Distilled one very cold day in December 1961 and laid down in two ex-bourbon hogshead casks, our Bowmore 50 Years Old has spent half a century maturing in Bowmore’s legendary No. 1 Vaults. Today, just 200 bottles of this truly exceptional single malt remain – 50 of which will be released each year between 2013 and 2016. Bowmore 1961 is a celebration of not just one mastercraft but many, starting with the time-honoured skills of our small distillery team that cold winter’s day on Islay. This 1961 edition kicks off a new 6-part 50 year old collection series in which the master blender will pick a half-century-old spirit to be released annually.
Translating their passion and expertise into the art of glass-making, each bottle has been hand-blown by renowned glass artists GLASSTORM, while the burr elm display cabinet has been handcrafted with patience and skill by acclaimed wood-smith Peter Toaig. A solid silver neck collar and stopper, and perpetual calendar that allows you to look 50 years into the future, all fashioned by sixth generation silversmiths Thomas Fattorini, provide the finishing touches to this masterpiece.
Whisky collectors rejoiced when hearing the news of the Bowmore 50 Year Old Collection Series. Debuting with Bowmore 1961, luxury media applauded the 50 year old malt with Bloomberg Pursuits admitting “it was like no whisky I’d ever nosed or tasted. In a word: beguiling. In another, sublime,” and Robb Report also noting “the whisky itself is sublime – and surprising.”
It’s available for the serious collector!
On the eye warm honey gold.
Breathe in sweet almond frangipane in coconut milk, the fruitiness of apricots and crystallised orange, together with hints of black truf es and tea tree oil.
Sip bursts of ripe fruit – figs, fleshy papaya, pomegranate and pineapple – intermingled with black truffles and gentle smoke.
Savour the evolving nish of almond cake and caramelised pears interwoven with subtle peat oils.
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