Bowmore 25 Years Old Wemyss Malts 1990 is a single cask malt from the Islay distillery Bowmore, bottled by Wemyss Malts under the name ‘Briny Tangle’. The whisky was distilled in 1990 and matured in a hogshead for 25 years. It was bottled in 2015 at 46% ABV. Bowmore is the oldest distillery on Islay. It was officially founded in 1779 by the local merchant David Simpson, although it is believed Simpson was already distilling whisky at the site for about a decade previously. Around 1837, the distillery was taken over by the twins James and William Mutter from Glasgow. The Bowmore Distillery Company Ltd. was founded in 1892 to manage the distillery. Bowmore was bought by J.B. Sheriff & Co. in 1925, and by the Inverness-based William Grigor & Son in 1950. The distillery’s current owners, Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd., took over the company in 1963. Morrison Bowmore became a subsidiary of the Japanese distilling giant Suntory in 1994. Bowmore is one of the three remaining Islay distilleries that still operates its own traditional floor maltings. Fun fact: in the 1980s, one of Bowmore’s old warehouses was converted into the local swimming pool. It is heated with waste heat from the distillery. Only 265 bottles of Bowmore 25 Years Old Wemyss Malts 1990 have been released.