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The 50 Year Old

The 50 Year Old | 40.7% abv | Distilled in 1961

Crafted To Perfection

Distilled one very cold day in December 1961 and laid down in two ex-bourbon hogshead casks, our Bowmore 50 Year Old has spent half a century maturing in the legendary No. 1 Vaults. Today, just 200 bottles of this truly exceptional single malt remain. Bowmore 50 Year Old is a celebration of not just one mastercraft, but many, starting with the time-honoured skills of our small distillery team that cold winter’s day on Islay.

Tasting Notes

On The Eye: Warm honey gold

Breathe In: Sweet almond frangipane in coconut milk, the fruitiness of apricots and crystallised orange, together with hints of black truffles and tea tree oil

Sip: Bursts of ripe fruit – figs, fleshy papaya, pomegranate and pineapple – intermingled with black truffles and gentle smoke

Savour: The evolving finish of almond cake and caramelised pears interwoven with subtle peat oils

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