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Black Bowmore 1964 / 42 Year Old / Sherry Cask

    70cl / 40.5%  -  Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
   

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.

     
  £6,999.00 inc.VAT (£5,832.50 ex. VAT) Buy this product
More Details
Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Bottler: Distillery Bottling
Bottling Date: 2007
Number of Bottles: 827

Tasting Notes

Producer's Tasting Notes

Almost ebony in colour, with incredible aromas of exotic fruits, ginger and cinnamon.

The palate is rewarded with hints of ripe mango, toffee and dark chocolate with the faintest hint of the smokey Bowmore signature.

The finish is luxurious, creamy and warm.

Tasting Notes by John Hansell, Malt Advocate

In short, this is one of the most fascinating whiskies I have ever tasted! It’s better than the original Black Bowmore trio.

...What I think impresses me most is how the whisky evolves. On the nose and palate, this is a thick, viscous, whisky, with notes of sticky toffee, earthy oak, fig cake, roasted nuts, fallen fruit, pancake batter, black cherry, ripe peach, dark chocolate covered espresso bean, polished leather, tobacco, a hint of wild game and lingering, leafy damp kiln smoke. Flavors continue on the palate long after swallowing. This is what we all hope for (and dream of) in an older whisky!

I have now tasted this whisky twice: last night before dinner with Iain McCallum, Bowmore’s whisky “nose”, and this morning, in my hotel room before posting this. My opinion is the same. My rating for this whisky, which will be published in the next issue of Malt Advocate magazine, is: 97. (That’s the highest rating I have ever given a whisky.)


 

Over its many years of distillation, Bowmore has produced some outstanding, iconic limited edition bottlings. This particularly stunning example of Bowmore was distilled on the 5th of November 1964. The spirit was carefully filled into exceptional Oloroso sherry casks then laid down to mature deep in the distillery vaults below sea level.

 

The spirit was carefully filled into exceptional Oloroso sherry casks then laid down to mature deep in the distillery vaults below sea level. After more than four decades breathing deep through the hand selected oak casks, the Bowmore spirit has been imparted with a stunning aroma and palate.

Throughout its quiet maturation, this remarkable malt whisky has acquired its rich, deep, dark colour from the sherry casks giving the apt title of ‘Black’ Bowmore. The five Oloroso casks of this unique whisky have produced only 804 bottles, making it one of the rarest malt whiskies in the world.

 
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