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Last Cask rediscovered for Black Bowmore 50YO

Bowmore has released its fifth and final edition of its Black Bowmore 1964 distillation. Black Bowmore 50 Year Old, the Last Cask to be rediscovered has spent 50 years in cask at Bowmore's No.1 vaults, the world's oldest Scotch maturation warehouse, making it the most aged expression of the collectable series. 

Black Bowmore has been acclaimed as one of the most rare and sought-after single malt whiskies. Presented in a bespoke handmade cabinet the beguiling history of Black Bowmore is revealed with each silver contour marking the passing of time since the historic first distillation; this release is set to assert its legendary status.

Black Bowmore 50 Year Old, takes its name from the intense maturation in first-fill oloroso sherry casks, which has imparted a darkness to the colour of the whisky. Black Bowmore was first distilled on 5 November 1964 at the Bowmore distillery on Islay and after four acclaimed releases, the first in 1993 and the fourth in 2007, one last cask was rediscovered in the darkest, coolest corner of the No.1 Vaults.

As only 159 bottles of Black Bowmore 50 Year Old will be available internationally, this highly anticipated release is expected to become a collector’s whisky.

Distillery manager David Turner, who’s grandfather worked on the original bottling over 50 years ago, says: “This last cask of Black Bowmore to be rediscovered not only demonstrates the unparalleled depth and quality of our single malts but cements Bowmore as one of the world’s leading whiskies.”

8 November 2016 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, editorial assistant