Distilled one very cold day in December 1961 and laid down in two ex-bourbon hogshead casks, Bowmore 50 Year Old has spent half a century maturing in Bowmore’s legendary No. 1 Vaults. Now, the oldest whiskey distillery on Islay, has put up for sale the last 50 bottles of its 1961 50-Year-Old single malt elixir.
Warm honey gold liquid is bursts of ripe fruit – figs, fleshy papaya, pomegranate and pineapple – intermingled with black truffles and gentle smoke.
The bottle is hand-blown by Glasstorm, the burr elm display cabinet handcrafted by Peter Toaig and the silver neck stopper and collar fashioned by Thomas Fattorini. An incredible Islay malt, which will cost you $23,000.