Owner: Region/district: Morrison Bowmore Islay
1779 Active (vc) 2 000 000 litres
Address: School Street, Bowmore, Islay,
Argyll PA43 7GS
01496 810441 www.bowmore.com
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.
The above timeline is a quote from Malt Whisky Year Book, written by author Ingvar Ronde, we thank you for your inspirational work -