The Origine of a Legend



Islay is a solitary outpost in the Atlantic - strike out West and the next landfall is America. And from the ocean come the legends of the island.

The origin of the island's name is shrouded in mystery, but stories tell of a giant Danish princess called Iula who laid stepping stones across the oceans until at last she reached Islay. Too exhausted to escape the soft sands of the beach, she was trapped and drowned, surrendering her life and her name to the island.

Since 1994 Bowmore released a nice range of Tin Boxes with various LEGENDS about the island's history.


Click on the images to see the original Bowmore Tin Boxes

    Legend no.1 (1994)     Legend no.9 (2002) + 8 y.o.    
    The Legend of St. Ives     The Legend of the Hero's Return    
    Legend no.2 (1995) + 8 y.o.     Legend no.10 (2003) + 8 y.o.    
    The Legend of the Gulls     The Legend of the Sea Dragon    
    Legend no.3 (1996) + 8 y.o.     Legend no.11 (2004)    
    The Legend of the Devil     The Blacksmith and the Fairies    
    Legend no.4 (1997) + 8 y.o.     Legend no.12 (2005)    
    The Legend of Donnachie Mhor     The Legend of Godred Grovan    
    Legend no.5 (1998) + 8 y.o.     Legend no.13 (2006)    
    The Legend of the Phantom Horseman     The Battle of Gruinard    
    Legend no.6 (1999) + 8 y.o.     Legend no.14-17 (2007-2010)    
    The Legend of the Princess Giant     (4 tins new round design)    
    Legend no.7 (2000)     Legend no.18-20 (2011-2013)    
    The Legend of the Laird and the Angel     (3 tins new square design)    
    Legend no.8 (2001) + 8 y.o.     Aged 12 Years (2001-2010)    
    The Legend of the Sea Maiden     (2 tins old + 3 tins new design)    


   Updated 10-12-2018


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