Surely there are few locations more evocative than the shores of Lochindaal, an area positively steeped in rich Scottish folklore. It's no wonder then that Bowmore has a whiff of magic about it (or perhaps that's just the whisky). The oldest distillery on Islay, Bowmore still retains its own floor maltings, and while they can no longer meet all of the busy distillery's requirements, they still contribute a third of the malt used in every mash.
Just because something is old, doesn't mean it's old-fashioned, and Bowmore's eco friendly heat recovery system not only cuts down on those pesky bills, it also heats the town swimming pool!
In a manoeuvre reminiscent of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, the chance to get your hands on the "expensive" Bowmore 2013 Feis Ile bottle was decided by way of a "Golden Ticket" raffle. As revellers queued (some all night), the Bowmore Oompa Loompas appeared, distributing shortbread, drams and the aforementioned tickets.
Oompa, Loompa, doop-ah-da-dee, we've got some first fill Bourbon for thee...
Age: 24 years old
Cask Type: 1st Fill Bourbon cask
51% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: 103 / 300
Please examine the images of the bottle, packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.