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Bowmore Wood Trilogy

         
                     

 In the winter of 1964, the new spirit was placed into three different kinds of wood: Fino Sherry, Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry. The resulting whiskies from these different types of wood are remarkable and a wonderful illustration of the contrast that different cask types have on the complexities of the final spirit.
 

This is truly an exceptional set of three 1964 Bowmore's and is one of the most complex and compelling trilogies to be released from the Bowmore No.1 Vaults. It is a wonderful demonstration of the effect the Fino, Bourbon and Oloroso casks have had on the character of the maturing spirit, to produce three distinctive and rare, yet complimentary examples of Bowmore Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky.


                    1964 Fino Cask 37 Years Old                    
                  1964 Bourbon Cask 38 Years Old                  
                  1964 Oloroso Cask 38 Years Old                  

 

1964 Fino Cask - 37 Years Old - 49.6%

             
       
             
   

1964 Distillation
37 Years Old
Fino Cask

Wood Trilogy 1st Edition

300 bottles released in 2001

This Limited Edition Bowmore Fino Cask 1964 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky spent 37 Years maturing in Spanish Fino sherry casks which originally contained sherry from Macharnudo, renowned as one of the finest vineyard areas in the region.

The palest of all sherry, Fino is reputed for its delicate, almond bouquet and light, dry palate. As the robust Islay character of the Bowmore has mellowed with age, the whisky has inherited the distinctive Fino bouquet. This bottle is one of only 300 in the world to have this truly unique complexity of flavours.

Above: 700 ml version
Left: 750 ml version (USA)

     
   
       

Tasting Notes

A fragrant nose of almonds, gooseberry and citrus fruits. A drop of water releases aromas of fresh Seville oranges. On tasting, a surge of the sweetest honey washes over the palate before one experiences the rich smokiness of Bowmore. The finish is slightly dry, long and memorable.

             

             
             

1964 Bourbon Cask - 38 Years Old - 43.2%

             
       
             
   

1964 Distillation
38 Years Old
Bourbon Cask

Wood Trilogy 2nd Edition

300 bottles released in 2002

This Limited Edition Bowmore Bourbon Cask 1964 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky spent 38 Years maturing in traditional American bourbon casks. These bourbon casks have imparted a wonderful, creamy, sweet, essence into the distinct character of Bowmore, resulting in a multitude of sumptuous aromas you will never forget. This bottle is one of only 300 in the world.

Tasting Notes

A truly delicious nose of vanilla, coconut and fresh tropical fruits. A spectrum of creamy, fruity flavours flood the palate.White chocolate, fruit drops, pears, aniseed and just a little oak to remind you that this has been in cask for a long, long time.

Above: 700 ml version
Left: 750 ml version (USA)

     
   
             

             
             

1964 Oloroso Cask - 38 Years Old - 42.9%

             
       
             
   

1964 Distillation
38 Years Old
Oloroso Cask

Wood Trilogy 3rd Edition

300 bottles released in 2003

This Limited Edition Bowmore Oloroso Cask 1964 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky spent 38 Years maturing in Oloroso sherry casks, resulting in a perfect balance between the rich, smoky, flavours of the Bowmore and the elegant, fruity, essences of the Oloroso. This bottle is one of only 300 in the world.

Tasting Notes

Complex aromas of peat, raisins, dark chocolate and wood. A little water makes the nose even more fascinating. Orange peel, spice, coffee beans. A creamy, toffee, palate subsides to leave a superb, smoky, finish that could only be Bowmore.

Above: 700 ml version
Left: 750 ml version (USA)

     
   
             

             

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