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.
This 2022 edition was bottled in collaboration with high-end British car manufacturer Aston Martin.
It has been matured in a combination of ex-Oloroso and first-fill pedro ximénez sherry casks, and bottled as a collaboration between Ron Welsh, Master Blender and Marek Reichman Chief Creative Officer.