A 1964 vintage Bowmore aged for 38 years in bourbon casks. 1964 seems to have been a good year at Bowmore, as there have been a large number of very high quality releases, not least the Trilogy series. With notes of pepper, mustard and a herbaceousness, Serge Valentin awarded it a fantastic rating of 92 points.
The second of the three extraordinary Oloroso cask 1964 Bowmores released in the mid-1990s. Like the first batch, this release was of 2000 bottles, and originally retailed on the high street for around £80(!). An almost unfathomable concentration and intensity of flavour, and with the perfect balance of fruit, peat and power.
After 2007's 'new' Black Bowmore, this White Bowmore is the second edition of the Noughties' 1964 Trilogy series, and has spent its life in bourbon casks, so should make for a very interesting contrast. Awarded 94 points from John Hansell in Malt Advocate, this was one of the most talked-about releases of 2008.
The final release in the new Bowmore 1964 trilogy, Gold Bowmore is a marriage of three bourbon casks plus the last (and supposedly the best) of the staggeringly good Oloroso casks from this momentous vintage.
Inspired by and named after the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights, just 200 bottles of this Oloroso sherry cask 1964 vintage Dalmore have been released. IWSC 2012 - Gold Outstanding Medal - Whisky - Scotch
1964 seems to be something of a miracle vintage for Bowmore - not only did it produce Black Bowmore and the Oddbins Oloroso cask, but also this beautiful Fino sherry expression. Here the peat is restrained and subtle, leaving the way clear for a stunning, incredibly fruity Bowmore.
The first edition of the legendary Black Bowmore - distilled in 1964 and matured in oloroso casks for 29 years before being unleashed on the world. Only 2000 bottles of this were released and there are only few of them left in the wild...
A bottling of a single cask, part of the same batch of Oloroso casks that produced Black Bowmore. This particular cask yielded just 99 bottles, of which only 95 went on sale. This was originally earmarked by Bowmore as the very best of these famous casks and tasting it, you can see why - all the flavours are super-concentrated.
Another amazing whisky from Bowmore distilled in 1964. Considered by many to be the best of the bunch (even beating the Black, Gold and White trilogy), this is elegant, but with an incredible complexity - parma violets, tropical fruit and of course a peaty undertone are all in attendance here. Just 72 bottles of this ever existed.