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Bowmore

Bowmore

Bowmore is a Scotch whisky distillery in the town of Bowmore on the island of Islay, Scotland. The distillery was founded in 1779 by John Simpson and is one of the oldest operating whisky distilleries in Scotland.

The name "Bowmore" comes from the Gaelic for "great sea". The distillery is located on the shores of Loch Indaal, which contributes to the maritime character of Bowmore's whiskies.

The water used to make Bowmore's whisky comes from the River Leven, which flows through underground limestone caves before reaching the distillery. This water imparts a unique mineral quality to Bowmore's whisky.

Bowmore's flagship whisky is the 12-year-old bottling, which is aged in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. The whisky has a light peaty flavor with notes of citrus and vanilla.

Bowmore's whiskies are typically paired with food that has bold flavors, such as grilled meats or strong cheeses.

Did you know?

- Bowmore is one of the oldest operating whisky distilleries in Scotland.

- The water used to make Bowmore's whisky comes from the River Leven, which flows through underground limestone caves before reaching the distillery.

- The 12-year-old bottling is Bowmore's flagship whisky. It is aged in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks and has a light peaty flavor with notes of citrus and vanilla.