Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Beam Suntory, has announced the launch of a new limited edition 50 Year Old expression, from its Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky brand.

Bowmore 1966 50 Year Old (41.5% ABV) has been aged for 50 years in a single ex-bourbon hogshead cask, and nurtured over the years by legendary Bowmore Distillery Manager Eddie MacAffer.

Bowmore 1966 50 Year Old

Bowmore 1966 50 Year Old, is the third expression from Bowmore’s 50 Year Old Vault Legends Collection, a series honouring the rare single malts that were first distilled and began aging in the No. 1 Vaults during the 1960s, an era known for producing some of Bowmore’s most collectible bottlings.

Limited to just 74 bottles, this latest release from the Islay based distillery, is said to deliver notes of lychee, pineapple and watermelon on the nose. Followed by a light floral, syrupy smooth, dry finished palate.

Commenting on the launch, David Turner, Bowmore’s Distillery Manager, said: “To this day Eddie MacAffer is renowned at the Bowmore distillery for his passion and knowledge, which he so proudly showcased throughout his 50 years at the distillery. I am honoured to celebrate such a pivotal year in Bowmore’s history and launch this incredible whisky, which was not only nurtured by Eddie himself but also created the very year Eddie joined us. The Bowmore 1966 50 Years Old demonstrates the rewards of our meticulous aging process and proves the unparalleled quality of the whiskies coming from our passionate and dedicated distillery team. This single malt whisky is set to be treasured among Bowmore fans and will undoubtedly build upon Bowmore’s legendary collectors status.”

Bowmore 1966 50 Year Old, will be available next month from specially selected, specialist retailers, for a RRP of $30,000.

Posted by Steve Rush