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More Vintages (2)
(2016-2020)

         


        1988 Vintage 29 Years Old               1997 Vintage 20 Y.O. WoW        
      1988 Vintage 29 Y.O. No.2             1997 Vintage 20 Y.O. CWS      
      1989 Vintage 29 Years Old             1997 Vintage 21 Y.O. CWS      
      1989 Vintage 30 Years Old             1997 Vintage 21 Y.O. DMS      
      1989 Vintage 30 Y.O. DFS             1997 Vintage 22 Y.O. CWS      
      1992 Vintage 26 Years Old             1997 Vintage 22 Years Old      
      1992 Vintage 27 Years Old             David Simson 20 Years Old      
      1995 Vintage 24 Years Old             Dragon Edit. 36 Years Old      
                    Dragon Edit. 37 Years Old      


1988 Vintage - 29 Years Old - 47.8%

       
   

1988 Vintage Edition
Bottled 2017
Bourbon
Cask Matured

Exclusive to the Global Traveller

A well-matured Bowmore single malt, released originally for the Travel Retail market.

This expression began its life in 1988 and was filled into first-fill bourbon casks, where it slumbered until 2017. It still manages holds on to plenty of the classic Islay smokiness through the long maturation, which is always a wonderful thing.

       
      
       
   

Tasting notes

Nose: Diced almond, cherry bakewell, toasted oak and sea breeze (as well as a touch of burnt ends).

Palate: Hearty oak, buttered toast, seaweed, caramel sauce, slightly floral at points.

Finish: Lingering hints of citrus blossom petals and smoked meat.

       

   
       
       

1988 Vintage - 29 Years Old - 47.8%

       
   

1988 Edition No.2
Bottled 2018
Bourbon
Cask Matured

Exclusive to the Global Traveller

Bowmore is home to the world's oldest Scotch maturation warehouse, the legendary No.1 Vaults. Some of the world's most coveted single malts have been meticulously matured here, steeped in more than 230 years of heritage, matured in the finest casks.

Open the door to a story of deeper character.

       
   
       

   
       
   

Tasting notes

Bowmore 1988 Vintage Edition No.2 is inspired by the fragrant notes of Eastern Asia displaying citrus, spice and sweet and creamy aromatics.

Distilled in 1988, hand selected parcels of 1st fill ex-bourbon hogsheads have unlocked the tastes of charred lime, lemongrass and grapefruit, the scent of sandalwood and the flavour of caramelised mango and toffee apple.

       
       

 1989 Vintage - Bottled 2018 - 43.6%

       

   

1989 Distillation
Twenty Nine Years Old
Distilled 1989 - Bottled 2018

173 bottles released in 2018

700ml Single Cask Release
Exclusively for The Whisky Shop only

Bowmore 1989 is a 29-Year-Old single malt which has been aged in Bourbon casks and bottled exclusively for The Whisky Shop. 1989 has a slight medicinal nose, with hints of sweet fudge, butterscotch and lavender.

       
                  

 

 

 

Matured in a single refill barrel, unlock fragrant layers of parma violet and butterscotch.

       

       

       
       

  1989 Vintage - Bottled 2019 - 44.5%

       

   

1989 Distillation
Thirty Years Old
Distilled 1989 - Bottled 2019

183 bottles released in 2020

There are 2 editions:
Single Cask Cask Strength
and Single Cask Release

700ml Single Cask Release
Exclusively for Japan only

       

   
       

   
       
       

  1989 Vintage - Bottled 2019 - 44.2%

       

   

1989 Distillation
Thirty Years Old
Distilled 1989 - Bottled 2019

161 bottles released in 2020
Cask number 2651

700ml Single Cask Release
Exclusively for The Whiskey House only
DFS Singapore Changi Airport

       

   
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1992 Vintage - Bottled 2018 - 50.1%

       
   

1992 Distillation
Twenty Six Years Old
Vingt-Six Ans D'Âge
Distilled 1992 - Bottled 2018

535 bottles released in 2018

750ml Single Cask Release
Exclusively for Canada only

Bowmore 1992 26 Year Old Single Cask was matured in a first-fill puncheon. Meticulous maturation in Bowmore’s legendary No.1 Vaults right at sea level.
Rich spices, smouldering logs and roasted coffee, perfectly balanced with baked plums, vanilla and treacle. This is a Canadian only release of 535 bottles.

       

   
       

   
       
   

Tasting notes

Breathe In: Some antiseptic notes contrast against sweet fudge, butterscotch and blueberry syrup alongside seaweed and lavender fragrance.

Sip: Floral with Parma violet candies and light spices, lilies and hyacinths complementing a light peaty and mineral character. Almond, marzipan and a touch of aniseed also contribute to the overall fragrant character of this Islay dram.

Savour: Floral with lavender, heather notes and a light mineral character.

