medlem Maltmens Selection sætter en meget høj standard - det bliver spændende at se hvad de andre faggrupper udvælger fra lageret).

Der er rygter om, at der skulle komme en Golden Bowmore, men intet officielt endnu (vi kan spekulere på om de har flere 1964 fade på lager og om Golden henviser til lagring på Portvinsfade som traditionelt giver en gylden farve).

The Auction

Bowmore is considered one of the leading collectible Single Malts in the world. With Bowmore 1957 not only being the oldest Bowmore released but also the oldest Islay Single Malt ever released, the Bonhams’ auctions are certain to quicken the heartbeats of whisky collectors around the world. Auctions are set for Edinburgh on October 10 (http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/19871/) and New York City on October 28 (http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20459/) with bids accepted live in each location as well as live internet bidding. Inquiries regarding bidding can be directed to bids@bonhams.com. The minimum reserve set by Bonhams is £100,000 per bottle, the highest reserve ever set for a Single Malt Whisky.

The Charitable Donation

We have chosen to donate all net proceeds of both auctions to five Scottish charities that encompass a variety of worthy causes: ALZHEIMER SCOTLAND (care for people with dementia, their caregivers and families); THE BEATSON ONCOLOGY CENTRE (care for cancer patients receiving treatment in the west of Scotland); CHAS (childrens hospice services); ERSKINE (medical care for Armed Forces); and MARIE CURIE CANCER CARE (cancer care and research).

The Unique Presentation

We have been distilling and perfecting our celebrated Single Malt on Islay since 1779, and while the size of our pot stills and capacity of the washbacks may have increased, the time-honored manner in which we make our whisky has not: Bowmore is one of the few distilleries that still turns its floor-malted barley by hand, checks the germinating barley by rolling it between finger and thumb and judges the “middle cut” of new made spirit by eye to determine the best liquid to fill the casks that will mature into well-aged Bowmore.

No attention to detail has been missed in making this precious spirit, and the same hand-crafted thoughtfulness has been applied to the vessel and presentation box that carries the rare Bowmore 1957. Each of the 12 bottles has been hand-blown and sculpted by two of the world’s foremost glass artists Brodie Nairn and Nichola Burns, into the shape of waves reminiscent of those that constantly crash against the No.1 Vaults’ sea-facing walls. The glass is inlaid with shimmering flecks of platinum, one of the rarest precious metals on earth. Adorning each bottle is a platinum neck collar, hand-engraved with the bottle number and spirit strength, and platinum stopper hand-crafted by Hamilton & Inches, Warrant Holder to the Queen. The bottle and accompanying glasses and water pitcher, also hand-blown by Nairn and Burns, are nestled in a presentation box created by acclaimed woodworker Peter Toaig, using hand-selected pieces of Scottish Oak. View artisans’ videos here: /news/something-magical/

The Allocation Of 12 Bottles

Only 12 bottles of the rarest Bowmore 1957 have been created. Two of these bottles will be auctioned, two have been retained for the Morrison Bowmore archives and the remaining eight will be available for purchase by the public solely via the Bowmore Distillery on Islay. The retail price for Bowmore 1957 will be £100,000 (approx. $155,000). Islay is the whisky-making mecca for many aficionados and those people who make the special journey to purchase Bowmore 1957 will be captivated by this magical island’s craggy coasts, windswept moors and friendly inhabitants.

Cask Maturation And Tasting Notes

This 54-year-old Bowmore 1957 is a symphony of aromas and flavours never before experienced. After distillation in 1957, the new spirit was placed into a second fill sherry cask (where it spent 43 years) and then in 2000 was moved into a second fill bourbon cask. At first breath, an elixir of blueberries and wild figs with mellow almonds, tropical fruit and rich oaky overtones hits the nose. The palate reveals layer upon layer of sweet and refined ocean tastes with soft blueberries, cassis and figs, sea salt and fresh eucalyptus. Next, a wisp of teasing smoke and traces of dark chocolate fuse with notes of grapefruit and juicy oak, carried along by a warming marine breeze. This sensory journey ends with a long and whispering finish of cassis, bergamot and star anise. Simply magical!

