- Bowmore’s oldest whiskey legend
Distilled in 1957 and bottled in 2011, this 54-year-old marvel has been lying in wait in the finest oak for more than half a century in Bowmore’s legendary No. 1 Vaults, the oldest maturation warehouse in all of Scotland.
A collection of 1957 casks matured in second fill sherry butts were bottled in 1995 but one in particular was held back because it was just a bit more special, a bit more exceptional than the rest. Since 1995 this cask has been closely examined every six months.
- The perfect taste comes from barley
This Bowmore 1957 is a symphony of aromas and flavours never before experienced. At first breath, an elixir of blueberries and wild figs with mellow almonds, tropical fruit and rich oaky overtones hits the nose, a reminder of those long years spent in the No. 1 Vaults. The palate reveals layer upon layer of sweet and refined ocean tastes with soft blueberries, cassis and figs, sea salt and fresh eucalyptus. Next, a wisp of teasing smoke and traces of dark chocolate fuse with notes of grapefruit and juicy oak, carried along by a warming marine breeze. This sensory journey ends with a long and whispering finish of cassis, bergamot and star anise.
- Delicacy to every design detail.
Adorning each bottle is a platinum neck collar, hand-engraved with the bottle number and spirit strength, and platinum stopper hand-crafted by Hamilton & Inches, Warrant Holder to the Queen. The bottle and accompanying glasses and water pitcher, also hand-blown by Nairn and Burns, are nestled in a presentation box created by acclaimed woodworker Peter Toaig, using hand-selected pieces of Scottish Oak.
- It is difficult for anyone to own their own.
Bowmore 1957, there are only 12 bottles in the world and numbered from 1 to 12, each bottle is bottled at a concentration of 42.1% with volume of 700ml. Bottles No. 1 and No. 2 were offered at a public auction at esteemed international auction house Bonhams in Edinburgh and in New York City. All net proceeds from both saleswill be donated to five Scottish charities. The uniqueness of # Bowmore_1957_54_years was beyond expectation. No need to go to Islay, go to # Whisky_Cognac _Museum to enjoy a piece of history.