Bowmore 50 Year Old 1961 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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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


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.

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Product Information

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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