Bowmore 34 Years Old Cask Strength by Hart Brothers

Bowmore 34 Years Old Cask Strength by Hart Brothers

$4,910 AUD

40.2% ABV

70 cl 

This Bowmore was distilled in February, 1968 – a classic Bowmore year - and bottled in October, 2002 as part of Hart Brothers’ Finest Collection series.

This limited edition rarity is highly sought after and comes in great condition complete with original tube.

This product is located in Australia.

Distillery

Bowmore Distillery

A distillery of great antiquity, distinguished provenance and an assured future, Bowmore is one of the gems of Islay. And so it was when I visited there in 1985 when it was still firmly in the ownership of Stanley P Morrison Ltd., proudly proclaiming itself to be “Morrison’s Bowmore Distillery”. Thus it remained from 1963 when Morrison’s acquired it, until 1994 when the Japanese Suntory Company took over the distillery in its entirety, having first taken a share holding in 1989. Since 2014 it has been part of the Beam Suntory empire, along with nearby Laphroaig.

The two outstanding features at Bowmore for me – which I believe are still applicable – were the dedication to continue with the distillery’s own floor maltings and the – presumably beneficial – maritime influence on the product, as a result of much of the distillery being actually on the sea wall. This is believed to be a positive, not only in terms of maturation, but also with the processes of malting, brewing and distilling by preventing the growth of harmful bacteria and fungi.