Bowmore has announced the new Bowmore Timeless Series, which begins with Bowmore Timeless 27 Year Old and Bowmore Timeless 31 Year Old.
Each bottling is a limited edition of just 3,000 bottles.
To celebrate the launch of Bowmore Timeless Series, Bowmore has collaborated with independent French film director and artist, Thomas Vanz, who has produced a short film about the distillery.
Bowmore Timeless 27 Year Old matured in sherry and ex-bourbon casks for 15 years, followed by first-fill Oloroso butts for a further 12 years. The whisky was bottled at cask strength, 52.7% ABV.
On the nose of Bowmore Timeless 27 Year Old are fruity cooked plums and prune jam, the company reports, plus raisins and sultana notes with a strong Oloroso influence. The palate includes chestnut honey and bee’s wax, fresh leather and Montecristo cigar tobacco, roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate with a hint of oak tannins. The finish is burnt wood notes, dry fruits and a touch of frankincense.
The suggested retail price is $1,525 per 750-ml. bottle.
Bowmore Timeless 31 Year Old is available only at global travel retail. Bottled at 45.4% ABV, it sells for an SRP of $2,100. It matured in ex-Bourbon casks for all 31 years.
“For the Bowmore Timeless Series, the key is the careful selection of the right casks at the right time,” says Ron Welsh, Bowmore master blender. “This enables us to determine when the spirit has reached its peak or if it should be left longer to develop its character further. This careful balance is vital to ensuring the optimal character of our whiskies, promising exceptional flavor delivery.”
This follows the recent release of Bowmore 30 Year Old.