Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Beam Suntory has announced the launch of the last 50 bottles of Bowmore 1961 50 Year Old, which will also be the first release in a new 50 Year Old Collection Series.

Bowmore 1961 50 Year Old (40.7% ABV) which is a limited collection of 200 bottles, released in a number of batches over the last for years, was matured in two ex-bourbon hogshead casks.

Bowmore 1961 50 Year Old

This latest release from the Islay based distillery, which is also the first in a new six part collection of 50 Year Old whiskies, has had its bottles hand-blown by glass sculpting studio Glasstorm, with neck collars and cork stoppers created by Fattorini Silversmiths.

Commenting on the launch, Eddie MacAffer, former Master Distiller at Bowmore, said: “This 50 year old Bowmore is yet another wonderful example of the older whiskies that the distillery has matured in our No. 1 Vaults warehouse, right on the shores of Loch Indaal. This rare whisky was slowly and expertly distilled using the old coal-fired stills used in Bowmore at that time and was then filled into ex-Bourbon hogshead casks and carefully stored away in the No 1 Vaults.”

Bowmore 1961 50 Year Old, will be available later this month from selected specialist retailers, for a RRP of $23,000.

Posted by Steve Rush