Aftapninger

NavnAlderVol. pct.SmagtFOIJacksonMurrayAftapper
Bowmore - 100 Degrees Proofukendt57.190.6
Bowmore - blend of samples from bourbon and sherry 4. juni 2013ukendt  
Bowmore - cask sample from bourbon cask 4. juni 2013ukendt  
Bowmore - cask sample from sherry cask 4. juni 2013ukendt  
Bowmore 1956ukendt43.0 
Bowmore 1963ukendt43.0 
Bowmore 1964ukendt43.0 
Bowmore 1965ukendt50.0 
Bowmore 1966ukendt43.0 
Bowmore 1967ukendt50.0 
Bowmore 1969ukendt43.0 
Bowmore 1982ukendt47.3 
Bowmore 1983 - limited editionukendt  
Bowmore Bicentenaryukendt56.2 
Bowmore Black Rockukendt40.0 
Bowmore CHAS Anniversery Bottlingukendt  
Bowmore Feis Ile 2013ukendt56.5 
Bowmore Fly Fishing 2003 editionukendt40.0 
Bowmore Gold Reefukendt43.0 
Bowmore Golf Decanter - St. Andrewsukendt43.0 
Bowmore Golf Decanter - Turnberry 9th holeukendt43.0 
Bowmore Hand-Filled (6. juni 2013)ukendt55.5 
Bowmore Horse Trials Bottlingukendt  
Bowmore small batch reserve - bourbon cask maturedukendt40.0 
Bowmore Springtideukendt54.996.0
Bowmore Surfukendt43.0 78.082.0
Bowmore Vault Edit1on 1 - Atlantic Sea Saltukendt51.5 
Single Islay Malt540.0 
Bowmore Feis Ile 2006657.4 
Bowmore Feis Ile 20077  
Bowmore 88  
Bowmore Feis Ile 2008857.493.5
Bowmore Legendcirka 840.089.580.088.0
Bowmore 1999/2008cirka 960.1 
Bowmore 9 - Sherry Cask Matured - Limited Release940.0 
Bowmore Feis Ile 2009957.193.3
Bowmore 101040.0 
Bowmore 10 - Dark & Intense10  
Bowmore 10 - Oloroso and Wine cask matured - Limited Edition1046.0 
Bowmore Devil's Cask1056.9 
Bowmore Devil's Cask - Release II1056.3 
Bowmore Devil's Cask III1056.7 
Bowmore Tempest - Batch 11055.3 87.0
Bowmore Tempest - Batch 21056.092.093.0
Bowmore Tempest - Batch 31055.6 
Bowmore Tempest - Batch 41055.1 
Bowmore Tempest - Batch 51055.9 
Bowmore Tempest - Batch 61054.9 
Bowmore 11 - The Feis Ile Collection 20171153.8 
Bowmore 121240.0 
Bowmore 121243.0 87.091.0
Bowmore 12 (Fly Fishing 2009)1240.0 
Bowmore 12 Enigma1240.0 82.0
Cadenhead Small Batch Bowmore 121257.1 
Bowmore Maltmen's Selection1354.697.8
Bowmore Claretcirka 1456.0 62.0
Bowmore Darkest (uden aldersangivelse)cirka 1443.087.391.068.0
Bowmore Dawncirka 1451.5 83.094.0
Bowmore Duskcirka 1450.0 86.080.0
Bowmore Voyagecirka 1456.0 84.094.0
Bowmore 15 - 1998 Glasgow Garden Festival1540.0 
Bowmore 15 - Golden & Elegant15  
Bowmore 15 Darkest1543.089.583.0
Bowmore 15 Mariner1543.093.087.079.0
Bowmore Bicentenary Bottlingcirka 15  
Bowmore Cask Strengthcirka 1556.092.581.080.0
Bowmore Feis Ile 2011 Laimrig1554.496.8
Bowmore Feis Ile 201215  
Bowmore Laimrig 15 (18.000 flasker)1553.794.6
Bowmore Laimrig 15 (4.500 flasker)1550.3 
Bowmore 16 Limited 1989 edition1651.894.090.0
Bowmore 16 Limited 1990 edition1653.895.089.0
Bowmore 16 Limited 1991 edition16 93.6
Bowmore 16 Limited 1992 edition1653.5 
Bowmore White Sands 171743.0 
Bowmore 171743.088.386.077.0
Bowmore 17 The Distiller's Choice1743.0 
Bowmore Stillmen's Selection1753.1 
Bowmore 181843.091.479.0
Bowmore 18 - Deep & Complex18  
Bowmore 18 - Manzanilla Cask1852.5 
Bowmore 212143.0 90.0
Bowmore 21 år - port matured 19882151.594.6
Bowmore Queen's Caskcirka 22  
Bowmore 19802352.6 
Bowmore 1989 Port Cask Matured2350.8 
Bowmore Feis Isle 20142453.3 
Bowmore 19692543.0 
Bowmore 252543.094.389.086.0
Bowmore 25 years Feis Ile 20162555.7 
Bowmore 19852652.3 
Black Bowmore 2929  
Bowmore 1981 - 29 years old2949.6 
Black Bowmore 3030  
Bowmore 19633050.0 
Bowmore 303043.0 88.094.0
Bowmore 30 (Queen's visit cask #5774)3046.7 
Bowmore 30 (Sea Dragon Ceramic)3043.0 
Black Bowmore 3131  
Bowmore 1968 - 50th Anniversary3245.5 
Bowmore Fino 1964 - 35 years3542.1 
Bowmore 37 (1968)37  
Bowmore Fino 19643749.6 
Bowmore 19573840.1 
Bowmore Bourbon 196438  
Bowmore Oloroso 196438  
Bowmore 404042.0 91.0
Bowmore 40 - 19694044.8 
Black Bowmore 1964 42 years old42  
White Bowmore 1964 43 years old43  
Gold Bowmore 1964 44 years old4442.4 