       
       

  1992 Vintage - Bottled 2019 - 51.4%

       
    1992 Distillation
Twenty Seven Years Old

Distilled 1989 - Bottled 2019

570 bottles released in 2020

Single cask bottling Exclusive for China

       
   
       
       

1995 Vintage - Bottled 2020 - 53.3%

       
    1995 Distillation
Twenty Four Years Old

Distilled 1995 - Bottled 2020

234 bottles released in 2020
First Fill Bourbon cask
Cask number 20189

Istanbul Travellers Edition
Exclusive for Heinemann's Istanbul Airport store

       

       
The new limited edition single malt whiskies, Bowmore 1995 and Bowmore 1997, have matured in first-fill Bourbon hogshead casks in the distillery’s No.1 Vaults.

Matured for 24 years, the Bowmore 1995 is limited to 234 bottles and will be avialable to buy from Heinemann's Instanbul Airport store from 28 November 2020.

The 53.3% cask strength expression has a “lightly peated” nose with sweet and spice notes, along with herbal, dry thyme, mint and eucalyptus notes.

The palate offers “light peat reek and bonfire, with spicy and sweet heather honey, mead, floral notes of lilies of the valley and magnolia”, as well as savoury notes of barbecued pork ribs and seaweed.

Meanwhile, the 1997 offering was matured for 22 years and bottled at 52.6%. It is limited to 236 bottles, which are available to buy from 21 November 2020 at Heinemann’s outlet in Frankfurt Airport.

       

   
       

1997 Vintage - Bottled 2017 - 54.4%

       
   

1997 Distillation
Twenty Years Old
Distilled 1997 - Bottled 2017

231 bottles released in 2017

Single Cask Release selected
1st exclusive bottling for CWS
Chief Whisky Society in China

Matured in a single sherry cask, unlock layers of woodsmoke and fruit blossom

       
   
       

   
       
   
     
   
       
       

1997 Vintage - Bottled 2018 - 51.2%

       
   

1997 Distillation
Twenty Years Old
Distilled 1997 - Bottled 2018

198 bottles released in 2018

Single Cask Release
Exclusive to Heathrow and World of Whiskies

This whisky has spent 20 years maturing in a single Sherry cask and is said to have aromas of malty biscuit, dried flowers and a touch of white pepper, alongside toffee, roasted coffee and vanilla sponge cake.

On the palate, the whisky is described as having flavours of sweet peat, burnt wood, barbecue ash, lemon zest, vanilla, dried wood and a smoky finish, with herbal and floral notes.

     
   
       
   
     
   
      The 20yo Bowmore 1997 is limited to 198 bottles and will be available exclusively in World Duty Free World of Whiskies stores, Heathrow Terminals 2, 3, 4 and 5 from 7 December 2018.
   
       

       

       
       

1997 Vintage - Bottled 2019 - 52.9%

       

   

1997 Distillation
Twenty One Years Old
Distilled 1997 - Bottled 2019

710 bottles released in 2019

2nd exclusive bottling for CWS
Chief Whisky Society in China

Finished in a Pedro Ximénez Sherry butt, complex and rich with layers of sweet spicy notes

       
   
       
   
       

    This 1997 vintage twenty one year old has been created by carefully selecting Bowmore whiskies and maturing them for an extra period in a Pedro Ximénez sherry butt.

This rare Bowmore has been selected and exclusively bottled for the Chief Whisky Society (CWS in China).

This special finish has created a rich and powerful single malt, sweet and spicy, with a long intense finish of fruit and lingering smoke.

     
       

1997 Vintage - Bottled 2019 - 51.7%

       
   

Distillery Manager's Selection 
Vintage 1997
Distilled 1997 - Bottled 2019

3000 bottles released in 2019
Distillery exclusive bottling

This distillery exclusive limited release comes from 12 first-fill Oloroso Sherry Hogsheads, numbers 653-658 and 660-665, laid down on 6th February 1997 and hand selected by Distillery Manager David Turner.

       
   
       

   
       
       

1997 Vintage - Bottled 2019 - 55.7%

       

   

1997 Distillation
Twenty Two Years Old
Distilled 1997 - Bottled 2019
Cask No. 253

485 bottles released in 2020
Selected by David Lee
Exclusively made available at Whisky L Shanghai (14-16 August, 2020) and through selected retailers in China.

 

       

   
       
   
       
       

1997 Vintage - Bottled 2020 - 52.6%

       
    1997 Distillation
Twenty Two Years Old

Distilled 1997 - Bottled 2020

236 bottles released in 2020
First Fill Bourbon cask
Cask number 32477

Frankfurt Travellers Edition
Exclusive for Heinemann's Frankfurt Airport store

       

       
The new limited edition single malt whiskies, Bowmore 1995 and Bowmore 1997, have matured in first-fill Bourbon hogshead casks in the distillery’s No.1 Vaults.

Matured for 22 years, the Bowmore 1997 is limited to 236 bottles and will be available to buy from Heinemann’s Frankfurt Airport store from 21 November 2020.

The 52.6% cask strenght whisky offers light peat and cooked seaweed on the nose, along with clover honey, Madagascan vanilla pod, and lightly crushed hazelnuts. The palate is “sweet and salty with notes of pancake, lemon juice and sugar”.

Meanwhile, the 1995 offering was matured for 24 years and bottled at 53.3%. It is limited to 234 bottles, which are available to buy from 28 November 2020 at Heinemann’s outlet in Istanbul Airport.

