Aged: 54 years
Product of: United Kingdom
Released September 2012 as “The oldest Bowmore and oldest Islay single malt ever released”, distilled in 1957 and bottled in 2011 after aging for 54 years in Bowmore’s No. 1 Vaults. The whisky spent 43 years in a second fill sherry cask before being moved into a second fill bourbon cask in 2000.
Only 12 bottles were made, each hand-blown with shapes reminiscent of waves and flecks of platinum. Adorning each bottle is a platinum neck collar, hand-engraved with the bottle number and spirit strength, and platinum stopper hand-crafted by Hamilton & Inches, Warrant Holder to the Queen. The bottle and accompanying glasses and water pitcher, also hand-blown by Nairn and Burns, are nestled in a presentation box created by acclaimed woodworker Peter Toaig, using hand-selected pieces of Scottish Oak.
Two of the bottles were auctioned and the other eight exclusively available to buy at the Bowmore Distillery in Islay for £100,000 (approx. $155,000).
Review and Tasting
Sample not received so no tasting notes available.