Our Process

Amid Islay’s wild beauty, the fierce seas and Hebridean winds, we’ve been handcrafting single malt Scotch whisky at Bowmore since 1779. Working with the finest quality oak casks, and a tradition that’s been passed down through generations, we have been refining our craft for over 240 years. An unrivalled heritage, the soft fresh water from the nearby River Laggan, barley malted in our proprietary malt barns, perfectly-timed fermentation periods with a cocktail of cultivated yeast, and the magnificent character of Islay all come together to create our Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky.

It’s in our legendary No. 1 Vaults, the old stone warehouse that sits on the edge of Loch Indaal, that the magical character of Islay and centuries of tradition patiently combine to create a whisky that stands out for its complex balance of mild Islay smokiness, maritime minerality, with an abundance of fresh stone fruit notes. Our journey in time begins with the Malt Barns…


Malt Barns

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The Kiln

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What is Peat?

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The Mill

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The Mash House

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The Tun Room

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The Stillhouse

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