Aged: 50 years
Product of: United Kingdom
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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
Clear, mid-golden amber.
Wonderfully aromatic with almond croissant, almond butter, crème anglaise, pear drops, pear skin, fruit cake, tarte tatin and zesty orange marmalade.
Incredible bursts of tropical fruit yet delicate and elegantly restrained. Mango, passion fruit and tinned peaches with underlying gently smoked spicy oak.
Dried tropical lingers with grilled almond and very delicate smoke.