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Bowmore 15 Year Old Sestante for Il Carato

Lot: 268228
Bowmore 15 Year Old Sestante for Il Carato
Bowmore 15 Year Old Sestante for Il Carato
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Winning Bid: £1,014

Bowmore 15 Year Old Sestante for Il Carato

Distillery:
Bowmore
Age:
15 year old
Vintage:
n/a
Region:
Islay
Bottler:
Sestante
Cask Type:
n/a
Bottle Strength:
40%
Bottle Size:
75cl
Distillery Status:
Operational

Bowmore 15 Year Old Sestante for Il Carato

Islay’s oldest working distillery, Bowmore was established in 1779 and is now regarded as one of the most popular malts not only on Islay, but in the whole of Scotland. The distillery was acquired by Stanley P. Morrison in 1963, ushering in an era of iconic single malts, including the legendary Black Bowmore, credited by many as the genesis of whisky collecting, bottled in 1993. The distillery was bought under the control Suntory the year after (they had been stakeholders since 1989), and it remains one of the most collectible brands in Scotch whisky today. Bowmore is one of the few remaining Scottish distilleries to use its own floor maltings, providing them with 40% of their requirements. The unique microclimate in their iconic No.1 vaults shares very little with the angels, meaning casks are readily available for independent labels like this, many of which are spectacular.

A very rare Bowmore bottled by famous Italian bottlers, Sestante, for Ristorante il Carato, an enoteca in the town of Brescia. Sestante bottled several whiskies for Il Carato, including the Van Gogh and Flowers series.

The Sestante import company was founded in the 1970s by Ernesto Mainardi, and he bottled his first single casks under the name in 1985. Alongside his contemporary, Silvano Samaroli, Mainardi pioneered giving his customers a choice of both standard 40-46% bottlings, and cask strength releases from the same casks. Along with his other brand, Silver Seal, Mainardi's bottlings are incredibly sought after.

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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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