Bowmore® Islay Single Malt Whisky, the first distillery on Scotland’s isle of Islay, has announced the release of the fifth and final edition of the exclusive Black Bowmore® 1964 distillation. Available from 1 November 2016, the last cask to be discovered of Black Bowmore® has spent an astonishing 50 years maturing in Bowmore’s legendary No.1 Vaults, the world’s oldest Scotch maturation warehouse, making this captivating whisky the most aged expression of the Black Bowmore® series.
UNLOCK HIDDEN DEPTHS™ The unique environment of Bowmore’s No. 1 Vaults has ensured that this sequestered last cask of Black Bowmore® to be rediscovered has developed a rich and intense yet perfectly balanced flavour of exceptional depth and quality. After 50 years of meticulous maturation in the vaults, Black Bowmore® offers a sublime elegance with flavours of tropical fruit and honeyed black truffle complemented by the signature peat smoke notes of Bowmore®. With its exquisite deep black pearl colour imparted from the Oloroso sherry casks that it was matured in, Black Bowmore® 50 Year Old is beautifully rounded and complex and should be served and savoured neat.
HIGHLY COLLECTABLE Black Bowmore® was first distilled on 5 November 1964 at the Bowmore distillery on Islay, and over the years, has become one of the most rare and sought-after single malt whiskies ever created. With 4 acclaimed releases, the first in 1993 and the fourth in 2007, one last cask was rediscovered in the darkest corner of the No.1 Vaults. Having been carefully nurtured by Bowmore’s master craftsmen and with only 159 bottles available internationally, the last cask of Black Bowmore® to be rediscovered has all the hallmarks of a collector’s whisky.
A refined dram with its remarkable concentration of flavour and depth superbly defines the Black Bowmore® collection’s half-century history. Filled and sealed by hand, the last edition in the series will be presented in a stunning handmade cabinet revealing the beguiling history of Black Bowmore® with each silver contour marking the passing of time since the historic first distillation. Launching just in time for the festive gifting period, this rare whisky makes the ideal gift for whisky lovers and luxury collectors alike.
Only 10 bottles will be available in the UK from 1 November 2016 at selected whisky specialists including The Whisky Exchange, Master of Malt, Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason RRP £16,000 | 40.9% | 700ml