Bowmore 12 yo

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  • South Melbourne
  • Sydney
The Bowmore Distillery has stood on the shores of Loch Indaal, a sea loch that opens out into the Atlantic ocean, since 1779. The distillery’s proximity to the sea plays a vital role in shaping the final character of our spirit, which breathes in the salty sea air all the while it’s maturing. It’s Bowmore’s unique combination of the purest water from the Laggan River, floor-malted barley that has been carefully smoked in our peat-fired kiln, the finest oak casks left to mature in our No. 1 Vaults, Islay’s natural environment and a dedicated team of craftsmen that together create the perfect balance for which Bowmore is known and loved.

Our Craftsmen
Our whisky is made the same way today as it has always been, by a dedicated team of craftsmen, using time-honoured techniques passed down from one generation to the next. A job for life, our Distillery Manager has worked at Bowmore for over 40 years.

The Legendary No. 1 Vaults
The oldest maturation warehouse in Scotland and the only one below sea level, the No.1 Vaults’ dark, damp and cold conditions are perfect for maturing whisky. It’s here that our single malts spend their long lives maturing in specially selected oak casks, gradually developing the finest of flavours.

The Malt Floors
Bowmore is one of an ever decreasing handful of distilleries to produce its own floor malted barley. Every four hours, the barley is still laboriously hand turned by our Maltmen using traditional tools, just as it has always been. It’s an expensive process by modern standards, but one that’s well worth preserving judged by the results.

ABV 40%
Subtle notes of lemon and honey are bound together with the distinctive Bowmore smokiness. Warm and delicious with subtle dark chocolate and peat smoke followed by a long and subtle finish.