More Vintages (2)


        1988 Vintage 29 Years Old               1997 Vintage 20 Y.O. CWS        
      1988 Vintage 29 Y.O. No.2             1997 Vintage 20 Y.O. WoW      
      1989 Vintage 29 Years Old             1997 Vintage 21 Y.O. CWS      
      1992 Vintage 26 Years Old             1997 Vintage 21 Y.O. DMS      
                    Dragon Edit. 36 Years Old      

1988 Vintage - 29 Years Old - 47.8%


1988 Vintage Edition
Bottled 2017
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



1988 Vintage - 29 Years Old - 47.8%


1988 Edition No.2
Bottled 2018
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.




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 Canada 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.


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

Single Cask Release selected
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
(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.



36 Years Old - Bottled 2019 - 51.8%


Dragon Edition 
36 Years Old
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."






 Updated 08-12-2019


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