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Bowmore 1964 Black Bowmore 29 Year Old 1st Edition

Lot: 239196
Bowmore 1964 Black Bowmore 29 Year Old 1st Edition
Bowmore 1964 Black Bowmore 29 Year Old 1st Edition
Bowmore 1964 Black Bowmore 29 Year Old 1st Edition
Bowmore 1964 Black Bowmore 29 Year Old 1st Edition
Bowmore 1964 Black Bowmore 29 Year Old 1st Edition
Winning Bid: £12,300

Bowmore 1964 Black Bowmore 29 Year Old 1st Edition

29 Year Old
Cask Type:
Oloroso Sherry
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Bowmore 1964 Black Bowmore 29 Year Old 1st Edition​

An icon of the whisky world, it's hard to fathom where whisky collecting would be today without the Black Bowmore.  

The first release of three, all distilled in 1964 and matured within single Oloroso sherry casks before being bottled in 1993. Sherry casks were used far more regularly in the 1960's than they are now, and this bottle is testament to the quality of these casks.

The Black Bowmore not just a whisky but a true artefact from the history of the spirit, representing a turning point for single malts. Appearing at a zenith in the popularity of sherry-casked whisky, which was for the first time creating a fashionable buzz around single malt whiskies, seeing it replace cognac as the after dinner drink of choice at banqueting tables, and customers now willing to pay the heady sum of £120 for a bottle. We may look back and scoff at this now but this was a princely fee back in the early 90's when the Black Bowmore was first stocked by Oddbins in the UK.

Speaking of the Black Bowmore, Dave Broom writes:

"If you look at Black Bowmore as fiction, you see it grow from being a simple tale about a product into something which acquires the trappings of legend and myth. What was once ‘Islay’ had been condensed into distilleries; distilleries compressed into specific peculiarities – in Black Bowmore’s case, the magical, never fully explicable weirdness of the conditions in No 1 Vaults, one of walls of which sits below the level of the loch outside; a place of cold and damp, where evaporation is minimal, where elements are both preserved and warped into new shapes, where time slows and things deepen."

Bottle number 1522 of 2000 produced.

This example comes with the original wax seal many of which were recalled and re-sealed with the more common foil seal.

Please observe condition of this bottle as stated in the condition report below and shown in photos.

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Important Notice

Please be advised that the absence of any specific condition reports does not imply that this bottle is in perfect condition. We recommend close inspection of all images prior to placing any bids, and any further information required can be provided upon request.

Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.

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