Bowmore 50 Year Old 1961 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Closure: Natural cork stopper

More about Bowmore 50 Year Old 1961

Produced by: Bowmore Distillery
Owned by: Beam Suntory
UK distribution by: Edrington-Beam Suntory
UK consumer PR by: Eulogy!
UK trade PR by: Eulogy!

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alc./vol: 40.7%

Proof: 81.4°

Vintage: 1961

Aged: 50 years

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

Distilled in December 1961 using direct fired stills and aged in two ex-bourbon hogsheads which lay in Bowmore’s No.1 Vaults and yielded 200 bottles, each hand-blown and designed by Glasstorm with collars and stoppers made by Fattorini Silversmiths, presented in handcrafted Elmwood boxes.
Released: 20th November 2013 at around £16,000 per bottle.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 30/11/2013

Appearance:

Clear, mid-golden amber.

Aroma:

Wonderfully aromatic with almond croissant, almond butter, crème anglaise, pear drops, pear skin, fruit cake, tarte tatin and zesty orange marmalade.

Taste:

Incredible bursts of tropical fruit yet delicate and elegantly restrained. Mango, passion fruit and tinned peaches with underlying gently smoked spicy oak.

Aftertaste:

Dried tropical lingers with grilled almond and very delicate smoke.

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