Bowmore 1964 Fino - 46 years4642.9 
Bowmore 1957 - 54 years old54  
Elements of Islay - Bw1ukendt52.978.7Speciality Drinks Ltd
Elements of Islay - Bw3ukendt51.6 Speciality Drinks Ltd
McNeill's choice: Island Bowmore cask 1989-7665ukendt53.2 Spirit Safe Co.
Scott's Selection Bowmore 1991ukendt54.6 Speyside Distillers
Bowmore 2002/2009 - Cask ABD 1004646.0 Blackadder
Signatory Vintage Bowmore 2000658.986.3Signatory
Eilan Gillan Bowmore 1999cirka 746.076.5Leopold Gourmel
Exclusive Range - Bowmore 7745.0 Creative Whisky Company
Murray McDavid Bowmore 2000 Cherry cask746.0 Murray McDavid
Murray McDavid Bowmore 1998 Bourbon/Chenin846.0 94.0Murray McDavid
Murray McDavid Bowmore 2002 Latour Finish846.0 Murray McDavid
Secret Stills Islaycirka 8  Gordon & MacPhail
Alchemist Bowmore 9946.082.0Alchemist Beverage Co.
BBR Bowmore Distillery 2003 - cask 20060 946.0 Berry Bros. & Rudd
Bowmore cask 20025cirka 942.076.2Vinmonopolet
Islay Single Malt Whisky from Bowmore Distillery940.0 Vom Fass
NC2 Bowmore 9 1998/2008946.093.0Duncan Taylor
Rare Cask Bowmore 9 distilled 11 march 1996946.0 Rare Cask
Bowmore - Aged 10 years1052.4 Milroy's of Soho
McGibbons Provenance Bowmore 199510 90.0Douglas Laing
Murray McDavid Bowmore 19891046.0 Murray McDavid
NC2 Bowmore 10 1998/20091046.091.5Duncan Taylor
Premier Barrel - Bowmore 101046.0 Douglas Laing
BBR Bowmore 2001 - Cask 201971146.0 Berry Bros. & Rudd
Bowmore 2000 - Wilson & Morgan Barrel Selection1146.087.0Wilson & Morgan
Murray McDavid Bowmore 1995 Viognier Condrieu Guigal Finish1146.0 Murray McDavid
SMWS 3.168 - After Dark1158.1 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 3.51257.0 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
AD Rattray - Bowmore 13 - Cask 9000111346.0 A D Rattray
The Warehouse Collection Bowmore 131346.0 Whisky Warehouse No. 8
Bowmore 19711457.7 Sestante
Bowmore 1994 - Riverstown1456.391.2Blackadder
Bowmore 1996 - Braunstein Embassy Collection1459.7 Braunstein
Cadenhead's Bowmore 141453.7 Cadenhead's
Cadenhead's Bowmore 1991 14Y/O1446.0 Cadenhead's
DFDS Embassy Collection - Bowmore 14 (cask 1332 1996)1459.7 Braunstein
Murray McDavid Bowmore 1996 Bourbon/pomerol1446.092.2Murray McDavid
SMWS 3.188 - The Camping Trip1458.8 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 3.195 Cigar Smoking Dragon1458.5 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 3.196 - A walk on the wild side1456.289.9SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
Whisky Galore Bowmore 198914  Duncan Taylor
Whiskymessen - Bowmore 141446.0 Whiskymessen.dk
Berrys' Own Selection Bowmore 1996cirka 1555.9 Berry Bros. & Rudd
Bowmore 15 year (Sestante)1540.0 Sestante
SMWS 3.207 - The sea is getting rougher on the puffer1558.1 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 3.265 - Islay meets Provence1554.9 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 3.272 - Perfect potted plants1554.5 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
Bowmore 1995/2012 - Adelphi1654.491.0Adelphi
SMWS 3.175 On the dunes - watching a puffer1656.0 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 3.225 - Galleon attacked by pirates1657.2 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 3.227 - Tasty Farmhouse cooking1656.4 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 3.252 - Gatsby goes Barbie1657.9 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
Whisky Galore Bowmore 1987 (cask 18023)16  Duncan Taylor
Whisky Galore Bowmore Sherry Cask 198716  Duncan Taylor
A D Rattray - Bowmore 17 Cask Collection1758.5 A D Rattray
Berrys' Bowmore 1994 Cask no 17141754.2 Berry Bros. & Rudd
Duncan Taylor Bowmore 1987 (cask 18020)17  Duncan Taylor
