An incrediblyrare Ardbeg from Gordon & Macphail's Connoisseurs Choice series. This was distilled nearly five decades ago back in 1964, when the distillery was still very old-fashioned, using direct fired stills and its own floor maltings, and bottled in 1996.
One of the famous Bowmore Bicentenary bottles from 1979. This whisky was distilled in 1964, and has been hailed as one of the finest Bowmores produced to date. Please note that this item does not come with a presentation box.
An incredibly rare single cask Glenfiddich, distilled in 1964 and aged for over 41 years. Each Private Vintage bottling is selected from a shortlist of 4-6 casks, selected by the malt master, and then hand bottled. Each bottle comes with in a sturdy cherry wood presentation box.
A bottling of a single cask, 1964 vintage Bowmore – part of the same batch of Oloroso casks that produced Black Bowmore. Bottled at 38 years of age, this was released as part of the 'Trilogy' series along with the Fino and Bourbon expressions.
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.
Another incredible 1964 vintage Bowmore this Fino cask following on from Black Bowmore and the Oddbins Oloroso cask. Here the peat is restrained and subtle, leaving the way clear for a stunning, incredibly fruity Bowmore that not everyone understood at the time of release, but which has since become a classic. There seems little chance that we will see another example of this style of Bowmore from this era again.
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.
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 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.
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.
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......
Please note the box has missing wooden slats on the front and sides and the bottle has a missing wax stamp, as shown in the photograph.
Well, here it is - just over twelve years after the previous release, a legend is reborn: Black Bowmore is back! Selected from the same batch of Oloroso casks as the previous bottlings, this is a must-have for wealthy Islayphiles.
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.