Bowmore 20 Year Old David Simson / Distillery Shop
Islay’s oldest working distillery, Bowmore was established in 1779 and is now regarded as one of the most popular malts not only on Islay, but in the whole of Scotland. The distillery was acquired by Stanley P. Morrison in 1963, ushering in an era of iconic single malts, including the legendary Black Bowmore, credited by many as the genesis of whisky collecting, bottled in 1995. The distillery was bought under the control Suntory the year prior (they had been stakeholders since 1989), and it remains one of the most collectible brands in Scotch whisky today. Bowmore is one of the few remaining Scottish distilleries to use its own floor maltings, providing them with 40% of their requirements. The unique microclimate in their iconic No.1 vaults shares very little with the angels, meaning casks are readily available for independent labels like this, many of which are spectacular.
A 2020 release that celebrates the legacy of David Simson, who founded the Bowmore distillery. This whisky has been aged for 20 years in a combination of Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherry casks.
One of 6,000 bottles released at cask strength and exclusively only available at the distillery.