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Bowmore 1955 40 Year Old

Lot: 325569

Bowmore 1955 40 Year Old

Winning Bid: £12,500

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Bowmore
Age: 
40 Year Old
Vintage: 
1955
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
see lot description
Bottled Strength: 
42%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Bowmore 1955 40 Year Old 

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. 

This incredible release is a pre-Morrison's vintage, distilled back in 1955. The unique microclimate of the No.1 Vaults warehouse at Bowmore distillery means casks share very little with the angels, and has allowed the distillery to bottle some spectacular age-statements over the years. This spent 40 years in it, overseen by 7 different distillery managers, first in oak hogsheads before being transferred into Oloroso sherry butts. 

Each glass decanter was individually blown, hand-cut and engraved by the artists of Caithness Glass,and the oak presentation case was hand made by the master cabinet makers of Charles Kirkby & Sons.

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