The Bowmore distillery is located on the isle of Islay. It has been operating since 1779 making it one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. It was originally established by a merchant called John P. Simson.
About Bowmore Distillery
The distillery is still active and is now owned by Beam Suntory. The current capacity is 1,700,000 litres and its’ water source is the River Laggan.
During the World Wars Bowmore stop producing and for most of World War II they housed the RAF Coastal Command which conducted anti-submarine warfare missions. Currently the waste heat from the distilling process goes towards heating a local public swimming pool which is located in one of Bowmore’s old warehouses.
Bowmore Distillery Details
Scotland, United Kingdom
Number of Stills
2 wash, 2 spirit
Characteristics of Bowmore Distillery
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