Bowmore 50 Year 1961

Peated Single Malt

Islay, Scotland

RARE
  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    96
  • Avg. Rating

    3.67
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 3 )

This 50 year-old Bowmore is a limited 200-bottle release stemming from two ex-bourbon hogshead casks filled half a century ago, in December 1961. Bowmore 1961 has been released over a period four years, with the final 50 bottles now available, each priced at $23,000.The casks were matured for a time in Bowmore's famed No. 1 Vaults. Bottled at 40.7% ABV, each bottle is enclosed in a handmade wooden cabinet, with silver neck collars and cork tops, and handblown glass.

  • age
    50 Year
  • abv
    40.7
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon hogshead

Tasting Notes

"A shockingly luscious and vibrant nose delivers a fruit basket of bright tropical and floral notes, with stray wafts of salt underneath. The palate showcases peach, green apple, and honey, with a light, clean smoky trail coming on late. The long smooth finish lingers for ages without a trace of heat. Its age shows most here, with oak and tannins backed by a bit of bitterness and rancio, rounded out by more honeyed, floral sweetness. May we all be as brilliant, bright and well-rounded at 50 years."

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Floral & Fruity