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Bowmore 1956 Sherry Casks

Lot: 282589

Bowmore 1956 Sherry Casks

Winning Bid: £6,800
(Reserve not met) This lot currently has: 17 bids

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Lot: 282589
Distillery: 
Bowmore
Age: 
n/a
Vintage: 
1956
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
Sherry Casks
Bottled Strength: 
43%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Bowmore 1956 Sherry Casks

Islay’s oldest working distillery, Bowmore was established in 1779 and is now regarded as one of the most popular malts not only on Islay, but in the whole of Scotland. The distillery was acquired by Stanley P. Morrison in 1963, ushering in an era of iconic single malts, including the legendary Black Bowmore, credited by many as the genesis of whisky collecting, bottled in 1995. The distillery was bought under the control Suntory the year prior (they had been stakeholders since 1989), and it remains one of the most collectible brands in Scotch whisky today. Bowmore is one of the few remaining Scottish distilleries to use its own floor maltings, providing them with 40% of their requirements.

A 1956 vintage sherry cask matured Bowmore, bottled some time in the late 1980s.

This series of sherry cask Bowmore vintages come highly recommended by those lucky enough to try them. None more so than Serge Valentin who gave this an impressive 96 points on WhiskyFun, claiming it to be 'in a class of its own'.

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Please note: Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.

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