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Bowmore 1968 Single Sherry Cask #222 / Fecchio & Frassa Import

Lot: 6114911

Bowmore 1968 Single Sherry Cask #222 / Fecchio & Frassa Import

Winning Bid: £11,500
(Reserve not met) This lot currently has: 31 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Bowmore
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
1968
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
Sherry Cask
Bottled Strength: 
59.7%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Bowmore 1968 Single Sherry Cask #222 / Fecchio & Frassa Import

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 1993. The distillery was bought under the control Suntory the year after 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 is part of an incredibly rare series of single cask Bowmore bottled in the late 1970s. These were joined by several sought after Springbank among the earliest exclusive single cask bottlings imported to Italy.

The whisky was distilled in 1968 and aged in single ex-Sherry cask #222 before being bottled at cask strength in December 1977.

One of 201 bottles.

These were notably produced with several different coloured versions of this capsule, including a rare short-cap example.

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