Bowmore Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced a new collection of aged and rare vintages in the U.S., available now. The Ultimate Rare Collection includes Bowmore 1969 50 Year Old, Bowmore 40 Year Old and Bowmore 30 Year Old. While presented as a ‘Collection,’ the bottles will be sold individually. These exceptional bottles, perfect for collectors, drinkers and investors alike, showcase some of the rarest whiskies from the iconic Bowmore distillery and bring a totally new aged expression to the global portfolio.
David Turner, Bowmore Distillery Manager, commented, “These exquisite, aged and rare bottlings are a credit to the Bowmore portfolio and continue to drive our desire to produce highly revered products. We have been able to showcase how vital time is to each individual vintage, how time spent in casks shape and influences each spirit, making it even more characterful. Each release tells the rich stories of Bowmore, but importantly have their own unique style and character.”
BOWMORE 1969 | 46.9% ABV | A RARITY OF THE 1960S
The final offering in the 50 Year Old Vaults Series, Bowmore 1969 follows in the footsteps of the successful 1965, 1966 and 1964 releases. An extremely rare single malt, Bowmore 1969 has been meticulously nurtured over five decades. During this lengthy union between spirit and oak, a defining character has emerged, becoming increasingly richer as fruit and smoke flavors remain constant. The taste is almost undefinable, with an enigma of flavors which have shaped Bowmore’s legacy, defining the most definitive of decades.
This exceptional limited edition, combining the finest American oak ex-bourbon barrels and hogsheads, unlocks several aromas — perfectly unifying fragrant and floral notes contrasting with citrus and sweetness to bring rich warmth to this Bowmore single malt whisky.
The Bowmore 1969 50 Year Old suggested retail price is $42,000. This expression is available globally, with a mere 339 bottles produced for the world.
BOWMORE 40 YEAR OLD | 48.7% ABV | ANNUAL LIMITED RELEASE
Inspired by the art of time and the sea front location of the Bowmore Distillery, the colors and textures of Islay’s ancient stone and bleached driftwood are encompassed within this limited release. Ideal for the collector and investor, this whisky is on a limited run of 160 bottles globally.
Bottled at a cask strength of 48.7%, Bowmore 40 Year Old offers up aromas of honey, treacle and exotic fruits combined with caramel. On the palate, pipe tobacco and chocolate unite with spices, leather, chestnuts and pralines giving the whisky a long, lingering, and luxurious finish.
With only 160 bottles available globally, Bowmore 40 Year Old will have a suggested retail price of $9,000.
BOWMORE 30 YEAR OLD | 45.3% ABV | ANNUAL LIMITED RELEASE
Distilled in the 1990’s, this rare single malt whisky has been carefully nurtured for three decades in the finest Sherry hogsheads and Bourbon barrels.
Bottled at a cask strength of 45.3%, this 30 Year Old is a celebration of Bowmore’s rich fruity and subtly smoky style. This whisky offers up aromas of ripe apricot, charred pineapple, mango and butterscotch. On the palate, tropical fruits and honey sweetness unite with subtle peat smoke and hints of eucalyptus, ensuring a warming and lingering finish.
With only 2,556 bottles available globally, Bowmore 30 Year Old will have a suggested retail price of $2,650.