SMWS 3.234 - Scallops cooked on a puffer shovel1757.5 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 3.237 - Candle taking it's last breath1757.2 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 3.238 - Bee Smoker at the seashore1756.5 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 3.245 - Big personality (no pussy cat)1756.9 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 3.248 - Like a hot coal in the mouth1757.7 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 3.292 - Nectar of the Islay Gods1759.9 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 3.300 - Dirty Margarita on a Yacht1759.7 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
Whisky Galore Bowmore 198717  Duncan Taylor
Duncan Taylor Bowmore 1987 (cask 18027)18  Duncan Taylor
SMWS 3.232 - An Outdoor Life for Me1857.2 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
Bowmore 19 - Dansk Vinlager1946.088.0Dansk Vinlager Flensborg
SMWS 3.212 - Anti-aphrodisiac1955.7 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 3.221 - Starry, starry night1954.2 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 3.256 - Hebridean holiday tingle1957.4 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 3.262 - Medicine for the soul1958.0 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 3.275 - Such a perfect day1954.3 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 3.268 - Lady beachcomber's dram2053.0 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 3.285 - Fun on the beach2053.3 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 3.299 - Sweet smoke on the water2054.280.0SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
Duncan Taylor Bowmore 1982 (cask 85001)21  Duncan Taylor
Duncan Taylor Bowmore 1982 (cask 85009)21  Duncan Taylor
Murray McDavid Mission Bowmore 19892156.186.0Murray McDavid
Cadenheads Authentic Collection Bowmore 22 years2250.8 Cadenhead's
Duncan Taylor Bowmore 1982 (cask 85011)22  Duncan Taylor
Duncan Taylor Bowmore 1982 (cask 85012)22  Duncan Taylor
Duncan Taylor Bowmore 1982 (cask 89545)22  Duncan Taylor
SMWS 3.230 - Sports Day2250.5 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
Duncan Taylor Bowmore 1982 (cask 6085)23  Duncan Taylor
SMWS 3.203 - Lavender and parma violets - big time!2452.0 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 3.223 - Sweet, floral, perfumed smoke2451.2 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 3.231 - This little piggy went to market2453.0 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
Bowmore 1987 - Old & Rare Platinum2556.1 Douglas Laing
Duncan Taylor Bowmore 1982 (cask 85072)2650.490.5Duncan Taylor
SMWS 3.235 - The happy camping holiday2650.9 SMWS - Scottish Malt Whisky Society
Duncan Taylor Bowmore 1969 (cask 6086)33  Duncan Taylor
Duncan Taylor Bowmore 1968 (cask 1424)35  Duncan Taylor
Duncan Taylor Bowmore 1969 (cask 1426)35  Duncan Taylor
Duncan Taylor Bowmore 1968 (cask 1429)37  Duncan Taylor
Duncan Taylor Bowmore 1966 (cask 3303)38  Duncan Taylor
Duncan Taylor Bowmore 1966 (cask 3312)40  Duncan Taylor

Andre websteder med relation til destilleriet

WWWBeskrivelse
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowmore_Single_MaltWikipedia
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC37FBB415C9053F6Bowmore Wood Policy
http://www.morrisonbowmore.co.uk/news-media/press-releases/bowmore-unveils-exciting-new-design-and-packaging-across-entire-range/Bowmore pressemeddelelse (10 januar 2012)
http://www.islayinfo.com/barnard_bowmore_distillery.htmlAlfred Barnards beretning fra Bowmore i 1880-erne
http://www.bowmore-collector.be/Privat samler i Belgien
http://www.islaywhiskysociety.com/bowmore/index.htmlIslay Whisky Society
http://www.lochsidehotel.co.uk/Hotel 500 meters from Bowmore Distillery
http://www.isle-of-islay.com/Islay Tourist Information
http://www.heraldscotland.com/business/markets-economy/islay-malt-defies-downturn-1.1006464Pæn fremgang i Bowmore salg i 2009 (HeraldScotland)
http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2012/02/new-look-and-new-launches-at-bowmore/New look and launches as Bowmore (7th February 2012)

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