Bowmore 1989 Chieftain's 27 Year Old
Ian Macleod & Co was founded in 1933, and was acquired by Peter J Russell three years later, running alongside William Maxwell & Co as subsidiaries for many years, producing a range of blends and independent single malt bottlings. This is their flagship Chieftain’s label. Peter J Russell rebranded as Ian Macleod Distillers in 2003, at the same time as achieving their long held ambition of becoming distillery owners, acquiring Glengoyne, and later, Tamdhu and Rosebank.
This whisky was distilled in March 1989 and laid to rest in single Hogshead #1982 for 27 years before being bottled in June 2016.
Islay’s oldest working distillery, Bowmore was established in 1779 and is now regarded as one of the most popular malts not only on Islay, but in the whole of Scotland. The distillery was acquired by Stanley P. Morrison in 1963, ushering in an era of iconic single malts, including the legendary Black Bowmore, credited by many as the genesis of whisky collecting, bottled in 1993. The distillery was bought under the control Suntory the year after they had been stakeholders since 1989), and it remains one of the most collectible brands in Scotch whisky today. Bowmore is one of the few remaining Scottish distilleries to use its own floor maltings, providing them with 40% of their requirements.
One of 170 bottles.
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