BOWMORE CELEBRATES THE PAST 50 YEARS BY LAUNCHING 1961 RELEASE

Bowmore, Islay’s first Single Malt Scotch Whisky, is launching its latest expression – the Bowmore 50 Year Old - as part of an exquisite and extremely limited range which has included other releases such as the 1957 and ‘Eclipse’.

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Whisky Live Paris

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by Gordon Dundas, Bowmore Brand Ambassador
Whisky Live Paris

I was at Whisky Live Paris this weekend having been in Germany at Copericker WhiskyHerbst. Both shows are exceptionally different in their approaches and the format but both shows do exceedingly well at allowing us to promote our products to key consumers and trade. I held a masterclass at Copernicker for which we had over 60 people attending and discussed the difference between the 12yo and 15yo expressions which of course are huge.

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The Legend of Godred Crovan

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The Legend of Godred Crovan Goraidh Crobhan was an Islay hero. His father was Harald the Black of Islay and his mother was a descendant of the House of Erc, so he was popular with the Norse and Celtic clans alike.

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The Legend of the Phantom Horseman

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Lachlan Bàn, an Islay crofter, was returning home one stormy night when, through the darkness, he saw a ghostly silhouette of a headless horseman galloping away from his house. Lachlan turned pale. On entering the house, Lachlan felt an eerie coldness. The fire he had left blazing only an hour before had gone out. In the middle of the stone floor was a circular damp stain, and on the table stood an opened bottle of Bowmore Malt whisky with a large dram missing.

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The Legend of the Sea Dragon

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Legend has it that the greatest Scottish warrior of all, Fionn mac Cumhaill - also known as Fingal (as in the famous Fingal's Cave) - was walking across Islay with his two massive hounds, Bran and Seeolang. Fionn, who was possessed of supernatural powers and superhuman strength, hoisted a large standing stone and threw it half-way across the island - into the depths of Loch Indaal - for his dogs to fetch back. 

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A little bit of travel ahead

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A little bit of travel ahead

So it is about to start, the so called silly season of travel around the world for Bowmore. In Europe we have a huge amount of events between now until mid December when it all draws to a close.

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Extraordinary Islay too!

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Extraordinary Islay too!

After our wonderful tour at the distillery we went on a boat trip around the Sound of Islay eventually ending up in Jura for a magnificent lunch at the Jura Hotel.

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Islay - as good as ever!

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Islay - as good as ever!

So last week was Islay time and it did not fail to dissapoint as ever. A few days on Islay seem like a week and it was great to spend time in and around the distillery. 

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Ahh Islay!

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Ahh Islay!

So, I am off to Islay tomorrow to work for a few days and this is something to seriously look forward to. If you have been to Islay then you will undoubtedly know where I am coming from!

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