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
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
I started to collect Tin
Boxes approx. 20 years ago when I found the lovely Glenfiddich
Clans-series. At the end of 2005 I had 332
different (empty) Tin Boxes from
Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distilleries. And 37
from Irish Single Malt and Other Scotch Malt Whiskies.
in total. In November 2005 I sold my collection, but at the time kept all the beautiful "Legends" BOWMORE TINS.
On these pages you'll find all these fantastic Tins and you can read the
stories about the mysterious LEGENDS.
Untill the end of
2014 I had a small collection of
Bowmore Tin Boxes:
x Bowmore Legend (Legend design)
x Bowmore Legend (new round design) sold
x Bowmore Legend (new
square design) sold 8
x Bowmore Aged 8 Years (Italian design) sold
x Bowmore Aged 12 Years (old design) sold
x Bowmore Aged 12 Years (new design) sold
x Bowmore mini-tin ('Reach Home')
Click on the images
to see the original Bowmore Tin Boxes