Friday, June 30, 2017


Beam Suntory, has announced the US launch of the fifth and final edition of its limited-edition Black Bowmore 1964 bottling.

Black Bowmore 1964 - 50 Year Old (40.9% ABV) has spent the last 50 years maturing in first fill Oloroso sherry casks, in Bowmore’s No.1 Vaults at its distillery on Islay.

Black Bowmore 1964 - 50 Year Old

Black Bowmore 1964 - 50 Year Old, is the second expression in the Bowmore 50 Year Old Collection, a series honouring the rare single malts that were first distilled and began aging in the No. 1 Vaults during the 1960s.

Limited to a global release of just 159 bottles, this last Black Bowmore bottling, which first launched in the UK in November 2016, was distilled on November 5th 1964, and since its first release in 1993, has become one of the most sought after and collectable single malt Scotch whiskies in the world.

Commenting on the US launch, David Turner, Distillery Manager at Bowmore, whose Grandfather worked on the original bottling over 50 years ago, said: “Black Bowmore is one of those whiskies that are spoken about in hushed tones by collectors and aficionados around the world. To have the opportunity to try Black Bowmore now – at the ripe old age of 50 years – is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

Black Bowmore 1964 - 50 Year Old, will be available next month in the US, as part of the Bowmore 50 Year Old Vault Legends Collection, for a RRP $25,000.

Posted by Steve Rush