       

       
       

20 Years Old - Bottled 2020 - 50.7%

       

    David Simson
Aged 20 Years

Distillery Exclusive

6000 bottles released in 2020

Double Matured in Oloroso & PX casks

       

   
       

   
       

       
    Our founder David Simson was a true son of Islay and a man of vision and adventure. Savour this double matured 20-year-old single malt, a rich testament to an exceptional legacy.

Distillery Exclusive released in 2020

       
       

36 Years Old - Bottled 2019 - 51.8%

       
   

Dragon 1st Edition 
Aged 36 Years
Distilled 1983 - Bottled 2019

888 bottles released in 2019
Exclusively made available at Whisky L Shanghai (10-12 August, 2019) and through selected retailers in China.

Matured exclusively in ex-Sherry casks, the whisky is said to have aromas of ‘tropical fruit, toffee apple and caramelised orange’, with notes of ‘dried fruits roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate’ on the palate.

       
    Mythical status:
Bowmore Dragon Edition pays tribute to the distillery’s Sea Dragon malts.

Bowmore Dragon Edition is the first in a series of four whiskies being released in honour of the ‘Four Guardians’ that feature in Chinese mythology:

the Azure Dragon of the East,
the Vermilion Bird of the South,
the White Tiger of the West,
and the Black Turtle of the North
(also called Black Warrior).

       

   

The Dragon Edition has been created from the same parcel of casks used for the Bowmore 30 Year Old Sea Dragon released in a ceramic bottle in the 1990s, as well as two later editions bottled in glass in 2006 and 2012. 

Containing some much-revered Bowmore single malt distilled in the 1960s, the now rare expressions have become regarded as classic examples of the Islay distillery’s character at the time.

       
    David Turner, Bowmore distillery manager, said:

"This new expression is a homage to the 30 Year Old Sea Dragon that’s been much loved and collected by Bowmore fans across China.

We’ve taken this amazing legacy and renewed it for the next generation of whisky drinkers."

       
    A rare and elusive beast

The first of a series of four, the 36-Year-Old whisky has been specially selected from the same parcel of sherry casks used to create the iconic Bowmore 30-Year-Old Sea Dragon, exclusively released to Asia in 2012.

Born and shaped by time, the mythical dragon featured on the bottling ensures balance in everything – just like Bowmore’s master distiller. With only 888 bottles available, matched with the pedigree of the iconic 30-Year-Old Sea Dragon, this incredible expression is highly prized and sought after from whisky enthusiasts across the world.

       
    Tasting Notes

Colour: (natural) Burnt Umber.

Nose: Scented wood, cedar, beeswax, tropical fruit, toffee apple, old leather, coconuts, rich Demerara sugar, cinnamon, a touch of aniseed, liquorice, caramelised orange peels and ginger.

Palate: Dried fruits, sultanas, Corinth raisins, roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate.

Finish: Floral, peppery with oak spices and iodine.

       
   
       

       

       

       

       
       

37 Years Old - Bottled 2020 - 52.1%

       

   

Dragon 2nd Edition 
Aged 37 Years
Distilled 1983 - Bottled 2020
Fenghuang/Phoenix Edition

888 bottles released in 2020
Exclusively made available at Whisky L Shanghai (14-16 August, 2020) and through selected retailers in China.

       
    A rare and elusive beast

Bowmore® has a proud and rich history of producing exclusive expressions for the Asian markets.

Bowmore Phoenix Edition is the second in our annual series celebrating this tradition by showcasing the Bowmore kanji symbol on our packaging. Born on Islay, an island steeped in heritage and legend, we pay homage to our origins through the story of the Phoenix. A symbol of virtue and grace, the rare appearance of the Phoenix foretells harmony for the people – just as we seek harmony and balance in this rare 37-year-old spirit.

This expression has been crafted from a parcel of second-fill sherry casks hand selected and watched over for more than three decades. The whisky was then transferred into seasoned first-fill sherry casks for a finish of two to three years.

     
Tasting Notes

Colour: (natural) Burnt Umber

Nose: A symphony of scented wood, cedar, beeswax, rich furniture polish, tropical fruit, toffee apple, old leather, coconuts, rich oaky character, poached peaches, rich, Demerara sugar, cinnamon, touch of aniseed, liquorice, caramelised orange peels and ginger with a hint of pine needle scent.

Palate: A delicate balance of dried fruits, sultanas, Corinth raisins, roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate, rancio character, walnuts, roasted almond, dried figs, dried floral notes and rich floral perfume.

Finish: Floral and peppery with oak spices and a touch of iodine lingering.

       

    Mythical status:
Bowmore Dragon Edition pays tribute to the distillery’s Sea Dragon malts.

Bowmore Dragon Edition is the second in a series of four whiskies being released in honour of the ‘Four Guardians’ that feature in Chinese mythology:

the Azure Dragon of the East,
the Vermilion Bird of the South,
the White Tiger of the West,
and the Black Turtle of the North
(also called Black Warrior).

 

 

       

       

 

 Updated 16-08-2022

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