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Rare Bowmore Bottlings

         
                     
                   
                     

        1963 30th Anniversary               Maltmen's Selection 13yo        
      Auld Alliance Celebration             Mashmen's Selection 14yo      
      1970 Distillation 30 Y.O.             Stillmen's Selection 17yo      
      1973 Distillation (2001)             1992 CHAS Bottled 2002      
      Celebration Luncheon             Beach Rugby Bottlings      
      Mizunara Cask Finish             Fly Fishing Bottlings      
      Keizo Saji's Cask 21 Y.O.             Horse Trials Bottlings      

 

30th Anniversary - Distilled in 1963 - 50.0%

             
       
             
    1963 Distillation

600 bottles released in 1993

In commemoration of ownership, the Distillery as had bottled the remaining casks from the 1963 production. Complex yet mellow, this is a superb example of an Islay whisky. Distilled in 1963, bottled in 1993 with a limited quantities of 600 bottles. Matured in specially selected oak casks and warehoused in the distillery vaults.

Above left: 70 cl version
Above middle: 750 ml version (USA)

             
       

Bowmore ISLAY LEGEND

    Bowmore 70 cl 50%    

Bowmore 750 ml 50%

             
             

Auld Alliance - Celebration Edition

       
    Auld Alliance
Celebration Edition
25 Years Old

75 bottles released in 1995

This bottle is one of a Limited Edition of Seventy Five to commemorate the Auld Alliance Reception held at Chateau Lagrange on the 20th day of June 1995.

       
   
       
   
       
       

1970 Distillation - Aged Thirty Years - 43.0%

       
    1970 Distillation
Aged Thirty Years

Bottled to commemorate the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Suntory London Office

Very few bottles released in 2001

The rear label lists the SUNTORY OFFICE GENERAL MANAGERS 1970 - 2000

1970-1975 Masao Yuri
1975-1977 Kazuaki Tsuda
1977-1981 Hiroshi Sakuda
1981-1984 Reji Morioka
1988-1991 Shuntaro Hirota
1992-1997 Hitofumi Ohiwa
1997-         Seuchi Nagata

       
   
       
   
       
       
       
   
       
    1973 Distillation

very few bottles released in 2001

An exclusive bottling to acknowledge the 50th Anniversary of the original company Stanley P Morrison Limited. Presented to guests at a diner to celebrate the occassion at Blair Castle on Saturday 25th August 2001. Distilled in 1973. Matured in specially selected oak casks and warehoused in the distillery vaults.

       
       

Celebration Luncheon - 21 Years Old - 43.0%

       

   

       
   

Celebration Luncheon
21 Years Old
presented to D Carmichael

very few bottles released
on 26th February 1996

       
       
       
       
    Mizunara Cask Finish
"East Meets West"

2000 bottles released in 2015

Left:
700 ml 53.9% alc./vol.
Below:
750 ml 53.9% alc./vol.

Combining the best of the East and the West, Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish is an intriguing marriage of Scottish Strength and passion with Japanese elegance and refinement.

A rare masterpiece, merging the skills of two great whisky distilling nations.

       
   

Tasting Notes

Mizunara Cask Finish
53.9% als./vol.

On the eye warm amber.

Breathe in spicy, mellow sweetness carried on a fresh ocean breeze.

Sip sweet vanilla, cedar wood, exotic mango and honey rose blossom.

Savour floral spice and fragrant smoke.

     
       
   

East Meets West

Mizunara oak casks embarked on the 6,000 mile journey from Japan to Islay.

Cultures and languages differ but master craftsmanship is admired the whole world over. Combining the best of the east and the west in a first for scotch malt whisky, Bowmore Mizunara cask finish is an intriguing marriage of Scottish strength and passion with Japanese elegance and refinement.

Here, in a first for scotch malt whisky, these legendary Mizunara casks became home to Bowmore’s celebrated single malt, resting peacefully in the infamous No.1 Vaults. A remarkable creation has emerged which is a rare masterpiece indeed, merging the skills of the great whisky distilling nations.

     
   
     
   
       

       
       

Keizo Saji's Cask - 21 Years Old - 55.5%

       
   

1991 Distillation
21 Years Old

400+ bottles released in 2012

In the summer of 1991 the president of Suntory, Mr. Keizo Saji visited Bowmore distillery. After mixing drying malt in a kiln and touring the still house, what was waiting for him in the warehouse was one sherry cask. His tour guide, Mr. Brian Morrison, handed Mr. Saji a bung to close the full new cask, and a wooden hammer.

