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NO CORNERS TO HIDE

         
                     

Introducing No Corners to Hide, the first release in a series inspired by the legends of Islay.

 
 
Frank Quitely reinterprets this legendary story by paying homage to myth which has
shaped the village of Bowmore and too, our distillery home.

As the story goes, back in 1837, on a clear winterís evening, the devil visited the church in Bowmore. This is no ordinary church. Strikingly round in shape, purposely built, in preparation for such a visit as there were no corners in which the devil could hide. Despite the best efforts of the local congregation who chased the devil from the church to the Bowmore distillery where they bolted the gates and locked the doors. But search proved fruitless and the devil had vanished. That night, The Maid of Islay, a small paddle steamer used for transporting Bowmore whisky, was loaded with casks for the mainland.

The devil was never found, but itís believed that he hid himself in a cask, where ironically, there too are no corners to hide.

 

 
 

A collaboration between acclaimed graphic artist @frankquitelyofficial and Bowmore's Master blender,
that gets to the heart of the legends that shaped the village of Bowmore and our Island history.

More information on www.bowmore.com/no-corners.



        Aged 23 Years (rel.2021)               Aged 22 Years (rel.2022)        
      Aged 32 Years (rel.2021)             Aged 33 Years (rel.2022)      
      Bowmore's Round Church                    


       
    Aged 23 Years
No corners to hide

6666 bottles released in 2021
Illustrated by Frank Quitely

Available across global travel retail
and at the Bowmore Distillery shop.

Bowmore No Corners To Hide 23-year-old was
matured for 21 years in American oak ex-bourbon hogsheads, then for two additional years in Essencia barriques, bottled at 51.5% vol. and is said to contain devilish notes of acacia honey, marzipan and spice.

It has been suggested that the circular design
of Bowmore's Round Church was intended to
ensure that there were no corners in which
the devil could hide.

More information on
www.bowmore.com/no-corners.

       
   
       

   
       
   
       
   
       
       
       
       
    Aged 32 Years
No corners to hide

666 bottles released in 2021
Illustrated by Frank Quitely 

Available across global travel retail
and at the Bowmore Distillery shop.

Bowmore No Corners To Hide 32-year-old was
matured for 30 years in American oak ex-bourbon
hogsheads, then two additional years in Essencia
barriques and is said to contain devilish notes of
orange peel, licorice and smoke.

It has been suggested that the circular design
of Bowmore's Round Church was intended to
ensure that there were no corners in which
the devil could hide.

More information on
www.bowmore.com/no-corners.

       
   
       
   
       
   
       

       
   
       

 

     
       
       
    Aged 32 Years
The Changeling

6667 bottles released in 2022
Illustrated by Frank Quitely

Available across global travel retail
and at the Bowmore Distillery shop.

Aged in American Oak Hogsheads and finished for 2 years in White Port Casks.

More information and pictures to follow!

More information on
www.bowmore.com/no-corners.

       
   
       
       
       
       
    Aged 33 Years
The Changeling

667 bottles released in 2022
Illustrated by Frank Quitely

Available across global travel retail
and at the Bowmore Distillery shop.

A limited edition bottle of Bowmore 33 Year Old 'The Changeling' Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This was matured for 31.5 years in ex-bourbon American oak hogsheads and spent a further 18 months in white Tawny Port casks before bottling at 48.7% ABV.

This is accompanied by a hand-signed print by Frank Quitely, an acclaimed illustrator for Marvel and DC Comics, a limited edition of 667.

       
    The back label reads:
In recognition of the intriguing myths and legends of Islay, Bowmore reveals The Changeling in collaboration with acclaimed graphic artist Frank Quitely.

Through his creative lens, Frank reinterprets this story: paying homage to a legend that has shaped the village of Bowmore and our distillery home.

More information on
www.bowmore.com/no-corners.

       
   
       
       
       

The Round Church of Bowmore

       
The Bowmore "Round Church", as it is often known, was built in 1767. It has a
highly unusual circular design, copied by some churches built in the 1960s.

It has been suggested that the circular design was intended to
ensure that there were no corners in which the devil could hide.

       
    The Round Church stands in a magnificent
location at the head of the village of Bowmore's
Main Street. From here it dominates the village
and offers views down the centre of Main Street
to Loch Indaal and beyond. It has been described
as Islay's best known building, and, give or take
a few distilleries, that is very probably true.

More information on Undiscovered Scotland.

       
   
       
   
       
Bowmore Distillery paints the Round Church every 5 years as a gift for the community.
       
   
       

       
       
Youíll know the story of how the devil was chased all the way from Bowmoreís Round Church into the gates of Bowmore Distillery, only to escape Ė so itís said Ė in a whisky cask bound for the mainland. What youíll be less familiar with is the devilishly inspired cask selection for Bowmore's The Devil's Casks releases.
       
       
   
Bowmore The Devil's Casks
Bottled at Cask Strength

2013 Release #1 at 56.9%
2014 Release #2 at 56.3%
2015 Release #3 at 56.7%
       

 

 Updated 02-10-2022

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