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Bowmore Oldest Whisky From 1957 Sold for $160,000

Exceptional rare, a bottle of Bowmore oldest Whisky, the distillery ever realised, but also the oldest Islay Single Malt ever produced for sale, has been sold to an anonymous U.S. buyer, for $160,000 at the Bowmore Distillery on Islay, after two failed attempts on auctions. The net proceeds of the sale will be going directly to 5 separate Scottish charities.

Bowmore Oldest Whisky From 1957

Bowmore Oldest Whisky From 1957

Founded over two centuries ago in 1779, Bowmore is the first recorded distillery on Islay and one of the oldest in the whole of Scotland. The distillery is owned by Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd, a holding company owned by Japanese drinks company Suntory.

The bottle of Bowmore 1957 Whisky, which was sold is the first of only 12 existing bottles in the world. Two bottles are kept in the Morrison Bowmore archives and nine now remain for sale at the Bowmore Distillery. Distilled in 1957 and bottled in 2011, this 54-year-old marvel has been maturing in the finest oak in Bowmore’s legendary No. 1 Vaults, the oldest maturationwarehouse in Scotland.

The bottle itself is some kind of artwork. Hand-blown and sculpted by two of the world’s foremost glass artists Brodie Nairn and Nichola Burnsinto, the decanter reminiscent of the waves that crash against the walls of the No. 1 Vaults’ sea-facing walls. The glass is inlaid with shimmering flecks of platinum, while each bottle has a platinum neck collar hand-engraved with the bottle number and spirit strength, and a platinum stopper hand-crafted by Hamilton & Inches, the Scottish jeweler which holds a Royal Warrant from the Queen of England.

The bottle of Bowmore oldest Whisky with accompanying glasses and water pitcher, also hand-blown by Nairn and Burns, is housed in a presentation box created by acclaimed woodworker Peter Toaig, using hand-selected pieces of Scottish Oak.

Bowmore Oldest Whisky From 1957

Bowmore 1957, 54 Years Old – the oldest Bowmore and oldest Islay single malt ever released to the public.

Bowmore Oldest Whisky From 1957

Bowmore 1957, 54 Years Old

Bowmore Oldest Whisky From 1957

Each of the 12 bottles has been hand-blown and sculpted by two of the world’s foremost glass artists Brodie Nairn and Nichola Burns

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