Bowmore 50 Year Old 1961
Distilled one very cold day in December 1961 and laid down in two ex-bourbon hogshead casks, our Bowmore 50 Year Old has spent half a century maturing in the legendary No. 1 Vaults. Today, just 200 bottles of this truly exceptional single malt remain. Bowmore 50 Year Old is a celebration of not just one mastercraft, but many, starting with the time-honoured skills of our small distillery team that cold winter’s day on Islay.
On The Eye: Warm honey gold
Breathe In: Sweet almond frangipane in coconut milk, the fruitiness of apricots and crystallised orange, together with hints of black truffles and tea tree oil
Sip: Bursts of ripe fruit – figs, fleshy papaya, pomegranate and pineapple – intermingled with black truffles and gentle smoke
Savour: The evolving finish of almond cake and caramelised pears interwoven with subtle peat oils