The Perfect Collection by Mr. Richard Gooding Digital Catalogue - Page 24



BOWMORE
THE BLACK BOWMORE TRILOGY
An icon of the whisky world, it’s hard to fathom
where whisky collecting would be today without
the alluring legend of Black Bowmore.
Distilled on 5th November 1964 this liquid is a
true artefact representing a turning point for single
malts. In 1963, enterprising whisky broker Stanley
P. Morrison purchased Bowmore distillery and made
huge strides in advancing the distillery’s production;
including increasing the number of stills and
changing from direct coal to gas firing. This 1964
distillate would be one of the first produced of this
modernity.
Filled into oak casks which had previously been
used for maturing rich, sweet Oloroso sherry, Black
Bowmore assumes its name from the dramatic black
pearl darkness achieved from this exceptional sherry
seasoned wood. The 1960s are renowned for their
quality of sherry casks, with Bowmore receiving a
steady delivery from William and Humbert of casks
once holding the most delectably mature stocks.
This bottle is a testament to their quality.
These casks were then transferred to Bowmore’s
legendary No.1 Vaults, which sit below sea level on
the shores of Loch Indaal, to mature in a truly unique
atmosphere. It is within these old stone walls, with air
saturated in sea-salt capturing the wild nature of the
Hebrides, that new make spirit becomes Bowmore
single malt Scotch whisky.
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Each season of slumber is an alchemy, combining the
magical character of Islay with centuries of tradition
to shape Black Bowmore’s spirit, deepen its heart
and forge its exuberant character.
The first of three releases from Bowmore’s most
recognisable series was released in 1993, a zenith in
the popularity of sherry-casked whisky, which was
for the first time creating a fashionable buzz around
single malt whiskies.
Though Mr. Gooding was fascinated with every
facet of Scotch whisky, he had an abiding fondness
for the malts produced by Bowmore and in particular
Black Bowmore, his favourite dram.
BOWMORE 1964 BLACK BOWMORE
29 YEAR OLD FIRST EDITION
50% | 70cl
BOWMORE 1964 BLACK BOWMORE
30 YEAR OLD SECOND EDITION
50% | 70cl
BOWMORE 1964 BLACK BOWMORE
31 YEAR OLD FINAL EDITION
49% | 75cl





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