Bowmore is one of only a handful of Scottish distilleries which still operates it's own floor maltings, with three currently in use. They provide up to 40 per cent of the distillery's malt requirements.
Bowmore is proud of it's environmental record, and in 1990 a warehouse was donated to the local community for conversion into a swimming pool. It is heated by hot water from the stillroom's condensers.
Pronounced bow-MORE Meaning The big bend/curve
Expands 1837-51. Closed 1929 and during WWII. Rebuilt, renovated and the two pair of pot stills gets Steam-heated in 1963. Their floor-malting (three floors) covers about a third of the needs. They switched back to wooden wash backs in 1990 because the felt that the stainless one affected the taste. When were they stainless installed? A stainless steel semi-lauter mash tun. The own malting covers about 30-40% of the needs. The rest from Simpsons are mixed together.
PA43 7GS Bowmore, Isle of Islay, Argyll