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Bowmore

Bowmore

Owner:                            Region/district:                        Morrison Bowmore   Islay

Distillers (Suntory)

Founded:    Status:          Capacity:

1779            Active (vc)     2 000 000 litres

 Address: School Street, Bowmore, Islay,

Argyll PA43 7GS

 Tel:                         website:

01496 810441           www.bowmore.com

 History:

1779 – Bowmore Distillery is founded by John Simpson and becomes the oldest Islay distillery.

 1837 – The distillery is sold to James and William Mutter of Glasgow.

 1892 – After additional construction, the distillery is sold to Bowmore Distillery Company Ltd, a consortium of English businessmen.

 1925 – J. B. Sheriff and Company takes over.

 1929 – Distillers Company Limited (DCL) takes over.

 1950 – William Grigor & Son takes over.

 1963 – Stanley P. Morrison buys the distillery for £117,000 and forms Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd.

1989 – Japanese Suntory buys a 35% stake in Morrison Bowmore.

1993 – The legendary Black Bowmore is launched. The recommended price is £100 (today it is at least ten times that if it can be found). Another two versions are released 1994 and 1995.

1994 – Suntory now controls all of Morrison Bowmore.

1995 – Bowmore is nominated ‘Distiller of the Year’ in the International Wine and Spirits competition.

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