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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 25 Year Old Year of the Gulls Whisky Old and Rare Whisky
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  • Bowmore 1989 Hunter Laing 30 Year Old - Old and Rare Platinum Whisky Old and Rare Whisky
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  • Bowmore 16 Year Old Cask Strength Limited Edition 1991 Whisky Old and Rare Whisky
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    The highly collectable and hard to find Bowmore 16 year old from a 1991 vintage. Aged in Portwood before being released in limited numbers and bott...

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    The highly collectable and hard to find Bowmore 16 year old from a 1990 vintage. Aged in Sherrywood before being released in limited numbers and bo...

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    The highly collectable and hard to find Bowmore 16 year old from a 1989 vintage. Released in limited numbers after being bottled at a natural cask ...

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    Back in the days of yore, Bowmore presented its wonderful Islay single malts in bottles rather different to modern ones. Well, if you happen to lov...

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  • Bowmore Sherrif's 1 1/2 Fl Oz 70 Proof Miniature Whisky Old and Rare Whisky
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  • Bowmore Elements Single Cask Whisky Old and Rare Whisky
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  • Bowmore 10 Year Old Printed Label Whisky Old and Rare Whisky
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  • Bowmore 12 Year Old Enigma 1 Litre Whisky Old and Rare Whisky
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  • Prime Blue Morrison Bowmore Whisky Old and Rare Whisky
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    Original price £109.00
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    Prime Blue Pure Malt is bottled by Morrison Bowmore Limited and virtually exclusively for the Taiwanese market. Region            Blended Size    ...

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