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Bowmore 1980 Single Cask 30 Year Old #5774 / The Queen's Visit

Lot: 6164516

Bowmore 1980 Single Cask 30 Year Old #5774 / The Queen's Visit

Winning Bid: £3,500
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30 Year Old
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American Oak Hogshead
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Bowmore 1980 Single Cask 30 Year Old #5774 / The Queen's Visit

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.

On August 9th, 1980, Bowmore distillery received a visit from Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Morrison Bowmore Distillers’ Chairman and co-founder James Howat hosted Her Majesty's visit and tour of the distillery. To mark the occasion, James decided to buy cask #5744 which was filled on the same day. Upon his death in 2008, ownership of the cask passed to The JTH Charitable Trust who bottled it. 

This whisky was distilled on 9th August 1980 and was filled into single American hogshead #5774. It was bottled at cask strength 30 years later in September 2011.

One of 156 bottles.

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