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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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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We want your views

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We are really pleased with our new website and we hope you are too and to improve it further we are looking for your help. We want to know from you what you would like to see on the site so we can better tailor what we produce and make our site as interesting and useful as possible.

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