Bowmore 30 year old

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Kirsten Blackie-Gault


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Bowmore has unveiled its first annual 30-year-old release, celebrating how time shapes the exceptional Bowmore character.

For over 240 years, the Bowmore distillery has been capturing the essence of Islay from the shores of its remote island home.  This single malt harnesses the power of this time in every single drop and tells a story of the past, savoured in the present. This a single malt defined, shaped and crafted by time.

Distilled in 1989, this rare single malt whisky has been carefully nurtured for three decades in our finest Sherry hogsheads and Bourbon barrels.  Selected from just two casks each year, this is an exceptional single malt which embodies the last thirty years in the very core of its character.

30 year old is bottled at a cask strength of 45.3% and  is a celebration of Bowmore’s rich fruity and subtly smoky style. With a burnished gold natural colour, this whisky offers up aromas of heather, bananas, peaches, pineapple, vanilla and butterscotch.  Whilst on the palate, tropical fruits and honey sweetness unite with subtle peat smoke and hints of eucalyptus, ensuring warming and lingering finish.

David Turner, Bowmore Distillery Manager, comments: “By adding an ongoing 30- Year-Old Bowmore to the portfolio, we are able to showcase how vital time spent in cask shapes and influences our spirit, making it even more exceptional and characterful.  Each annual release will tell the rich stories of Bowmore, but importantly each will have their own unique style and character.  As for this release, this is another perfect example of classic Bowmore but with boundless depth and intrigue reflecting the long standing interaction of spirit and wood.”

Only 2580 bottles of Bowmore 30yo will be released in 2020. This stunning new whisky will be available across a select number of whisky specialist customers in early November, with an RSP of £2,000.