whiskgeek wrote: you'd think there would be a cult,
There must be a cult somewhere. Bowmores certainly fetch good prices, especially the collectables. So someone must be interested -- maybe they're all shy.
I always found Bowmore an uninteresting malt at best. I did find one bottling recently, a Secret Stills 4.9 (iirc) and found it very nice indeed, sparked an interest to finding more Bowmore goodies.