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The Whisky


Whisky has always played a huge part in our heritage here on Islay – so it isn’t surprising that the Bowmore Hotel has a strong relationship with local distilleries and many other whisky related businesses. We currently stock over 700 malt whiskies, mostly from Islay but also from further afield too. All of our staff have a great knowledge of the whiskies we stock and will be more than willing to discuss the flavour and history that makes the islands malts so unique.

We are able to provide personal Whisky tastings to individuals and groups hosted by our in-house whiskey connoisseur Peter (jnr). All bookings should be made in advance. For more information contact us or check out our Facebook page.

Beers, Spirits & Cocktails

The bar has a good stock of popular bottled beers as well as a good range of draught beers.  A wide selection of spirits over and above our 700 plus malts are available and Peter Jnr is really good at making cocktails, some specific to “Lucci’s” which is how the bar is know as locally.

  • “We were more than pleased with the menu, always varied, always top quality and the service excellent.”... More
  • “It is certainly one of Islay's Jewels. So thanks to you all and it will be our pleasure to return next time we visit.”... More
  • “What a find ... from the outside this hotel looks uninteresting, but what a revelation when you walk over the door... wonderful!”... More
  • “The reception from Peter, the owner, is friendly, warm and welcoming as are the rest of the staff who served us.”... More
  • “The food was quite superb... fish and chicken goujons were both superb and the presentation was a work of edible art and tasted second-to-non.”... More
  • “Bowmore Hotel is one of the best hotels on the Hebridean island of Islay. The staff could not be more friendly and are very knowledgeable.”... More
  • “I very much recommend the Bowmore for a restful holiday and whiskey tasting.”... More
  • “The rooms are of good quality. the bar is great. and the staff and food are second to none.”... More
  • “The Bowmore Hotel is such a friendly place with great food and a fine selection of the local Islay single malt whiskies!”... More
  • “Every request and question was met with genuine interest and a desire to satisfy. Every member of staff was a credit to the team at the hotel.”... More
  • “My overall summary is that 'the staff' display an authentic interest in their guests and go out of their way to make you feel welcome.”... More

The Jewel of Islay

The Bowmore Hotel is more than just a hotel. It’s a hospitality experience. A guest at Bowmore can expect a unique experience; where you can relax in good company, enjoy good food & drink, see live music in comfortable surroundings or explore the island and discover unrivaled beauty.