The cask Mr. Saji filled himself was put into storage near the sea. Unexpectedly, the cask was placed right next to the malt cask donated by Bowmore to Her Majesty the Queen.

Subsequently, in 1994, Suntory became the owner of Morrison Bowmore.

       
   
       
   

After the death of Mr. Saji his son visited Bowmore distillery and donated his father's cask to the employees of Morrison Bowmore.  

The single sherry cask was distilled in 1991 and bottled in 2012, this 21 year old Bowmore was only given to employees of Morrison Bowmore and not for general sale.

   
       
       

Maltmen's Selection - 13 Years Old - 54.6%

       
   

Craftmen's Collection
Maltmen's Selection

1995 Distillation
13 Years Old
Sherry Butt

Cask Nos. 1551, 1552, 1553, 1559 & 1560
Distilled 13th July 1995
3000
bottles released in 2009
Limited release 700 ml

       
   

Bowmore's Maltmen hand selected five casks from the distillery vaults to produce this limited edition ‘Maltmen's Selection”.

They picked five sherry butts originally filled on July 13, 1995. Cask numbers 1551, 1552, 1553, 1559 & 1560 were selected for their individual character and married together to produce this 13 year old single malt.

Bottled straight from the casks at the natural cask strength of 54.6%. Each bottle has been individually numbered and signed.

       
   
   
       
    This unique expression of Bowmore has been carefully selected by the maltmen of Bowmore Distillery. Since 1779 the distillery craftsmen have continued in the age old tradition of floor malting the barley by hand. The barley is carefully germinated in the distillery malt barns then slowly dried in the distillery's peat fired kiln.
       
       

Mashmen's Selection - 14 Years Old - 55.7%

       
   

Craftmen's Collection
Mashmen's Selection

1999 Distillation
14 Years Old
American Oak Bourbon Barrel

Distilled 3rd May 1999
1500
bottles released in 2013
Limited Release 700 ml

       
   
       
   
   
       
   

Bowmore Mashman's Selection 1999 14 Years Old

Originally only available at Bowmore distillery the Mashman's selection has been released as part of the Craftmen's Collection and is limited to only 1500 bottles.

Distilled on 3rd May 1999 and matured in five hand-selected American oak bourbon barrels.

       
       

Stillmen's Selection - 17 Years Old - 53.1%

       
   

Craftmen's Collection
Stillmen's Selection

1998 Distillation
17 Years Old
Bordeaux Wine Barriques

Distilled 22nd June 1998
1500
bottles released in 2015
Distillery exclusive bottling
Limited release 700 ml

       
   
       
   
   
       
   

Bowmore 1998 Stillmen's Selection 17 Years Old

Distilled on 22nd June 1998 and matured for 17 years in Bordeaux wine barriques. 

A distillery exclusive limited release of 1500 bottles, this is the follow up to the Bowmore Mashmen's Selection.

       
       

1992 CHAS 2002 Tenth Anniversary Bottling

 

   

 

   

       
   

Special 2002 Edition
for
CHAS
Children's Hospital

Limited Edition of 10 bottles

       
    50 ml miniature
limited to 1000
       
       
       

   

Beach Rugby Tournament 2004 No.1 of 1

    Beach Rugby Tournament 2004
     

 

   

Beach Rugby
Tournament
Commemorative Bottlings

2004 bottling No.1 of 1
(sold for charity)

2004 and 2005
Limited Edition bottlings

     
   
       
   

Beach Rugby Tournament 2004

   

Beach Rugby Tournament 2005

       
       

       
 

 

European Fly Fishing Championships 2003

   

Fly Fishing 2009 Bowmore 12 Years Old

       
   

European Fly Fishing
Championship
2003 & 2009

Commemorative Bottlings

Limited Edition bottlings

       
   

2003 logo

   

2009 logo

       
       
       

 

         

 

 

Horse Trials 1996

  Horse Trials 1997  

Horse Trials 1998

         
   

Horse Trials 1999

  Horse Trials 2000  

Horse Trials 2001

         
   

Horse Trials 2003

  Horse Trials 2004  

Horse Trials 2005

         
   
         
Blair Castle
International
Horse Trials

Commemorative Bottlings

Limited Edition bottlings
released in the years
1996 to 2005

   
        Horse Trials 1996
         
   

Horse Trials 1997

  Horse Trials 1998  

Horse Trials 1999

         
   

Horse Trials 2000

  Horse Trials 2001  

Horse Trials 2002

         
   

Horse Trials 2003

  Horse Trials 2004  

Horse Trials 2005

         

     

 

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