Bowmore unveils £16k 50 YO whisky

Bowmore has unveiled a limited edition £16,000 bottle of 50-year-old single malt – the fifth and final release from its Black Bowmore series.


Just 159 bottles of Black Bowmore 50 Year Old have been produced, each with an RRP of £16,000

Launched on 1 November, just 159 bottles of Black Bowmore 50 Year Old the limited expression have been produced, having spent 50 years maturing in cask, making it the most aged expression of the Black Bowmore series.

The Islay single malt has been matured in first-fill Oloroso Sherry casks, which have imparted a “deep, black pearl darkness to the colour of the whisky”, with notes of tropical fruit, honeyed black truffle and the signature peat smokiness of Bowmore.

“This last cask of Black Bowmore® to be rediscovered not only demonstrates the unparalleled depth and quality of our single malts but cements Bowmore® as one of the world’s leading whiskies,” said distillery manager David Turner, who’s Grandfather worked on the original bottling over 50 years ago.

Black Bowmore was first distilled on 5 November 1964 at the Bowmore distillery on Islay and after four releases, the first in 1993 and the fourth in 2007, one last cask was rediscovered in the corner of Bowmore’s No.1 Vaults – the oldest Scotch maturation warehouse.

This final bottling is presented in a bespoke handmade cabinet and carries an RRP of £16,000 a bottle, available at select whisky specialists.

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