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Bowmore 1971 Sestante 15 Year Old Cask Strength

Lot: 6128775A

Bowmore 1971 Sestante 15 Year Old Cask Strength

Winning Bid: £2,090
(Reserve not met) This lot currently has: 7 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Bowmore
Age: 
15 Year Old
Vintage: 
1971
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Sestante
Bottled Strength: 
59.1%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Bowmore 1971 Sestante 15 Year Old Cask Strength

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. The unique microclimate in their iconic No.1 vaults shares very little with the angels, meaning casks are readily available for independent labels like this, many of which are spectacular.

A very interesting 1971 vintage bottling of Bowmore from Sestante. Bottled in 1986, this was available as a cask strength release, as well as at a lower 40% ABV.

The Sestante import company was founded in the 1970s by Ernesto Mainardi, and he bottled his first single casks under the name in 1985. Alongside his contemporary, Silvano Samaroli, Mainardi pioneered giving his customers a choice of both standard 40-46% bottlings, and cask strength releases from the same casks. Along with his other brand, Silver Seal, Mainardi's bottlings are incredibly sought after.

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