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In 1779, local merchant David Simpson established Bowmore Distillery, one of the oldest distilleries on Islay.

Simpson moved to the new village of Bowmore from Killarow in 1766. He arrived into Bowmore at the same times as the village was expanding into what was to become the island's capital. While he was a farmer, a merchant, a postmaster and a sailor, his most memorable profession was as a whisky distiller.

The first distillery on Islay to receive a license, Bowmore was officially founded in 1779. It is likely, however, that Simpson had been distilling in Bowmore since shortly after his arrival on Islay. The distillery was later taken over by James Mutter, who was a farmer and distiller, as well as Ottoman, Portuguese and Brazillian Vice-Consul in Glasgow.

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  • Bowmore 22 Year Old Blue Ceramic Whisky Old and Rare Whisky
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  • Bowmore Distillery Manager's Selection Whisky Old and Rare Whisky
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  • Bowmore 25 Year Old Small Batch Release Whisky Old and Rare Whisky
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  • Bowmore 17 Year Old - Old Malt Cask Whisky Old and Rare Whisky
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  • Bowmore 15 Year Old Feis Ile 2019 Whisky Old and Rare Whisky
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  • Bowmore Gold Reef 1 Litre Whisky Old and Rare Whisky
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  • Bowmore Miniature Set 12,15,18 Years Old Whisky Old and Rare Whisky
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  • Bowmore No.1 Vaults Whisky Old and Rare Whisky
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  • Bowmore 12 Year Old Whisky Old and Rare Whisky
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