Islay’s Bowmore Whisky recently unveiled the final release of its Aston Martin-designed global travel retail collection.
The new expression unites Bowmore’s dedicated range of Scotch with some of Aston Martin’s most iconic cars.
In a statement from Bowmore, the whisky maker described the genuine connection between the vaunted brands, calling on the past and creating relevance today through this new collection.
The collaboration started in 2021 with a bold, limited-edition bottle and pack design.
In this final series, the prepared statement explained, the existing Bowmore 10, 15 and 18 Year Old single malts provided the inspiration to Aston Martin’s design experts, to select specific car designs and stories to align with the distinctive character of each of the whiskies.
Those experts decided that the bold character of Bowmore 10 Year Old aligns with the Aston Martin 1923 Razor Blade, to collectively tell the story of a passion and vision, where strength of character and intensity play a crucial role.
The whisky maker noted that its depth of flavor comes from its aging in Sherry oak casks, resulting in a spicy take on the signature fruity, smoke of Bowmore.
The Aston Martin 1923, known as Razor Blade, was built to break world records, exceeding the 100 mph speed barrier. With its aerodynamic body, designed by British aviation manufacturer De Havilland, the car was born to race.
For the Bowmore 15 Year Old, an Aston Martin DB4 was chosen to capture this in a synchronized vision of their creation, story and characters. Offering a pure interpretation of a design of its time, the 1958 DB4 symbolized a design milestone for Aston Martin, with the introduction of its Italian-inspired ‘Superleggera’ chassis.
It featured ground-breaking disc brakes on all four wheels, as well as the iconic front wing vents with their distinctive polished blades. This pairs with the Bowmore 15 Year Old, which combines first-fill bourbon casks and hogsheads and is defined by sweetness, reminiscent of Italian desserts and Italian Amalfi lemon and honey.
The complexity of the Aston Martin DB9 aligns with the balance and depth of the Bowmore 18 Year Old. Signifying a new era for Aston Martin, the DB9 from 2003 is one of the more complex showcases of engineering, with the perfect balance of 50/50 weight distribution front to rear.
Like this, the Bowmore 18 Year Old spent time maturing in the finest Oloroso and PX Sherry casks. It features a dark appearance, with complex layers of flavors that combine dark chocolate, treacle toffee and peat smoke roasted coffee.
Manuel Gonzalez, with Beam Suntory, said, “We’re thrilled to reveal the final Designed by Aston Martin set in the trilogy, unifying our exclusive travel retail whiskies with the flair and innovative nature of Aston Martin’s design team. Due to the ongoing success of the previous Aston Martin series, we know this collaboration largely appeals to our consumers passing through the GTR channel, offering them the chance to engage and discover the Bowmore range.”
The new collection will feature in key airports including London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Taiwan, Dubai, Hong Kong, and Hainan starting in July.
- Bowmore 10 Years Old / 40% ABV / RRP $64 USD
- Color: Dark amber
- Nose: Sun-dried fruit, baked Seville orange and toasted maple
- Palate: Sultanas, sea salt and dark fruit oils
- Finish: Peat-smoked walnut and spices
Bowmore 15 Years Old / 43% ABV / $98 USD
- Color: Golden barley
- Nose: Sicilian golden desserts with honey, Amalfi lemon and sweet tobacco leaf
- Palate: Silky citrus, salty-sweet vanilla and honeycomb
- Finish: Peat smoke, sweet almond and lingering lemon
Bowmore 18 Years Old / 43% ABV / $145 USD
- Color: Deep sunset
- Nose: Rich dark chocolate, treacle toffee and date oil
- Palate: Bitter-sweet orange peel and peat-smoke roasted coffee
- Finish: Velvet mocha and macadamia nut chocolate
For more information, check out www.bowmore.com.
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