Bowmore 1957- 54 year old (1)
Lot 84
Bowmore 1957- 54 year old (1)
US$ 160,000 - 190,000
£99,000 - 120,000

Auction 20459: Whisky
28 Oct 2012 14:00 EDT

New York
Lot Details
Bowmore 1957- 54 year old (1) Bowmore 1957- 54 year old (1)
Bowmore 1957- 54 year old
Distilled 1957, bottled 2012. Distilled and had bottled by Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd. Decanter #2 of a limited edition of 12.
Hand blown, platinum encrusted, crafted decanter with engraved platinum collar and seal. In wooden and cork lined presentation case accompanied by two glasses and a water jug similarly hand blown to the decanter. Level: Filled to 700ml. Single malt, 42.1% volume.
(1 glass decanter)

Footnotes

  • Cask background:

    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. In 2000, this cask was finally moved into a second fill bourbon barrel.

    Tasting Note:

    This 54 year old 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.
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