doubt the Queen's Cask Bowmore bottling is an exceptionally rare piece of
whisky distilling history and has unique Royal provenance. Not only was
the spirit laid down to commemorate The Queen's landmark visit to Bowmore
Distillery but it has now been chosen by the Palace to mark the Queen's
Golden Jubilee 21 years later.
mellow. On nosing, one may find rich dark chocolate with hints of
liquorice and sherry. One is also reminded of wonderful aromas of mountain
pine trees. The palate is rewarded with Madeira richness and sweet toffee
overtones. The finish is long and fruity.
On the 12th of
October 2002 I wrote a letter to Her Majesty the Queen at
Buckingham Palace, requesting to get 1 bottle of the Queen's Cask 21
Years Old for my collection. It was worth trying wasn't it!? It was a
big surprise when I received a reply from Buckingham Palace dated 21st
January 2003. Unfortunately it wasn't the answer I was hoping for.
In February 2003 I wrote my 2nd letter to
Her Majesty the Queen, now requesting for a empty
bottle with packaging. It was a tough thought for me that the empy bottles at
the Palace would end up in the garbage bin. Again I received a reply via
de Master of the Household, dated 24th February 2003. And again no
success for me.......
If you are interested in the
correspondence between myself and Buckingham Palace, click to download a
PDF file (these files will open in a new window):