Whisky Focus - Bowmore 1966 50 Year Old Review

Bowmore 1966 50 Year Old

29th November 2017
Bowmore unveil Bowmore 1966, the third edition in the Bowmore 50 Year Old Vault Legends Collection.

Bowmore 1966 50 Year OldBowmore 1966 50 Year Old is one of those whisky's which mere mortals such as myself can only dream about and only those of you with very deep pockets or lottery winners will ever get to experience.

The Bowmore 1966 is the third edition in the Bowmore 50 Year Old Vault Legends Collection, this latest edition was matured for 50 years in a single ex-Bourbon hogshead cask# 5675 and bottled at 41.5% ABV.

The whisky actually celebrates quite a memorable year for the Islay distillery as 1966 was actually the first year that Bowmore single malt whisky was officially bottled by the distillery and it was also the year which the now legendary Bowmore Distillery Manager, Eddie MacAffer, joined the Bowmore distillery.

As you would expect the Bowmore 1966 50 Year Old is presented in premium bottle and presntation box, it comes in a handmade crystal decanter boasting sterling silver adornments and is housed in a hand crafted cabinet made from quality Scottish oak. At the centre of the each cabinet lies five hand laid silver tree rings depicting the five decades of the rare vintage's maturation. The characterful nature of the Scottish oak means each individual bottling will be entirely unique with no two bottles being the same.

Only 74 bottles of the Bowmore 1966 50 Year Old will be available worldwide, it has a RRP of $30,000/22,450 and will be available from December in specialist online whisky shops such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt

Bowmore 1966 50 Year Old Review

The official tasting note is a little short and lacking detail, but here it is anyway.

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose:  On the nose, Bowmore 1966 50 Years Old offers elegant bursts of lychee, pineapple, and watermelon, developing into light floral notes and a dry finish on the palate. It is perfectly balanced with a silky whisper of smooth syrup.


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