Maturation may be the last stage in the whisky making process, but it's also one of the most important. Bowmore's warehouse, the No. 1 Vaults, provide the perfect conditions - damp, cold and dark. Here, the New Make Spirit is carefully filled into casks. The precise selection of casks has a profound effect on the final character of the whisky, so much so that Bowmore invests four times the industry average in wood.
Eddie began his days at Bowmore in July 1966 working in the warehouses. He then moved to the Maltbarns gradually working throughout the distillery before earning his title as Master Distiller.
While our virtual tour gives a flavour of what to expect, there's really no substitute for visiting Islay in person and experiencing the unique atmosphere inside Bowmore's legendary No. 1 Vaults for yourself. Our essential guide will start you on your way.
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