Bowmore Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky has unveiled an annual release, Bowmore 30 Year Old.
Distilled in 1989, this single malt whisky aged three decades in Bowmore’s sherry hogsheads and bourbon barrels. It matured in the Bowmore No. 1 Vaults, one of the world’s oldest maturation warehouses.
Bottled at a cask strength of 45.3% ABV, this expression is a celebration of Bowmore’s rich fruity and subtly smoky style, the company says. With a burnished gold natural color, this whisky offers up aromas of heather, bananas, peaches, pineapple, vanilla and butterscotch. While on the palate, tropical fruits and honey sweetness combine with subtle peat smoke and hints of eucalyptus.
“By adding an ongoing 30 Year Old Bowmore to the portfolio, we are able to showcase how vital the length of time spent in casks shapes and influences our spirit, making it even more exceptional and full of character,” says David Turner, Bowmore Distillery manager. “Each annual release will tell the rich story of Bowmore, but importantly each will have their own unique style and character. As for this release, this is another perfect example of classic Bowmore but with boundless depth and intrigue reflecting the long standing interaction of spirit and wood.”
Only 2,580 bottles are available globally. Bowmore 30 Year Old is available from January 2021 for a suggested retail price of $2,500 per 750-ml. bottle.