The final stage of a 45 year long
there was White, then Black and now the
exquisite trilogy is complete with the
release of the exclusive Gold Bowmore –
a 44 year old single malt whisky from
Bowmore’s famous weather beaten
distillery on the Scottish Island of
A highly collectible and multi-award
winning whisky, with previous trilogies
selling at auction for as much as
£11,000, Bowmore has long been coveted
by whisky lovers worldwide and today
sees the release of just 701 bottles of
this unique Gold Bowmore spirit, each
lovingly hand-numbered and encased in a
stunning Burr Elm box.
44 years of quiet maturation in the
famous number one vaults, has allowed an
exceptional and rare example of Bowmore
single malt to develop – the oldest one
ever to be released from the distillery.
Gold Bowmore has been created from the
same hand-crafted spirit as the first
two in the trilogy with the individual
taste of each influenced by the
different casks they were matured in.
Gold Bowmore is uniquely matured in
three Bourbon casks and a single Oloroso
cask then carefully married together to
make a spirit richly gold in colour with
a finish that is beautifully balanced
yet incredibly complex.
The trilogy began in 2007 with Black
Bowmore. Matured purely in Oloroso
casks, ebony in colour with aromas of
exotic fruits, ginger and cinnamon,
there were just 827 bottles produced.
This was followed last year by the
release of White Bowmore, matured in
Bourbon casks, the colour of golden
syrup and scents of galia melon, mango
and papaya and launched with just 732
bottles. All three spirits come from the
same year – the first time a Bowmore
trilogy has been created this way.
Eddie McAffer, Distillery Manager at
Bowmore commented: “I am so proud to see
this last and very special part of the
trilogy released. At Bowmore we put
everything we have into every single
bottle but this Gold Bowmore is
something quite unique, embodying
everything that is special about the
whisky and from a year when things at
the Bowmore distillery really went into
a new era.”
The trilogy reflects Bowmore’s heritage
of whisky created by people so
passionate that nothing stands in the
way of perfection. The whiskies are now
some of the most collectable in the
world and on release Black and Gold
impressed critics across the globe.
Bowmore is the final part of the trilogy
which began back in 1964, and has a
fascinating history. This milestone year
for Bowmore marked a new era in the
crafting of the famous single malt.
distillery had newly converted the
original coal-fired pot stills to stills
that run on steam enabling far better
control of the temperature. At the same
time as the first batch of distillate
dropped from these new stills, 17 sherry
butts from Williams and Humbert arrived
at the distillery. Unlike the
traditional bourbon casks, which impart
a golden hue on their contents, the oak
Oloroso casks, retain the sherry taste
and colour, which results in a much
darker, reddish amber whisky.
The Original Trilogy
Whisky lovers will be familiar with the
original Black Bowmore trilogy, released
in 1993, 1994 and 1995. These highly
acclaimed limited editions are some of
the most collectable in the world and in
2007 an original set sold for £11,000 at
Christies – the highest amount ever
reached for whisky at a world auction.
The new Black, White and Gold trilogy
are a reflection of this original trio,
taking the last of the spirit from this
- Rich gold in colour with aromas
of passion fruit, papaya and
- An explosion of ripe exotic
fruits, creamy vanilla and only a
hint of peat smoke on the palate.
- Ebony in colour with aromas of
exotic fruits, ginger and cinnamon.
- A palate combining ripe mango,
toffee and dark chocolate with the
faintest hint of signature Bowmore
- The colour of golden syrup with
amazing aromas of Gallia melon,
mango & papaya.
- On the palate, mixed exotic
fruits, vanilla and maple syrup with
a trace of Bowmore peat smoke.
Where To Buy The Bowmore Trilogy
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